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Need Instant Amazon Review Summaries?

Instant Web Site Summaries Using what they call cutting-edge artificial intelligence, the Pluribo add-on of Firefox promises to deliver you instant summaries of any Amazon.com web page you are viewing on the Web.  Why read the entire review, when you can get the proverbial cliff notes this way?

How does Pluribo: Instant Summeries work?

Well, essentially Pluribo does exactly what you’d do if you had the time: it reads every word, learns what people liked and disliked, and then figures out the key lessons. But, unlike a person, Pluribo does this automatically. So it can fetch you the bottom line at light speed– freeing up your day to enjoy the finer things in life.

This plugin shows a lot of promise.  I too, like many of you, do a lot of shopping on Amazon and most of the review are usually pretty handy to have when it comes to comparing products.  Of course you take it with a grain of salt, but there is no doubt that it helps and this add-on just speeds up that process of skimming over reviews.

Pluribo: Instant Summaries shows a lot of promise, but I would like to see the tool work on more than just Amazon.  I want to see it work everywhere!

Need a Meebo Firefox Extension

Most Wanted

Here is another request sent my way by MagnoliaSouth. It seems that there is no known or good Firefox extensions for Meebo. For those of you who don’t know, Meebo is one of those super Ajax Web 2.0 solutions. This one allows you to login to various instant messaging services right from the Web all in one spot.

It could work like a small pop up, a toolbar or whatever. As it is, I can open it in another tab, but that’s not ideal. Having it viewable at all times is much better. Naturally the option to hide it should be available as well.

Now the Meebo extension is interesting, there is one that I was able to hunt down – but it isn’t for Firefox 2.

http://gis.stcstm.org/meebo-extension/

If there is anybody out there that wants to update this extension or write a new one to do the same thing, go for it. Now you could use it if you installed the Nightly Tester Tools extension first.

You can find it here:

http://www.oxymoronical.com/web/firefox/nightly

Have a better suggest or fix? Leave a comment and let us know about it please!

Have another feature request or suggestion you’d like to see built into Firefox by default or added by an extension? Let me know about it and I’ll feature it on Firefox Facts and maybe even find you a solution to your problem (if you have one).

Update: “Hey there, you might have known about this or someone might have mentioned it already… You can bookmark meebo.com and then edit its properties (right click the bookmark, choose properties). There will be a checkbox for loading it in the sidebar.

From what I can tell, this will accomplish the same thing as that Flock extension. All the same ‘warnings’ apply though – any time you change sidebars, or close the sidebar, you will be signed out of Meebo.”

Thanks to Sean for sending this solution in!