MSN AdCenter Finally Allows Firefox Users In

by Devanshu Mehta

Back in May, I published “an article here that highlighted how MSN AdCenter kept non-IE users out”:http://www.scienceaddiction.com/2006/05/12/how-internet-explorer-stifles-microsoft/ of their service. As a Mac user, it is a mild irritation whenever a major online player keeps non-IE customers out, but this one took the cake. Their customer service rep asked me to buy Windows. Think about that for a second- a major corporation asking a potential advertiser to drastically change their computer usage behavior for the privilege of advertising with them. I’m sorry, but Yahoo and Google will gladly take my business.

In any case, earlier this month- about 3 months after the service launched- “Firefox support has been introduced”:http://blogs.msdn.com/adcenter/archive/2006/08/04/688828.aspx in MSN AdCenter. They listened. I doubt building a standards compliant web site actually took 3 months, but I am glad that it happened. Also glad to see it works in Safari on my Mac.

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