Just lately, there was an increase in memes that mock the Firefox emblem. You could have come throughout a few of these pictures that inform you “they killed the fox”, and the brand new “Firefox minimalist emblem”.
Effectively, Mozilla lastly had sufficient of this and revealed an article at its blog to make clear the state of affairs.
This is what occurred. The story goes again to 2019, when Mozilla experimented with a brand new emblem. It virtually appeared like they reversed the browser’s iconic (pun meant) imagery, and simply took the fox’s face away, so it was type of like a tail surrounding the globe. That sounds odd, however the necessary factor right here is that this emblem is not for the Firefox browser in any respect, it was made as an icon for the mother or father Firefox model, which incorporates the browser and all different companies/merchandise made by the group.
Check out this blog article from 2 years in the past. This specific icon in query is one thing that has by no means been used for any of the Firefox variations or different service. Whereas we’re on that matter, it would look like the non-profit group was type of going the Google-way, with the colourful icons in that picture. Talking of which, Mozilla calls the mother or father emblem, a “fiery marble”.
Proper, again to the current, right here is among the pictures which can be being circulated on social networks, reddit and meme websites. Whereas a few of the icons are older variations used for the browser, you’ll have observed that the final one, i.e., the meme Firefox emblem is a barely altered model of the mother or father model’s icon.
The memes did not cease there, and had been fairly hilarious. One in every of these had a emblem with the fox’s tail being changed by a sphere making it a crunchyroll icon. There was an animated version of this which transitioned from Firefox to Microsoft Edge’s emblem. One other meme featured an Amongst Us styled emblem, there have been different footage with humorous quotes, sarcastic humor, impolite posts, and even utterly totally different icons.
The draw back was that the memes had been being shared by social accounts with 1000’s of followers, and a few of these had been verified accounts. And the unhappy factor is, folks began believing these had been actual, and even reached out to Firefox’s social accounts protesting the change.
That is when Mozilla determined to step in, the misinformation needed to cease, and so they needed to formally say “No! the Firefox emblem is not being modified”. The assertion additionally took a swipe on the folks sharing the memes, and said that these folks (who had been sharing the memes) aren’t Firefox customers, as a result of in any other case they’d be acquainted with the true emblem on their desktop (or Taskbar). The one factor lacking in Mozilla’s message was a facepalm meme.
Whereas it could look like a trivial factor on the floor, logos and model recognition are literally fairly necessary. Many individuals have fallen sufferer to malicious applications, due to a case of mistaken id, they checked out an icon and thought it was the official program, however on the finish they obtained a potentially-unwanted program. Here’s an instance of that.
Effectively, it wasn’t that dangerous within the case of the Firefox emblem. That is a aid after all, however perhaps all these parodies will become good. There is not any such factor as dangerous publicity, proper? Maybe a few of these individuals who noticed the memes will change to Firefox.
Replace: It seems Mozilla is combating fireplace with fireplace, the newest Firefox nightly model really adjustments the browser’s icon. However, look ahead to it, it isn’t the one from the memes. It is a completely totally different one, the Doge meme.
The memes had been claiming that the Fox face is lacking, properly now it’s. And the brand new icon (and about web page) was welcomed by r/firefox in good humor, and even obtained its personal meme, “Such pace, a lot privateness, wow, very browser!”.
Download Firefox Nightly to get the brand new emblem, the cool one that’s.