Jorge Villalobos
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Monday, June 02, 2008

Costa Rica FTW

Last night Costa Rica was the first country in Central America to join the 1000 club.
No, it's not a religious thing. Costa Rica was the first country in the region to accumulate over 1K pledges on the Firefox World record site, taking the lead over the Dominican Republic, which was leading the race before last weekend. So I assume there's some real momentum building up around here, and soon we'll be leading by a good margin. Or maybe not, a good competition is always good.
At the time of this writing, only Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic have earned the "1K blue" highlight, with Guatemala being the most likely to follow. You should check it out, if you can find those countries :P.
It makes me very proud for us to take the lead in something like this. A small country that so many people think is just a tourist attraction, but in reality is one of the most developed countries in Latin America. Now we're proving it by kicking ass, at least locally.
An even bigger success story is Poland, which is second to the USA only. It's quite impressive how they've managed to stay ahead the likes of Russia and Brazil, that are WAY more populous. And WTF is up with India? Silicon Valley #2? Hello??
That's all I got right now. I find it very entertaining to see who the coloring on the map progresses. I also love how there's not a single country in the world without pledges, even the countries I didn't know existed (yes I see the irony in this, shut up).

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