the FF3 map

There are those maps out there which are based on statistical data – assumed, accumulated and unproven figures that may indicate a certain trend and/or just show what the situation has been when the data was collected.

When we look at today’s map of Firefox 3 downloads worldwide in just 24 hours (for a world record):


…I really wonder what ppl will say about this in future, and also how many organizations will take THIS as a basis for their future planing on the availability of internet access, the spread of alternative internet browsers (such as the Firefox 3 suite) and what kind of internet-saturation (?) it takes to actively participate in such a call for a world record (read: the request to download FF3 on this particular day was imho promoted through the blogosphere? If so, it could be a nice indicator for the blogosphere).

However – 8,9 million downloads in just one day are just impressive!

Author: jke

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5 thoughts on “the FF3 map”

  1. Excellent Map, it would be interesting to see how this changes over the next 10 to 20 years and if more and more emerging economies join the fold.

  2. Impressive data. Almost 1 million in Germany, following the 3 million in the US straight. That an interesting marketing story.

    Surprised by Iran and Turkey. And if anyone had a questions what’s going on in Africa in regards to Internet Access and Broadband … this map says it all.

  3. *g*, you took up that thoughts I had… Also thought of posting this but never found the time. Probably the map gives a quite good idea of worldwide connectivity…

  4. Its sad to see that africa is low on downloads for mozilla. Only shows how we are dependant on the very risky microsoft internet explorer. Point to note for new version 3 users and those familiar with TOR and Torbutton Addon is that its nor stable and will give you some errors i.e reset youre homepage to the alias based on youre ip geophrical location.

    Question id like to know what encription level is applied by our ISP to secure wireless connections and whethere ssl is a common practice in Kenya

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