Firefox product placements

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed that I’ve developed a habbit: Whenever I see a browser in the media, be it television shows, commercials, screenshots on web sites, I automatically check to see what browser and OS is being used.

Very often, Firefox is the browser being used. Today, on, I saw another instance.

It’s a little hard to tell, but there’s a Firefox icon in the bottom left of the dock, the tab has a favicon, and the search bar has a favicon. Ergo, that’s Firefox, not Safari. CNN used to use Netscape 7 in their screenshots. (Although, that could have been because of the AOL-Time Warner umbrella.)

Years ago, the Mozilla Suite was on the Simpsons:

If it hasn’t already been started, it would be cool if we had a log of all instances Firefox has appeared in the media.

3 Responses

  1. Michiel Dumon October 6, 2008 / 5:07 am

    In Belgium we almost always see MSIE. Not good. I’m always a bit angry about that. Even pictures of the redaction of the television news: always MSIE. Hopefully Firefox gets here soon too.

  2. Vladimir Dzhuvinov October 6, 2008 / 11:15 am

    Ha, ha, the Simpsons’ screenshot is spot on the current events :)))

  3. Alex October 7, 2008 / 12:43 am

    A while back I saw Firefox 2 show up in Law & Order: CI, they even used Google (Instead of the fictional search engine shows normally use)

    And a couple of days ago the local news here interviewed a guy who ran a site about pet friendly rentals, to make it easier he made a Firefox extension and they showed a “Get Firefox” part of his site on the news. Beats the IE6 they normally show.

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