Metro Takes A Peep At YouTube

The Washington D.C. Metrorail system is the second busiest public transit system in the U.S. But when it comes to producing viral videos, Metro is probably the second worst (this video is probably #1) as evidence by this little gem:

You’ve got to give the people working at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority some credit for reaching out to the people through their own medium, YouTube. Although I think people are passing it around for a good laugh at how cheesy it is and not on how informative it might be.

Firefox Wants To Fight The Boredom

Firefox has a noble goal of changing the world, one web surfer at a time. Makers of the popular open source web browser, responsible for giving the dominant Internet Explorer a swift kick in the butt, are at it again with a new viral marketing effort. The video below features a plethora of Internet stars singing a song to Fight The Boredom. They’re mocking those over-dramatic public service infomercials asking for money to stop world hunger, adopt a child, or save the birds. The video is fairly amusing and there was a website to go along with it at FightAgainstBoredom.org which now redirects to the Firefox download page.

The facts that scroll against the bottom are as follows:

Compared to Internet Explorer users, Firefox users are

  • 21% less likely to be a sales representative or agent at their current place of business.
  • 45% more likely to have gone on vacation in San Francisco within the last 2 years.
  • 33% less likely to live with others suffering from high cholesterol.
  • 6% less likely to have eaten any meal at Chick-fil-A within the last 7 days.
  • 24% less likely to live with others suffering from heart disease.
  • 66% more likely to have viewed or listened to audio or video about politics or public affairs news within the last 30 day.
  • 89% more likely to have purchased database software for work in the last year.
  • 38% less likely to live with others suffering from breast cancer.

Was that Tay Zonday of Chocolate Rain fame?