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Hofstra’s student newspaper covers the national conventions.

‘ObamaFox’ Mozilla Firefox Extension Launched

with 2 comments

DENVER–The Obama campaign launched an add-on to the Mozilla Firefox Internet browser called “ObamaFox.” It gives instant access to all the updates, twitter messages and press releases from the convention here in Denver.

“Because this add-on is so new, Mozilla requires you to have an account to download it,” says the extension’s Web site.”You can create a free account or login with ‘obamafoxer@gmail.com’ and ‘getfoxy08.'”

Is this another way for the campaign to access donors? No word yet on whether the campaign is in any way affiliated with this.

–Samuel Rubenfeld

Update: I received an email from Joe Solomon, the organizer of “Obamafox:”

“This is an independent project, inspired by the campaign but not affiliated with it – please update your article. We bring in Obama related feeds from Twitter/Flickr/YouTube/and Technorati.  The original version has a Donate button – which goes straight to the Obama site to donate.  We are all Obama supporters an wanted to work on a project that helps Obama supporters stay connected to the campaign.

The email thing is just because the extension is new and therefore deemed experimental.  This means you need a Mozilla account, which is free, to access the extension.  You can use our demo account or create one for free.  There is no email harvesting or other data harvesting involved with this extension.”

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Written by chroniclenews

August 26, 2008 at 1:54 pm

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  1. I WAS using firefox won’t be now.

    harddriller

    August 26, 2008 at 2:26 pm

  2. I am amazed at harddriller’s reaction, and I’d respectfully suggest that if I understand it correctly, it underscores why we need a change in this country. ObamaFox is an extension to the Firefox browser written by people with a point of view. Apparently its a point of view different from his.

    The appropriate reaction should be that harddriller goes and writes an add-on or a widget that builds up his candidate or promotes his ideas. Instead, he tries to attack something that, in reality, really has nothing to do with the thing he’s objecting to.

    PBCliberal

    August 26, 2008 at 6:25 pm


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