To celebrate five years of Mozilla Firefox, the Mozilla Philippines Community, Globe Telecom & AIM organized an event last November 21. I had the pleasure to be part of it.
I’ve been using Mozilla Firefox for quite some time. I really love that we have an alterantive browser to Microsoft Internet Exploer because I really dislike using IE. One thing I love most about Firefox is that it is customizable. I love love love the add-ons! There are hundreds of it that we can adjust to our own style and liking.
I actually was surprised to learn that there is an active community of Mozilla Firefox users in the Philippines. They even have campus reps!
Campus Reps are volunteers from different schools who help spread the existence of Firefox in the Philippines. Well, who else are the ones active online but the young right?
The event organizer shared with us the history of Mozilla Firefox and how it stands in the online market. Would you believe that a few years back, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 had 96% of the browser market share? Nine out of ten people were using Internet Explorer!
Here are some more trivia I learned from the event:
- Philippines is 4th country in the world with most number of Firefox users
- There was 20% increase of Firefox users in the last 5 months
- There are about 1.5 million Firefox users in the Philippines today
- Firefox has 25% share on global browser space
- Firefox has 50% share in the Philippines!
- Mozilla Firefox has 75 different languages available
Globe Telecom also shared with us that Firefox finally has an add-on for Globe Telecom. We can now send text from our Firefox browser! Rates still apply though (Php1.00 per text). 🙂
I kinda liked how the logo evolved. It actually started as phoenix then firebird then finally, firefox. Here is a video showing how Firefox can light our world 😛 Sorry guys for the poor recording, my hand was kinda tired of holding the camera in a stationary position.
Pictures from the event can be found here.