In terms of browsers, 2011 may be best known as the year Chrome overtook Firefox as the browser of choice, er, the second-place browser of choice, Mozilla is not going to allow us to forget their accomplishments. Seeing how the web is Mozilla's conduit for its message, there are, of course, many ways to inform the masses. One of the current methods of choice is the almighty infographic, which brings us to their Firefox 2011 offering.
While it is an obvious tool of self-promotion, drawing attention to positive attributes is a practice that goes on everyday in the real world. Much like a peacock spreading its feathers, Mozilla's "Firefox: 2011" infographic reminds us there are other attractive choices out there when it comes to browsing the never-ending tubes of the web.
It should be noted that Mozilla created the graphic themselves, making it much more effective than a third party creation that may not capture the spirit of the company its profiling. The graphic in question:
- 200,000 hours of cuteness. I'm assuming this is referring to the amount of LOLCat (and similar activities) browsing while using Firefox.
- 3 red pandas adopted. It's always nice when the product you're most known for helps out, especially with endangered species. Read more about red pandas and Mozilla's efforts here.
- Over 480 million installations of Firefox add-ons. People LOVE tweaking their "more advanced" browsers.
- More and more people using the "Do Not Track" feature. Perhaps personal privacy is NOT a lost art; at least for some.
- 50 percent less memory usage. To put it nicely, previous Firefox versions were absolute memory hogs. To address this issue is clearly a necessary and needed step. Kudos to Mozilla, although, it did take them a little while.
- Faster Releases. With that in mind, Firefox ninth version was released this week, and while Mozilla isn't matching Chrome's "UPDATE ALL THINGS" schedule, they are obviously more committed to making improved, working builds available to the public.
While Chrome may be making inroads, Mozilla is still a viable alternative to Internet Explorer, and I'm not even talking about them in reference to their performance.