Do you remember Internet Explorer? You might be better acquainted with Chrome or Safari these days but back in the 90s, Explorer was your best friend. Those were the days of Generation Y. The days of Tamagotchi, square discs and yo-yos. Haircuts didn’t cost $60 — they cost four minutes.
Internet Explorer is like a long lost friend that went off to college and returns drastically different. You might not have noticed but over the years but Explorer has grown up, just like you. The new commercial definitely makes me a little sappy and I have a tear at the corner of my eye.
Do you still use Internet Explorer or will you in the future?
Microsoft dedicated a brand new ad to all the Internet Explorer haters out there who think it’s a slow, good for nothing, rotten excuse for a browser. Their new campaign called “The Browser You Love To Hate” acknowledges the slew of online criticism they’ve received from IE users, but throws it back in their face all “haha, actually we ROCK.”
A new ad features an Internet Explorer troll who quickly becomes the trolled. He tweets and Facebooks his hatred to the company and they quickly defend themselves with little known facts about themselves, my favourite being:
Something a little more musical is what eventually wins old Eugene Finlon, Karaoke Master, over.
Are you an Internet Explorer hater? Do you think their new campaign is working?
Watch it here