bryan coe digital marketing strategist

Mozilla Creates a Viral Video to Promote Firefox

It’s pretty over the top, but I guess that’s the point. Make sure you check out the statistics they have scolling across the bottom of the video.

Here’s a couple of the stats:

Compared to Internet Explorer, Firefox users are

14% less likely to have sleeping disorders
67% more likely to go mountain biking
60% more likely to drink microbrew beer
45% more likely to have gone on a date
16% less likely to have fungal infections

I’m not sure where they came up with stats, but I can’t image Microsoft is laughing too hard.

Yahoo! Video — Mania_t_v **A Warning**

Along with my own business. I do some work on the side as a rater for Google. What I do in a nutshell is rate the validity search strings for sites, images, etc…

Today I had a particular search, actually I don’t remember exactly what the search term was, but it landed me on a page from Yahoo! Video. The page was a directory of videos from a user called Mania_t_v. Frankly the videos were pretty useless, as they all seemed to be advertisements for the site called mania.tv. Now before you go checking out the site… don’t! After checking out some of the videos, although I’m not really into the topic (Hollywood gossip), I thought I would check out the site. The first time i tried, my browser Firefox crashed. Ok, odd… So, I started Firefox again and chose restore the session. It tried to access the site again, and BOOM! Not only did my browser crash, my computer crashed and restarted with a whole bunch of errors! I am currently running AVG Anti-Virus and Ad-Aware (I recommend both) to see what they infected the computer with. So far all I’ve found is some cookies that seem to be a bit dangerous, but I’m sure I’ll find something else considering none of my audio drivers work now…

So in short: Stay away from maniatv.com. I’m not sure if it is one of their that is malicious or those running the site. Hopefully Yahoo! Video will investigate this as well, because if someone is using there service to lure people to their site and then dumping Spy/Malware onto their machines. It could tarnish the image of Yahoo! And this only shortly after I was so happy with their service…