All the attention towards some guys attempt to block Firefox users
from visiting his website shows true marketing genius.
Jack Lewis, as he is apparently
known, has targeted the most loudest and most passionate group of
internet users with his tirade against Firefox. Whats more cunning is
that he responds with comments that get everybody even more upset than
An incorrect story about the site being hacked hit over 5,500 Diggs
yesterday, the only thing that could have got the site more links is
if he had faked his own hacking attempt.
You really can’t come up with linkbait this good. It has the
essential ingredients of controversy, passionate demographic, appeal
to social media and the unique angle that makes famous bloggers feel
that they just have to add something to the conversation and link to
For this reason WhyFirefoxIsBlocked.com wins my linkbaiter of the
month award for August 2007. Expect this to be a regular feature on