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Firefox 3.5 release not hot enough to blip on Google’s radar

Mozilla released Firefox 3.5 into the wild on June 30, prompting millions of downloads and a ton of mentions in tech press and blogs all over the world.

Considering all this attention, Firefox should have been a pretty hot search topic on Google that day. Right?

But no.

Looking at the top 100 trending topics on Google for June 30, there is no mention of Firefox to be seen anywhere. We looked at a couple of the following days as well, but with no luck there either.

We have no doubt that Firefox-related searches increased, but apparently not enough to make a dent as one of the top trending topics.

This says a lot about the average Web user: tech remains a niche topic. Even a major Web browser release didn’t make it into the top 100 trending searches on Google.

Like we’ve said before, “Tech just ain’t that hot on Google.”



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