Here comes the Explorer Destroyer... enabled by Google...

Last week Google updated their AdSense referral program and started to pay 1 dollar for each referral that leads to a Firefox download with the Google Toolbar installed. Nice idea !

Today I discovered a site called Explorer Destroyer - their matra:
Get this tool for switching people from IE to Firefox. For each person you switch, Google gives you $1, Microsoft loses marketshare, and an angel gets its wings. (...)
They want to help bloggers et al. to earn a lot of these 1 dollars. To achieve this they offer a simple java script code that discovers site visitors using the IE and sets up a speed bump for them...

Screenshot.

These little reminders come in three flavors: "Gentle Encouragement", "Semi-serious" and finally "Dead serious", which locks out IE user for good. Not sure how many people will actually use these scripts. But money is always a good motivator, I guess. I wanted to try it. But I couldn't find the Firefox program on the German Adsense site, so perhaps this program is US only !? Too bad !


Btw, talking about killing MSIE, here is another new anti explorer site with a nice viral touch...

Kill Bill's Browser

I wish both endeavours good luck for their noble cause...


(via Digg.com)