One-button Web-sharing in Firefox Video
One-button Web-sharing in Firefox Video Transcript
-As Flock and RockMelt do get out for social networking addicts attention, browser kingpin Mozilla quietly introduced a new add-on for Facebook, Twitter, and Gmail users. Hi, I'm Seth Rosenblatt for CNET. And in this first look video, I'll give you a quick tour of the Firefox social networking add-on F1. The secure and unobtrusive add-on lets you share URLs fast via a dedicated navigation bar button. Once installed, F1 will create a button on the right side of the search box that looks like a comic book word balloon. Click it and the F1 interface opens with buttons to add accounts from Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail. Type in any message to accompany the link you want to share, then hit Share. The Gmail option will also provide "To" and "Subject" fields. F1 works on Firefox 3.6 and later, although it also supports one iteration of each supported account at the moment, and its rough looks could use a bit of polish. Mozilla has said that one of its goals with F1 was to help site designers cut down on the cluttered and potentially insecure sharing buttons that have become ubiquitous on webpages. That's a laudable goal, but it sounds sisyphean at best right now. Still, for mimicking one of the best features found in social networking browsers without having to deal with the hassle of changing to a different browser, F1 is a smart and useful add-on. You can download it from CNET Download.com. With your first look at F1 for Firefox, I'm Seth Rosenblatt.
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