New ‘Rockmelt’ Browser Links to Facebook, Twitter
November 8, 2010
(ChattahBox U.S. News)—With 500 million users, Facebook is considered an almighty force in the tech world—so one company has decided to capitalize on that fact and integrate Facebook into its web browser. RockMelt, a browser that launched in beta form today, also offers Twitter updates and features a search engine, the International Business Times reports.
Backed by Netscape founder Marc Andreeseen, RockMelt hopes to capture business from web users who are tired of toggling between sites. The browser, which is powered by Chromium (also the source of the Google Chrome browser), offers Facebook updates in the right corner and Twitter and RSS feeds on the right.
When the RockMelt user performs a web search, the search box stays on the page even as the user clicks on the results, eliminating the need to hit the “back” button on the browser to review the results over and over again, the International Business Times notes. By keeping all of these popular resources on one page, RockMelt hopes to make the “Web a personal experience.”