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20/06/2008 by

Viral Friday: Firefox Download Day 2008

Viral Friday is the weekly viral video chart of ViralBlog, showing the 10 most popular viral videos, commercials or user-generated videos, carefully selected and ranked by popularity, viral impact & spread.

This weeks Viral Friday #1 position goes to Mozilla with Firefox Download Day 2008. The Mozilla Foundation presented Firefox 3 last Tuesday and wanted to set the world record for ‘most downloads in 24 hours’. The runner up spot is for with Incredible McCain Girl. The Incredible McCain Girl tries to battle all McCains opponents, including Obama Girl. Allianz: Ribery VS Toni completes this week’s top 3. Frank Ribéry and Luca Toni (team mates at Bayern München) go head to head in the Allianz Arena.

Do you want to see this week’s list from 1 to 10? Go on then, and have a look! We’d like to hear your opinion about the virals. Have fun!

1. Mozilla: Firefox Download Day 2008

The latest Firefox edition, the world’s second most popular web browser, launched last Tuesday. The Mozilla Foundation presented Firefox 3 on the special release site Firefox Download Day 2008 and wanted to set the world record for ‘most downloads in 24 hours’. Users could register in advance to make the Firefox Plegde stating they would download the browser on Firefox Download Day. The Mozilla Foundation got more than 8 million Firefox 3 downloads in 24 hours, at one moment 283 downloads started every second! In total Mozilla sent 83 terabytes of data. A stunning 8.000 blogs linked to the special release site. (Source: Volkskrant,

2. Incredible McCain Girl

Earlier this month former First Lady Hillary Clinton officially announced her defeat and congratulated Barack Obama. Now Obama can fully focus on the battle with John McCain, and so does his loyal supporter Obama Girl. This time her opponent is the Incredible McCain Girl. Also check the behinf the scenes footage.

3. Allianz: Ribery VS Toni

Insurance company Allianz made the above viral teaser titled “The Grand Final” for the UEFA European Football Championship match between France and Italy (who won the match 2-0). In the viral Frank Ribéry and Luca Toni (team mates at Bayern München) go head to head in the Allianz Arena.

4. Runaway Box: The Great Office War

Santa Monica (California) based, previously responsible for the Viral Friday hits An Honest R&B Song and Exclusive! How to make Viral Videos!, created the biggest office war ever! In less than one week the video got over 500.000 views.

5. Guillermo & Edward Norton Star In The Hulk

Last weekend “The incredible Hulk” opened in theaters all across America. To promote the film Oscar nominated Edward Norton performed a hilarious sketch in the Jimmy Kimmel Live show starring Kimmel’s sidekick Guillermo. Guillermo previously made his appearance in a Bourne Ultimatum remake with Matt Damon and the Jes, We Can spoof. (Source: Monster & Critics)

6. Rafael van der Fart

Last Tuesday the Dutch football team played their last match before the quarter finals against Romania which Oranje won by goals of Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Robin van Persie (2-0). British ITV wasn’t that interested in the goals though, they spotted substitute Rafael van der Vaart emitting some greenhouse gasses! The stench on the bench forced Sneijder, Mathijsen, de Jong and Van der Sar to breathe heavily into their shirts. (Source: Emporio Bianchi)

7. Lisa Nova: Twitter Whore

Popular YouTuber and comedian LisaNova, in the news recently for battling the “pageview-hogging, cleavage-heavy thumbnails” that rank among YouTube’s most popular vids, has released another tit-tastic vid that’s rapidly climbing the view charts. (Source: Real Pop)

8. LG: Can You Keep A Secret?

After the “Chocolate” and the “Shine” LG now introduces the “Secret” (LG KF750), the third model of the Black label series. To promote their new model the Korean company made four viral videos. The above video scores very well on several gadget and mobile sites like Engadget, Gizmodo, Shiny Shiny, Movilae and Switched.

9. Playboy: Wii Fit Girl

Playboy’s Cyber Girl of the Year 2008 Jo Garcia attempts to compete with Giovanny Gutierrez girlfriend aka Wii Fit Girl. In two sexy workout videos the attractive Playboy Cyber Girl demonstrates Wii Boxing and Wii Snowboarding.

10. Mentos: Kiss Fight

In collaboration with Dreamfield Swedish creative agency North Kingdom, previously responsible for Get The Glass and the Coke Zero Game, created the advergame Mentos Kiss Fight. In the beautifully made game, inspired by the Street Fighter game, Nicky “Fresh Lips” has to give Ti Ni Pout, Mandy Makeout and Derek’s Mom as much pleasure as possible to finally get the Final Kiss. The advergame, which can be found on over 100 blogs, got awarded by The FWA.


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