Firefox Developer Accuses TechWeb Journalist of Lying

    April 26, 2005

Firefox developer Asa Dotzler is using the Spread Firefox blog to accuse TechWeb of lying about the Firefox 1.0 downloads.

He also says CNET (which has since corrected their story, according to a comment on Dotzler’s post) is “falling down on the job, too, claiming that it took us five days to hit 1 million downloads.” Asa continues…

“This so-called journalist needs to hear from you all too. Please quote C|Net’s original article that refutes this new one about as directly as anything else. The incompetence just amazes me.”

Blogs are the new letters to the editor.

Referenced links:
Asa Dotzler
Let’s Get the Facts Straight
Users Rush To Opera 8.0

Steve Rubel is a PR strategist with nearly 16 years of public relations, marketing, journalism and communications experience. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President with Edelman, the largest independent global PR firm.

He authors the Micro Persuasion weblog, which tracks how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations practice.