Monday, May 9, 2011


Have you tried the Rockmelt web browser?

You may say to yourself, another web browser? We have too many as it is.

I assure you, Rockmelt is far different than any other browser that you’ve ever used.

Just what is Rockmelt?

Rockmelt is a web browser that enhances the users social media experience. It was developed by Tim Howes and Eric Vishria. It has the backing of the Netscape founder Marc Andreessen. Rockmelt is different and unique in the sense that it integrates a technique in which it focuses on Google search and Social Media, in particular Facebook and Twitter. It was officially released in the beta version in November of 2010. It is made freely available to the public. It supports the Windows and OSX platforms.

Rockmelt is based upon Google open source browser, Chrome or Chromium. It is built using the same open-source web layout engine Webkit, which is jointly built by Apple, Google and the open-sourced community, but have the JavaScript engine replaced by Google’s own V8, also open sourced. Being that it was built and based on the Chrome browser, it’s just as fast and you can import all of the Chrome settings into it.

The cool thing about the Rockmelt browser is the integration with social media. It has an optional sidebar on the left of the browser window enabling access to communicate with all of your Facebook friends and contacts. You are able to communicate without having to open another tab or window or having to go to the Facebook page. It is even equipped with a Chat Bar that displays the users own status, which can be updated. It not only displays your picture, but your contacts or friends’ pictures as well, and all statuses can be updated. Furthermore with the Facebook integration you not only have the ability to chat with friens, but you have the ability to write on their walls as well. On the right side of the browser is another optional sidebar, which allows you to view your Facebook wall and notifications. It also integrates with Twitter as well. Upon doing a search with the Google search bar, a small drop down window pops up with your results.         

What do you think? I have included a video for your enjoyment. I would really love to hear your comments. Please drop a line and let me know what you think. As always get out there and enjoy your day!        




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