Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Chrome, Tags and Lily Allen

Image representing Google as depicted in Crunc...Image via CrunchBase, source unknown Following on from yesterday, and with the early adopters having had the chance to digest the new browser from Google, Chrome. Discussion over potential and direction has been a hot topic across the entire blogosphere. Firstly the Chrome beta has shown that it is many times faster than it's rivals when running Javascript the programming language that powers Google Docs, Gmail, and many other Web applications.

Sundar Pichai, a Google vice president of product management, said when asked about plugins "We don't have that in the beta today, but we definitely plan an extension API." Firefox extensions are very popular and when this is made available it will enhance the browsing experience further. The launch of the beta has seen Chrome aquire 3% of the marketshare according to sources which is an impressive start. Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari the Googles are coming...

Other stories today were that Toluu, the OPML sharing and matching service that allows readers to share feeds has enabled tagging. Anyone familiar with the likes of Delicious, StumbleUpon etc will be familiar with this feature. Basically by tagging a feed it will make it easier to be introduced to more feeds which will benefit the readers;

  • ‘My Tags’ shows you how you have tagged this feed and also allows you to update your tags with in-line editing goodness.
  • ‘Top Tags’ shows the most popular tags for the feed across the Toluu universe.
  • ‘Similar Feeds’ scours all of the feeds in Toluu and compares the tags to find relevant matches, providing another way to discover interesting new feeds.
Finally I will finish with something not technology related which I just came across from Perez Hilton. It's the GQ Awards with Lily Allen and Elton John presenting and Lily has clearly had a few to drink. Watch how this turns out...

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