Free Comic Book Day is a tradition that even Sheldon Cooper could get behind.
As the name suggests, comic-book lovers flock to participating specialty stores around the world every first Saturday of May to stock up on select complimentary items, with some showing up dressed as their favorite superheroes (or villains).
The first Free Comic Book Day took place in May 2002. The event was launched to promote the comic-book industry to those who weren’t familiar with it (and as a treat for those who were). Many parents even bring their children to encourage them to read, or to share their passion for the art form. The international event is similar to Record Store Day a tradition that began in 2007 to encourage people to celebrate their love of vinyl.
Of course, more important than total downloads is the actual percentage of active web users that use the browser. Recent stats peg Firefox with 22 percent of the browser market, up about 4 percent from this time last year. Meanwhile, Safari continues to grow, while upstart Google Chrome is slowly gaining adoption. All of this continues to come at the expense of Internet Explorer, which is still steadily losing market share.adamostrow, Firefox: 1,000,000,000 Downloads, Jul 2009
“Not surprisingly, the iTunes list is much more reflective of the pop charts, while Last.fm – a music discovery service – has some lesser known artists in its rankings. Interesting to note is the absence of hip-hop on the Last.fm list, and the lack of Country on both end-of-year charts. Coldplay, however, appears to be universally popular.”