Posted April 4, 2007 9:19 am by with 6 comments

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If you’re tired of having to visit your favorite social network, whenever you want to message friends or share content, why not have the network come to you for a change?

That’s exactly what Mozilla has planned with their Mozilla Labs experiment, “The Coop“. The Coop is a Firefox browser extension that places the social network exactly where you’d use it the most – your browser.

We want to create a fun and easy way to share links with your friends, and to browse the set of links that friends have shared with you. We also want to make it easy to “subscribe” to a friend in order to make it easy to keep track of the pictures, movies, blog posts and status information that they might be posting on a variety of services. There’s a project page that describes The Coop in a bit more detail…

The Coop is nothing more than a prototype right now, but with the open source community behind it, this could get big, very fast.

You can view various mock-ups here, including this one…

Via TechCrunch.

  • Brian Chappell

    Very interesting. I see Micro$soft implementing this into IE in 6 months.

  • Dario

    Cool. With all these plug-ins taking up so much of our screen space, the website will be considered an extra feature of Firefox! 😛

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  • Drew Stauffer

    My work day just got a little less productive :)

  • Owen

    @BC: 6 months? You must be joking! It will take them 6 months to raise it to executive level for someone to decide whether to “adopt” the feature or not.

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