Digg day 2 year anniversary! Win 500MB and a t-shirt!

Posted by Jon Ying on March 17, 2010

Hey guys,

This week in March has a very special meaning for us here at the Dropbox Team. It’s the two-year anniversary of Digg Day, where we first announced Dropbox to the public and caught the eye of tens of thousands of people.

Things were a bit different back then — our team was only four instead of the 25 we are today. Dropbox headquarters weren’t located at an office either. We all worked out of a tiny, stinky two room apartment.

One time, I woke up at 6AM to the sound of Arash’s iPhone going berserk with notifications that our servers were down. I vividly remember Drew and Arash scrambling to their computers in their boxers, frantically debugging the outage while half-asleep. At one point, Arash facepalmed and exclaimed “How the **** are we going to scale this for ten thousand more users??”

Fast foward 2 years and several million users. Dropbox is performing extremely well, and our growth shows no sign of slowing down. We’re super flattered to have so many passionate users who stand behind us and are patient for the features we release. While we meet new users every day who help spread Dropbox, we like to think that Digg Day played a huge part in setting a pace for Dropbox that continues today.

We’d like to ask you to help us celebrate. We want to put together a video that commemorates YOU, our Dropbox users. Here’s how you can help us out:

Send in a short video (less than 20 seconds) of yourself saying one sentence about Dropbox. To thank you, we’ll give you a 500MB upgrade to your Dropbox. We encourage you to use your native language, and feel free to be creative! The team’s favorites will receive a free (Limited Edition) Psychobox t-shirt. We’ll be taking in submissions for all of March.

Visit our video submission page to get started. Thanks again!

39 Comments to Digg day 2 year anniversary! Win 500MB and a t-shirt!

ilan peer
March 17, 2010

a digg, a tweet and a thank you (from Israel)
tomorrow i'll send a submission! FTW!

March 17, 2010

Hey guys, is there a way to buy your shirts without joining the contest?

Thank you! (from Italy)

March 17, 2010

congratulations guys well done…..

March 17, 2010

'grats, good to hear your startup stories

March 17, 2010

Nice offer guys! Love your software and recommend it to anyone that will listen :-)

When does the video have to be uploaded by?

March 17, 2010

hey guys,

updated the post to reflect that we'll be taking videos until the end of march. thanks!

March 17, 2010

Posted my video!! You guys rock (even if I don't win one of those awesome t-shirts).

March 17, 2010

Don't know about video, but I'll say thank you here anyway.

March 17, 2010

Endorse. Also I want to take a T-shirt :) (from Russia)

March 17, 2010

I will definately be doing a video on the weekend, Dropbox has made my life so much easier!

March 18, 2010

Love dropbox – and my wife and son use my dropbox too. I made a video of my son saying how he uses dropbox – is that acceptable (or does it have to be me, for whom the account is registered)?

March 18, 2010

Do you guys have that original demo video posted somewhere? The one that was on the home page while it was still a private beta… I remember it being kinda funny.

March 18, 2010

Found this in the ITunes app store. Great!

Eric Sausse
March 18, 2010


You really kick ass.

A really can't think of other words!


March 18, 2010

Wrote a blogpost last year thanking you guys and got no respone even after 'atting' you guys on twitter. :(


Still love you guys though!

Arcade Berg
March 18, 2010

D'oh! Does “less than 20 seconds” mean that exactly 20 isn't valid? The one I sent is 20 sec. :(

ilan peer
March 18, 2010

i've recorded a 00:21 seconds video.
i hope it not toooooooooooooo long.

March 18, 2010

20 seconds is just a suggestion :) we've watched plenty of videos that went over, so don't worry about length

March 18, 2010

Great idea! You will certainly be getting a video from me :)

March 29, 2010

Any idea when the space will get added?

March 31, 2010

I'd pay for that shirt.

March 31, 2010

I have posted my video, and waiting for my extra 500Mb. I don't know when I will receive it but anyway thanks a lot guys.

March 31, 2010

Happy Anniversary DropBox! One of my most fave apps! Making the video soon! *hugs*

Lorenzo Orlandi
March 31, 2010

Hey Jon, I added the video a few days ago… just wanted to know if it's been received! I guess so, but there isn't any confirmation email or something? I loved doing it, and I'd love seeing it used in some way :P

April 1, 2010

When I submitted my video it immediately transferred me to my “Files” page – there was no confirmation screen. Is that the expected behavior? Just wanted to make sure I submitted it correctly.

April 1, 2010

You say, “one sentence”. So something like a 10 second video saying, “Drop box rules!” Or “dropbox ftw!”? Would saying, “dropbox is freaking awesome. I love it” be two words and out of the question? I already sent in a video, I am just curious.

April 1, 2010

Nevermind – I just tried it again for about the fifth time and noticed a small green box at the top of the page that said “Thanks for submitting your video”, so looks like I was doing it correctly. (Sorry about the duplicate submissions!)

April 1, 2010

I recorded a video, silly as it is: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/760581

A tshirt would be awesome.

April 1, 2010

Nice one wtl :D

Look at an extended version of mine:


Lorenzo Orlandi
April 1, 2010

sweeeet! ;)

April 2, 2010

Awesome, Edgar! I was just goofing with my iPhone. ;-)

April 4, 2010

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you, dear dropbox
Happy birthday to you!

Grace Mimmo Fitzpatrick
April 5, 2010

I've just discovered you – and am so impressed with the intelligence behind what you do – well done!

April 14, 2010


ilan peer
April 21, 2010

When are we going to see the full anniversary video?

May 4, 2010

I'm in. Did I win yet?

ilan peer
May 24, 2010


Irene Connell
June 14, 2010

I'm working on a MAC and just downloaded your application. It's a friendly, easy to use application. Much easier than going on-line and retrieving info from there. It will immensely speed up our operation. thanx to all of you… Irene

October 27, 2010

i want one anyhow