So it’s official, Guiness has confirmed Firefox record setting number of downloads in 24 hours.
There are over 28 Million downloads there, but somehow, I’m still interested on the countries still into 0 downloads.
You’ll understand later what’s this picture is doing in this post.
So at the end of the day, I didn’t come back last week with the number for check of how were final results for the record attempt from Mozilla for a new entry in the Guiness Records.
The website that was tracking the worldwide downloads, is not doing that anymore, but from their reports there were over 8 Million in the first 24 hours.
But what I find most interesting are the numbers from the places without any downloads, which remained pretty much the same last time I was able to check the website, before they stopped tracking those specific stats.
The 0 Club, as I called them, included some places that weren’t that surprising at all, for being quite desolate.
I didn’t get to check the new results from Timor Leste, and wasn’t that surprised about the lack of downloads from North Korea, but I find quite intriguing that there were no downloads at all from French Guiana, which turns out into such an obscure country in South America. I’ve lived in South America for over 20 years already, and French Guiana is simply a huge mystery for me. And there’s where the picture above comes from. I ended up searching something about French Guiana and just stumbled onto this gorgeous photo from a Parade in French Guiana.
And my lack of knowledge about the country and their country, come sort of in line of what I’ll attempt to do more with this blog, discuss, interact and discover more about other cultures, which doesn’t get limited through a country’s legal limits.
This is making me really consider sharing some specifics photos from my personal collection in my next posts.
We’re midway through Download FIrefox 3, still about 6 hours and 1/2 to go. How’s your been.
Got myself one of those mozilla certificates for the download day. Kind of funny. When I tried to reach the website earlier yesterday I even got a error message, for the amount of the people in the network.
The main add-ons I had in the old version, still work on the new, but I already saw some websites not working so well in the new browser, as they get all twitchy or the layout is all strange. Hope the upcoming fixes updates will solve this problem.
The Numbers from the World Downloads are quite impressive, just don’t know if it will mean a new entry in Guiness, would be fun if it does.
These are the Numbers from 7h25am (-3GMT) – all data from Spreadfirefox.com, I’m highlighting some coutries, for different reasons, but you’ll find the complete list over there. But where is the Vatican?
Total Downloads: 5,724,449
USA: 2,128,736 (Largest Amount of Downloads)
Germany: 355,323 (it seems they’re second)
Brazil : 128,406
Taiwan: 49,328 (does it make me a sick person, that I’m giddy that there were more downloads in Taiwan, than in Argentina)
South Korea: 31,992
Hong Kong: 26,945
New Zeland: 18,938 (we should get the Middle-Earth peple to download it too).
Bangladesh: 1,466 (If I remember right from school, it’s the country with the highest level of population density)
Qatar: 885 (Always loved, writing Qatar)
Palestinian Territories: 252
Liechtenstein: 216 (Smallest country with defined borders)
Zimbabwe: 146 (last country in the list, alphabetically)
Afghanistan: 93 (the first coutry in the list, alphabetically)
Cape Verde: 15 (I went to college with some people from Cape Verde)
Sierra Leoa: 2
The 0 Club, makes you wonder why…
French Guiana: 0
North Korea: 0
Svalbard and Jan Meyen: 0
Timor Leste: 0
Western Sahara: 0
Will be back tomorrow with final results, and how this will hare out.