Google has begun airing its first television ad after this YouTube video developed by its Japanese arm proved to be widely popular among the Internet’s geeky elite. I think it’s nonsensical and twee, but you shouldn’t take my word for it. I’m just one guy who thinks ads should make you interested in the product.
The commercial… shows a toy version of the Google Chrome logo bouncing around a box of wood blocks of various shapes and sizes, knocking them out until it forms a toy Chrome browser. The spot closes with the call to action, “Install Google Chrome.” [...]
The spot exemplifies the importance Google places on Chrome, introduced last September to battle the dominance of Microsoft in the browser market with Internet Explorer. Upstart browsers Firefox, Safari and Opera have carved into the dominance of Internet Explorer in recent years. Microsoft, however, still dominates the market with 66% share, according to NetApplications. In comparison, Chrome came in with just 1.4% share. [THR]
Holy crap, two-thirds of Internet users are still using Explorer? People, get with the times. Chrome’s commercial may suck, but it’s free and 800 times better than Explorer (as is Firefox). If you’re using IE you may as well have a business card with an AOL or Hotmail email address. Gmail’s the only way you’re not gonna get ostracized by us blogger types.
That’s right: Gmail. Write it down. You don’t want to get the address wrong like I did. Shemale.com is something entirely different.