Social Networks From One App
Techcrunch has released screenshots of Mozilla’s upcoming Coop product that will add social networking features directly into Firefox. Honestly, initial screenshots are not that impressive, although I think this is a step in the right direction. One thing that I wonder is why hasn’t AOL launched a similar product that has the social networking features built into AIM. Imagine if you could scroll through your buddy list, and view what music your friends are listening to, what they’re reading, and any pictures, videos, and links that they’ve recently added. Instead, we are left with having to login to our browser. Soon enough instant messaging will be built directly into your browser (as is already done with Gmail’s built in chat feature), and we can eliminate the idea of having a separate chat application. AOL, MSN, and Yahoo better start thinking about adding these features into their chat apps soon.