Firefox passes 50 million mark!

I just got this note in my inbox from Blake Ross on the Spread Firefox newsletter…

Everyone,

In just a few hours now, Firefox will surpass fifty million downloads worldwide! We invite you to join us in the celebration of a reenergized Web: http://www.spreadfirefox.com/fifty.html. There you can read tales of how fellow Firefox users are spreading the word (forehead tattooes, anyone?), and also submit your own. Impress us with your promotional technique and we’ll send you one of only 50 newly minted, numbered, golden coins celebrating this remarkable milestone. We’re also preparing to announce our biggest giveaway ever–details will be available at the site shortly.

See you there, and thanks for your exceptional energy. You’re the reason I’m up at 5AM watching a ticking counter  🙂

-Blake

Checked out SpreadFirefox.com and saw this now:

At 8:58 AM PST this morning, we rolled over the 50,000,000 downloads line. Thanks to the hundreds of you who have regaled us with your heartwarming and often hilarious tales of spreading Firefox. We’re featuring some of the best in the right column, and those members are taking home one of 50 limited edition coins celebrating this milestone, along with other goodies. Even the coins themselves were designed by one of our most talented volunteers, graphics designer Jamey Boj?, and are minted courtesy of CoinsForAnything.

Amazing congrats to the Firefox team. Personally, Firefox has helped rejuvinate my interest in “browsing the Web”. I for one owe the team big.

If you’re not using Firefox…well, why the hell not??