Firefox’s user advocacy reigns supreme

Inspirational stuff from Cory Doctorow about the importance of Firefox in the face of Google Chrome. I think that those who think Chrome is intended to kill Firefox, or that think that Google will somehow do so inadvertently, underestimate the power of community, and of user advocacy.

That the user is paramount may mean to some the ability to block adverts, to others, increasing their security, and to others, simply changing the appearance of their browser. But when this freedom aggregated across a large proportion of users, it means that the Web remains in some sense literally democratic, that is, governed by the choices of people and not of monopolies or oligarchies. This is, after all, only the beginning.

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