Mozilla, the firm behind the intelligent browser, Firefox, announced the initiation of an experiment which is basically designed to enable users to share on the web in a fast, easy and safe way. Certain web pages consist of 1 or more little icons, allowing users to share content with their friends. A new service tagged as Mozilla Labs F1, allows users to share links right from the browser.
Certain web pages consist only a few little icons which keep visitors bound to share from the following. But with the Mozilla Labs F1, you would get it all.
Mozilla’s Messaging group made available the F1, a Firefox extension, letting users share content around the social web. The F1 presents an all-in-one frame above the content users are viewing. All you need to do is connect your accounts and the click the tiny F1 icon in the toolbar to share the page with friends on Facebook, Twitter and Gmail. And this is not all, you get a wide variety of links to share on almost all the platform, later on.
Mozilla shared a thought that if every web user was Firefox F1 user, publishers wouldn’t need to provide the usual wide variety of buttons and fill up their web pages. F1 makes sharing more secure, simpler and easier for the eyes of both the user and the publisher.
Bryan Clark, Mozilla F1 designer, wrote:
[Eventually], the system should know which sharing service you use, and offer to use those! That will require sharing services to advertise to the browser that they offer a sharing API and the browser to see which services you use. Furthermore, sharing is not a standardized activity, so some protocol is likely needed for user agents to offer users the service they want without having to know about all of them.
Mozilla further told that they implemented the support of Facebook, Twitter and Gmail for now due to their popularity, good API support for authorization using OAuth, and obviously vast experience.
via [Mozilla Labs]