Visiting Firefox/Mozilla team tomorrow

I’m interviewing over at Mozilla in the morning (the fine folks who bring you the Firefox browser). I just asked my 852 new friends over on Twitter what they wanted to know and the questions started coming in fast and furious. Post yours here, or over on Twitter.

Here’s some that came in in the first two minutes after I posted. Twitter is a total firehose when you add so many people as your friends. Will be useful for someone like me to get instant feedback from an interesting audience.

Hackergotchi robitaille @Scoberizer: ask them about their opinion of Iceweasel http://en.wikipedia.org/wik… 1 minute ago from im Icon_star_empty

Dscn2322 urbanduck @Scobleizer, Wii version of Firefox 3? :) 2 minutes ago from im in reply to Scobleizer Icon_star_empty

Profile StevenHodson @robert: are they going to finally fix the memory leak 3 minutes ago from web Icon_star_empty

Brent_48 iboughtamac @Scoble Did they fix the keyboard hijack bug? 4 minutes ago from twitterrific Icon_star_empty

Prunes irinaslutsky @scoble: ask them why it keeps crashing 4 minutes ago from im Icon_star_empty

1tan netchick @Scobleizer: I’d love to know what the Firefox 3.0 teams are doing for convergence on any level! 4 minutes ago from im in reply to Scobleizer Icon_star_empty

93529274_n00 thepatrick @scobleizer: FF3: will it actually fit on a mac? 4 minutes ago from im in reply to Scobleizer Icon_star_empty

Johnny_gnomedex feedia 1.Ask about Vector Graphics support 2.Off line web applications — specifically how cache is handled 4 minutes ago from web Icon_star_empty

Jamescowboy jlward4th @Scobleizer – if memory leaks and stability will be better. why they aren’t doing ECMAScript r4 in Firefox 3 with Tamarin. 4 minutes ago from im in reply to Scobleizer Icon_star_empty

Brett Brett_Nordquist Scoble: Ask them why they can’t make Windows Media files play within FF. 5 minutes ago from web Icon_star_empty

Headthumb tuz @Robert: As a web designer, what can I look forward to about Firefox 3.0? Ask them that. 5 minutes ago from twitterrific Icon_star_empty

Dscn2322 urbanduck @Scobleizer, ask them about their relationship with Google, and other internet giants :) 6 minutes ago from im in reply to Scobleizer Icon_star_empty

Avatar technosailor @Scoble: Will they ever get the memory footprint down. It takes 3x as long to load on OS X than Safari 6 minutes ago from im Icon_star_empty

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Comments

  1. I’d put this on Twitter but it’s totally not working right now. How about asking the FF team why lots of sites think I don’t have cookies turned on when I absolutely do?

  2. I’d put this on Twitter but it’s totally not working right now. How about asking the FF team why lots of sites think I don’t have cookies turned on when I absolutely do?

  3. Is there a way I can subtly suggest that you’re using Twitter incorrectly? These people should either A) Twitter you DIRECTLY and not spam the rest of their friends or B) comment on this blog. That “@” feature is going to destroy the community pretty quickly.

    I was something like the 20th Twitter user (Twitterer?) and have been a huge proponent since Day 1… so I’m annoyed with the flood that the newbies have created in the last couple weeks. I got 200 text messages today related to TechFest and thankfully I was there — but if I wasn’t, I would have been immensely annoyed.

  4. Is there a way I can subtly suggest that you’re using Twitter incorrectly? These people should either A) Twitter you DIRECTLY and not spam the rest of their friends or B) comment on this blog. That “@” feature is going to destroy the community pretty quickly.

    I was something like the 20th Twitter user (Twitterer?) and have been a huge proponent since Day 1… so I’m annoyed with the flood that the newbies have created in the last couple weeks. I got 200 text messages today related to TechFest and thankfully I was there — but if I wasn’t, I would have been immensely annoyed.

  5. Oh yeah, one more thing: you DIRECTLY MESSAGE someone by using “D [username]” instead of “@[username]”

  6. Oh yeah, one more thing: you DIRECTLY MESSAGE someone by using “D [username]” instead of “@[username]”

  7. Why does Mozilla hate typographers? Or: IE4 had decent font embedding way back when. Can we look forward to Firefox moving the state of the art forward in embedded web fonts? It’s 2007 already and I’m still stuck with Verdana, Arial and Times on most web pages.

  8. Why does Mozilla hate typographers? Or: IE4 had decent font embedding way back when. Can we look forward to Firefox moving the state of the art forward in embedded web fonts? It’s 2007 already and I’m still stuck with Verdana, Arial and Times on most web pages.

  9. Twitter is very similar to the Status feature in Facebook. Im surprised not many people allude to that.

  10. Twitter is very similar to the Status feature in Facebook. Im surprised not many people allude to that.

  11. “I just asked my 852 new friends”

    You keep using that word.

    I don’t think it means what you think it means.

  12. “I just asked my 852 new friends”

    You keep using that word.

    I don’t think it means what you think it means.

  13. Rex is right : @ should be barred from twitter on grounds of ugliness alone…whatever the other considerations.
    Demonstrate your power, Robert !

  14. Rex is right : @ should be barred from twitter on grounds of ugliness alone…whatever the other considerations.
    Demonstrate your power, Robert !

  15. When are they going to challenge Flash?

    Every ‘cool’ site uses flash, the kids are growing up expecting flash animations, streaming video, vector graphics.

    Why are we so stuck with HTML + flash to make things cool?

    Where is my text at an angle?
    Where are my cool fonts?
    Where is my animated photo gallery?
    Where is my favorite streaming song?

    Lets make a flash, well if not killer, at least something that does 10% of what flash does.

    HTML is so static and horizontally aligned and BORING!!!!

    monk.e.boy

  16. When are they going to challenge Flash?

    Every ‘cool’ site uses flash, the kids are growing up expecting flash animations, streaming video, vector graphics.

    Why are we so stuck with HTML + flash to make things cool?

    Where is my text at an angle?
    Where are my cool fonts?
    Where is my animated photo gallery?
    Where is my favorite streaming song?

    Lets make a flash, well if not killer, at least something that does 10% of what flash does.

    HTML is so static and horizontally aligned and BORING!!!!

    monk.e.boy

  17. @11 When you say thay “made something like $72MM..” is that PROFIT or revenue? We all remember that Amazon generated a lot of revenue without profit for a long long time as well.

  18. @11 When you say thay “made something like $72MM..” is that PROFIT or revenue? We all remember that Amazon generated a lot of revenue without profit for a long long time as well.

  19. The people who hate Twitter are the same people who hate MySpace. (Or: the people who didn’t get Twitter thought that MySpace was dumb. Either works.)

    Also: almost EVERYONE hates Twitter at first.

  20. The people who hate Twitter are the same people who hate MySpace. (Or: the people who didn’t get Twitter thought that MySpace was dumb. Either works.)

    Also: almost EVERYONE hates Twitter at first.

  21. Can you ask them if the next Thunderbird release will have tabbed email? And tell tell them it needs to have a session manager that remembers what emails were opened in tabs.

  22. Can you ask them if the next Thunderbird release will have tabbed email? And tell tell them it needs to have a session manager that remembers what emails were opened in tabs.

  23. I’ve used Firefox since it was known as Phoenix. I’m also a Linux user.

    Firefox has actually gotten somewhat worse over the last couple of years.

    I think the best browser out there is Konqueror, which is the browser that Safari is based on. It only runs under *nix/BSD, but it’s a brilliant piece of software. I’ve never had it crash, it doesn’t hog memory, and it’s infinitely customisable.

  24. I’ve used Firefox since it was known as Phoenix. I’m also a Linux user.

    Firefox has actually gotten somewhat worse over the last couple of years.

    I think the best browser out there is Konqueror, which is the browser that Safari is based on. It only runs under *nix/BSD, but it’s a brilliant piece of software. I’ve never had it crash, it doesn’t hog memory, and it’s infinitely customisable.