Keep track of your friends with The Coop

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Just a few years ago, one of the most popular uses of the internet was to send jokes, cute pictures, and news stories to friends and family (social networks) via email. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find that not a lot has changed except the medium. Now one of the most common uses of instant messenger services and social networking sites is to send people links to jokes, cute pictures and interesting news stories.

This behavior isn’t at all surprising – it’s friends sharing experiences, the very backbone of social interactions and friendships. It’s also unsurprising that most “Web 2.0″ services have a feature that makes it easy for you to build a social network so that you can share things more easily, or subscribe to a friend’s activity as a way of keeping in touch.

What is surprising, however, is how little of this type of functionality has made it into today’s web browsers. The result is that when people think of tools for social interaction, email and instant messenger are at the top of their list, not web browsers.

Bcawck!

Enter “The Coop”, a Mozilla Labs project to experiment with adding social tools to the web browser. We want to create a fun and easy way to share links with your friends, and to browse the set of links that friends have shared with you. We also want to make it easy to “subscribe” to a friend in order to make it easy to keep track of the pictures, movies, blog posts and status information that they might be posting on a variety of services. There’s a project page that describes The Coop in a bit more detail, and also has some mockups of how it might look (my favorite is the idea for a view that shows a stream of recently shared material.)

Myk Melez has also made an initial prototype available. (Note that you’ll have to allow add-ons to be installed from labs.mozilla.com in order to install The Coop.) This first build uses Facebook’s “Share” feature as the data transport layer for now, and allows you to share web content by dragging it onto your friend’s picture. As the project page indicates, we’re thinking of several different data transport mechanisms, as well as how we want to expose various interactions. This prototype really helps to get a feeling of what The Coop might become over time.

Telling Vlad about the Tubes!

If you’re interested in an easier way to share your cool online experiences with your friends, we encourage you to check out the project page and the prototype (one cool feature of the new AMO sandbox is that you can browse the code), and then come join us in the forums and help us iterate on the design and code.

Update! We have made The Coop available at a new location here and have updated the original link above. Note that you will have to allow add-ons to be installed from labs.mozilla.com in order to install this prototype.

145 responses

  1. Josiah wrote on :

    It says that it is not compatible with FF 3.6

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  3. dantel wrote on ::

    Mozilla has released details on The Coop, a new product that will incorporate social networking features directly into the Firefox browser. This is not good news for the privately-backed social browser Flock (also built on Mozilla), which is yet to release a 1.0 version of its browser.

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  6. directory wrote on ::

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  11. christen wrote on ::

    I’m surprised no on has mentioned Friend Feed here yet. They are doing the tying together of social networks based on the people and their extension for FireFox mySocial24x7 seems to do what this project sets out to do in a similar sort of way. FriendFeed is doing the aggregation of people’s networks and the extension is displaying and giving access to the conversations.

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  15. Mediavirus wrote on ::

    Is this project supported? Still version 0.1 after more than half year

  16. Jose Carlos wrote on :

    I’ve already installed The Coop on FireFox… but how do I log in? Everytime i push the Log In button nothing happens

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  18. none wrote on :

    uhhhhh …. so, does this thing work? or is this a ‘will be’?

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  71. N.C. Weber wrote on ::

    Well, seeing as I don’t have a Facebook account, and really have no interest in getting one, I guess I’ll have to wait and see what else you guys come up with. I certainly hope The Coop won’t become dependent on other services.

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  74. Pingback from eLearning Service » Blog Archive » Firefox goes social on ::

    [...] TechCrunch reports that Firefox is building social networking capabilities into its Web browser. Mozilla’s “The Coop” product will allow Firefox users to “subscribe” to friends in the browser, bringing those friends into a sidebar. [...]

  75. Pingback from Firefox going social with the Coop… « PitSharing - Florent Pitoun’s blog on ::

    [...] Looks like every web company wants to have the biggest part possible of your social activity these days (Myspace, Facebook, Skyblog…). It used to be your money through ecommerce & auctions, it’s now your social life everybody wants to have a part of, but don’t be fooled, your social life is just an other way to monetize you, in a better way, through your eyes seeing ads, using affiliation mechanisms, all offers being better targeted at your needs. Anyway, I saw yesterday the story over at Techcrunch that Mozilla is also going social. It reminded me that almost one year ago, I proposed an equivalent concept to Flock named digifriends… I know they’re working on it but I can’t understand why they are delivering so slowly… [...]

  76. Pingback from Fire Fox crossing the Rubicon with Coop « Glass Bottom Brain on ::

    [...] Marketing, Social Networks, and Trending Predictability « How will RSS evolve? Fire Fox crossing the Rubicon with Coop April 5th, 2007 Yesterday’s announcement is going to dramatically change the way we view,interact, and directly interface with the Internet. And not just on a literal level. If the Fire Fox browser and the past evolution of plug-ins is indicative of future development, companies like Me.dium based here in Boulder are facing a competitor with millions of embedded and highly engaged users. And to make a gross generalization, the type of people that use Fire Fox (geeks, technology forward, whatever you want to call us) are more likely to experiment and ultimately adopt wide scale usage of Coop and future social browsing plug-ins. [...]

  77. Pingback from First Author » Blog Archive » Mozilla fires up the social networks on ::

    [...] Mozilla announced yesterday that it was launching a new project to incorporate social networking features directly into its browser. The project is sketched in Coop and described in more detail in Mozilla Labs. Mozilla is proposing a service that collates the user’s login details from Flickr, YouTube, MySpace and other sites and then allows them to open this data up to friends, who will be informed when shared resources are updated. This information will appear in a sidebar with the profile page of friends and with a comment function coming at a later stage. Given the proliferation of social networking sites this will be invaluable, especially as these sites move from purely social towards business and academic uses. [...]

  78. Pingback from The Coop - social networking for Firefox at r9Studio tech LOG on ::

    [...] Mozilla Labs has started a project to add social-networking features to the Firefox browser called The Coop. the project aims to build a browser add-on that will let people share and receive links or other Web-delivered content, such as photos. [...]

  79. Pingback from Firefox Going Social? What this means… on ::

    [...] Reports have sprung up all over the blogosphere regarding a Firefox extension called Coop, which is being designed to add social features to the popular web browser.  The fact that this is an extension is really nice, because people that won’t use it won’t need to have it installed, while those that want it can have it.  [...]

  80. Mixfever wrote on ::

    Can’t wait for the beta and other releases with this feature in it come out . Mozilla again over coming Microsoft and all other browsers. The release of Firefox 3.0 is something for me to count down for.

    Keep up all the great work and keep coming out with new versions of what I think is the best browser.

  81. Pingback from The Coop - Mozilla Gets Social with Firefox « Linux and Open Source Blog on ::

    [...] Mozilla labs is talking about plans to incorporate social networking into Firefox with The Coop. The idea behind The Coop is to allow users to keep track of their friends online. Users will be able to see their friends faces and by clicking on a friends picture get a list of their recently added Flikr photos, tagged websites, blog posts, favorite YouTube videos etc. Users can share items with friends by simply dragging an item onto a friends photo. When you receive something sent from a friend that friends face will glow to let you know. [...]

  82. Pingback from on ::

    [...] ARE you excited over The Coop, the social networking project that Mozilla Labs has announced for my favorite browser, Firefox? [...]

  83. Pingback from Library clips :: Roundup : OtherEgo, The Coop, TwitterAtlas, Kaywa QR Code, qode, Semapedia :: April :: 2007 on ::

    [...] The Coop – browser based social network, not sure how different it is to share2me and bzzster, but I think it is more about just dragging links into the avatars of your social network, now that’s easy sharing…I like dragging stuff into a box and the jobs done, like what tubes does for p2p file sharing. I guess the benefit is that your social network will be a browser click away, being a part of the browser is like it is always active, instead of visiting a webpage, it’s within your browser. [via TC] [...]

  84. Pingback from 张岭 (Zhang Ling’s Blog) » Blog Archive » Lotus Connections Blog - Rich editor on ::

    [...] 今天在Mozilla add-on上下载Coop的时候,看到了ScribeFire,装上后就用它写了这个帖子,还挺好使。 [...]

  85. Pingback from نِثَارٌ > The Coop مشروع طموح لمجموعة “موزيلا” لتجعل الـ”فايرفوكس” شبكة إجتماعية متكاملة on ::

    [...] Mozilla Labs, القسم المكرس للابحاث والتطوير لدى مجموعة “موزيلا” كشف حديثاً النقاب عن مشروع قادم باسم The Coop سيعمل على اعطاء متصفح Firefox بعض خصائص التشبيك الاجتماعي ليكون اول شبكة إجتماعية في تطبيق حاسوبي. الفكرة هي ان تضيف اصدقائك كصور في الـSidebar الجانبي للمتصفح, وخلال تجوالك في الويب وعندما تصادف موضوع, صور او فيديو وغيرهم تريد تشاركة مع احد الاصدقاء فكل ماعليك عملة وباسلوب السحب والافلات سحبة الى ايقونة الصديق الذي ستتشارك معه وترشدة الى ذلك المحتوى……………. [...]

  86. Pingback from Mozilla plans to put the social in the browser at [Jason Preston] on ::

    [...] Over at the Mozilla Labs Blog, which I spotted via Startup Meme, there’s some details on what’s being called “The Coop,” which is a beta project that basically plans to add some social networking-type services to Firefox. [...]

  87. khris wrote on ::

    this puts the pressure on david cowan’s flock. . .should be an interesting battle :)

  88. Pingback from Mozilla steals people bar from Flock « chlorine & silicon on ::

    [...] Mozilla Labs Blog » Blog Archive » Keep track of your friends with The Coop [...]

  89. Jim Johnson wrote on :

    I am major fan of Firefox. Have been for some time now.

    But I am among the very very many who have problems with the performance.

    At least one time each day, sometimes more than that, Firefox freezes — shutting down on me.

    Now, you did a great favor with the “Restore Session” feature.

    But please — don’t add MORE to Firefox without fixing this performance issue.

    Or, at the very least, give me a Coop-less Firefox.

  90. Pingback from TechCrunch Japanese アーカイブ » Mozillaソーシャルネットワーキング機能をFirefoxに-Flockにとっては悪い知らせ on ::

    [...] MozillaはThe Coopの詳細についてリリース。 The Coopとは、ブラウザーFirefoxにソーシャルネットワーキング機能を直接組み込んだ新サービス。これは、VCがバックアップしているソーシャルブラウザーFlock(もMozillaをベースにしている)にとっては良い知らせではない。Flockはまだ1.0バージョンもリリースしていないのだ。検討されている機能性それにMike Beltznerによって作成されたモデル(上記参照)は、両サービスが大幅に重複するものであることを示している。 [...]

  91. Pingback from Ian Schafer » Blog Archive » Firefox To Social Network-itize on ::

    [...] Big news today. According to their official blog (via TechCrunch), Mozilla will be integrating social networking functionality (called “The Coop”) into an upcoming version of Firefox. [...]

  92. Pingback from Mozilla nous parle de faire dans le social - Tom Web on ::

    [...] Source : Mozilla Labs Blog Tags: beta, firefox, labs, mozilla (pas de votes)  Loading … [...]

  93. Pingback from Coop: tudo no browser do Firefox | TNow on ::

    [...] O Mozila vai lançar uma ferramenta que pretende levar o compartilhamento e a rede social na Web para outro espaço: o browser. O Coop permite que o usuário adicione amigos numa barra que fica no próprio Firefox. Por meio dele é possível ver as atualizações do Flickr e o status do MySpace dos amigos, entre outras coisas, sem precisar mudar de página. [...]

  94. Pingback from Scripting News for 4/4/2007 « Scripting News Annex on ::

    [...] Today some technology bloggers are debating the issues around the future of Mozilla, which is the oddest of beasts — it has a non-commercial platform vendor, a foundation, and it’s rich, generating tens of millions in revenue. They are truly a dangerous vendor to develop for, how are you going to figure out what motivates them (not profit for sure, their problem is how to get rid of the money they accumulate!) and you surely can’t get acquired by them, and foundations don’t attract competitors, so it’s hard to imagine a rich suitor coming along wanting to create trouble for them. Looks like somehow we’ve backed into a pretty tough corner. No matter how nice they are, how benevolent, they’re going to make more and more developers miserable, and their existence might not be good for the health of the browser ecosystem, long-term. [...]

  95. Pingback from TechTear :: T_T » Firefox incorporará funciones sociales on ::

    [...] Desde Mozilla Labs -el sitio experimental de la fundación dedicada al desarrollo de software libre- informan una nueva función para su navegador Firefox: The Coop. ¿Integrar redes sociales dentro de Firefox? Exacto. La idea ya fue desarrollada por el browser Flock hace tiempo (”el navegador social”), quien probablemente sea el que pague por la próxima incursión de Mozilla. Extraña que no haya sido implementado antes, pero como dicen sus creadores, lo único que cambia es el medio a través del tiempo: primero el email, luego los sitios sociales y ahora el motor de la navegación web, esto es, el propio Firefox; siempre con el fin de compartir bromas, fotos lindas e historias interesantes. El proceso se muestra así como natural, lo que brinda más posibilidades de ser adoptado por la gente. [...]

  96. Pingback from Firefox al estilo Flock: navegador social - El Mix de Sapo Criollo on ::

    [...] Vía Zona Firefox , me entero del Proyecto The Coop , una extensión (creo ) para Firefox que permitirá convertirlo en un navegador social, bien al estilo Flock ; incluso han tomado a éste como referencia. [...]

  97. Pingback from the meta-network arrives? « Sampled + Sorted on ::

    [...] While it appears OpenID is the leader for establishing one’s online identity, today’s announcement that Mozilla Labs will be integrating an  open social network service, with access to friends’ profiles within Firefox, is huge.  This obviously could undermine the prospects of proprietary, ad-based social networks.  OTOH, it offers a fantastic way for a person and his/her friends to connect through and share a wide variety of content (photos from Flickr, videos from YouTube, URLs from del.icio.us, blogs from WordPress, etc). [...]

  98. Pingback from Mozilla quer ser o seu browser social, conheça o "The Coop" - DA on ::

    [...] Caminho da Fonte: Mozilla Labs –> TechCrunch + Metade da Web [...]

  99. Pingback from Mozilla To Build Social Networking Into Firefox » The Progress Bar on ::

    [...] Announcement at Mozilla Labs and the Coop Wiki. [...]

  100. Pingback from Firefox to get social networking features on ::

    [...] Mozilla is working on adding some social networking element into Firefox. The project codenamed “The Coop” aims at keeping track of friends and sharing interesting content with one or more friends. Users can add friends and see their faces, clicking on their avatar will fetch their recently added Flickr Photos, favorite YouTube videos, tagged website, composed blog posts or even his Facebook status. [...]

  101. Pingback from FreeMySpace.info » Blog Archive » Mozilla gets social with Firefox on ::

    [...] Mozilla labs is talking about plans to incorporate social networking into Firefox with The Coop. The idea behind The Coop is to allow users to keep track of their friends online. Users will be able to see their friends faces and by clicking on a friends picture get a list of their recently added Flikr photos, tagged websites, blog posts, favorite YouTube videos etc. Users can share items with friends by simply dragging an item onto a friends photo. When you receive something sent from a friend that friends face will glow to let you know. [...]

  102. Pingback from Communicate Your Success » Blog Archive » Mozilla Brings Social Network Goodness to Browser on ::

    [...] Mozilla is preparing to hatch a social media infused Web browser called The Coop. This could offer a great way to keep up with vendors, clients and other offices. In the public realm, it will be interesting to see if functions like this are adopted more quickly than other social media tools like RSS, since most everyone knows someone with a MySpace or Friendster page. [...]

  103. Pingback from Harry Potter Publisher Seeks to Create “MySpace for Books” in the Post-Potterverse ¦ Online Media Cultist on ::

    [...] Meanwhile, TechCrunch reports that the social networking sprawl is spilling over to the browser itself, with new Mozilla product The Coop bringing friending and media-sharing right into the Firefox browser. Next stop: the desktop. [...]

  104. Pingback from Beating a Dead Flock? : The Last Podcast on ::

    [...] The announcement of The Coop, a number of social feature to be built into the Firefox browser through an extension, has lots of pundits considering the ramifications for the Flock browser project, which is trying to built something very similar. [...]

  105. Pingback from futuro.vc » Blog Archive » Mozilla prepara rede social para Firefox on ::

    [...] The Coop é o nome do projeto que pode trazer muitos usuários para o Firefox. A rede social integrada ao navegador apresentará, ao lado direito da tela, a lista dos seus “amigos”, com links para o conteúdo produzido ou separado por eles como especial. [...]

  106. kyle wrote on :

    i hope this stays in extension format. i want my web browser to browse the web, and nothing else

  107. Pingback from Adotas » Mozilla Experimenting with Social Features for Firefox on ::

    [...] What if instead of surfing the web, you could surf your friends? Mozilla is developing a social addition to the popular Firefox web browser, revealed Mike Beltzner, Mozilla’s User Experience Lead, on the Mozilla Labs blog yesterday that will convert Firefox into an interpersonal communications tool. [...]

  108. Narendra wrote on ::

    Mike,

    Can you please contact me. At 30 Boxes we are already doing a lot of the discovery, wharehousing, and connection management to provide precisely these updates in incredibly short order.

    We actually have a prototype that displays this type of merger on twitter pages only, but a friends column would be much more useful.

    I believe we could handle conduit stuff as well.

    ~Narendra

  109. Pingback from Mozilla : The Coop transforme votre navigateur en réseau social on ::

    [...] Si le projet arrive à son terme, il peut changer la manière dont nous utilisons nos favoris internet, mais aussi comment ce genre d’outil peut être intégré aux widgets qui sont de plus en plus présent sur nos bureaux ou dans n’importe quel outil logiciel.[ via] [...]

  110. Pingback from Dromedary Apothecary » Blog Archive » Social Networking in Firefox on ::

    [...] Michael Arrington has a post today at TechCrunch on how Mozilla is integrating social networking into Firefox and how it is bad news for Flock. Being a die hard fan of Flock, this raised some concerns for me. However, looking at the new Coop product, I think that it misses the mark for the average Flock user. The Coop creates a sidebar of your friends and shows any new content that they have posted or even pushed to you. This is perfect for people who use social networks but cannot be bothered with visiting all of their pages to check on a few friends. This keeps front and center so you are always up-to-date. Flock on the other hand offers features for what are essentially power usersw of the internet. To be honest, I never understood why they positioned themselves as a social browser as no one I know who uses it plays in social networks all that much. If it was their goal to create a social browser and they had not yet included a feature like the Coop then they have sorely missed their mark. What the have done is create a great meta tool for the internet. The killer features are the bookmark storage on del.icio.us, Flickr and Photobucket integration, and quick commands for uploading images and creating a blog post (I still cannot bring myself to use a browser based RSS reader and the Flock version pales next to Safari’s). None of these seem to be tied into the Coop and I would be curious to see how they work outside of there. All told, I don’t know that the Coop will be all that much of a threat to Flock, but a nice fork for those who really can’t get enough social networking in their lives. It will be interesting to see who the first will be to integrate Twitter in, as this seems to have a place in both. [...]

  111. Pingback from Best Posts from around the Web » Firefox browser goes social on ::

    [...] http://labs.mozilla.com/2007/04/keep-track-of-your-friends-with-the-coop/. The open source browser Firefox will have a social networking feature built in, according to the Mozilla developers’ blog. It will be called “Coop”, … [...]

  112. Pingback from DiscBlog » Blog Archive » Mozilla To Build Social Networking Into Firefox: Bad News For Flock on ::

    [...] Mozilla has released details on The Coop, a new product that will incorporate social networking features directly into the Firefox browser. This is not good news for the privately-backed social browser Flock (also built on Mozilla), which is yet to release a 1.0 version of its browser. Many of the proposed features and some of the mockups created by Mike Beltzner (see above) suggest a significant overlap in the two products. [...]

  113. Pingback from Startup Meme » Mozilla Transforming Into a Social Network on ::

    [...] Mozilla labs has released some details about project Coop, an attempt to transform the browser into a social network. The product will allow Firefox users to “subscribe” to friends in the browser along with avatar representation, display them in the sidebar, share and send content and webpages. [...]

  114. Pingback from Is Flock f***ed again? » mathewingram.com/work on ::

    [...] From Mike Arrington at TechCrunch comes news that the next version of Firefox will include social networking features — features that are described in more detail at the Mozilla labs website. The new features, which for some reason are called The Coop, have their own project page here. [...]

  115. Pingback from Mozilla Social Network? on ::

    [...] + Find Out More About Mozilla’s Social Experiment! [...]

  116. Pingback from Firefox to Implement Social Networking Features? - CyberNet News on ::

    [...] Mozilla is working on a new addition for Firefox called Coop, and the goal of the project is to add some social networking features to the browser. I was actually really shocked when I heard about this because Flock, a browser based on Firefox, has already gotten a huge headstart at implementing social features that connect users with their favorite services such as Del.icio.us and Flickr. [...]

  117. Pingback from neunetz.com » Mozilla plant Social Networking in Firefox zu integrieren on ::

    [...] Das Konzept von Flock ist nichtsdestotrotz spannend und wird nun allen Anschein nach von Mozilla selbst in Firefox umgesetzt. In den Mozilla Labs wird unter dem Namen ‘The Coop’ eine Erweiterung für Firefox entwickelt, welche die Freunde auf den sozialen Netzwerken und ihre Aktivitäten auf eben diesen Seiten direkt in eine Sidebar bringen will. Das Ganze basiert auf (Ex-Flock-Mitarbeiter) Chris Messinas ‘People in a Browser’ Konzept. [...]

  118. Justin Thorp wrote on ::

    What’s the add to me as a user to be able to have social networking within my browser? Seems like I can do everything you’re talking about now with Facebook. There is a Facebook Toolbar which brings some of that social networking functionality right into my browser. Plus why recreate a lot of the social networking wheel? Would this play nicely with the Facebook API?

  119. Pingback from · social network on firefox - firenetwork on ::

    [...] Wednesday, April 4th in sebastians minor matter by sebastians Mozilla has released details on The Coop, a new product that will incorporate social networking features directly into the Firefox browser. This is not good news for the privately-backed social browser Flock (also built on Mozilla), which is yet to release a 1.0 version of its browser. Many of the proposed features and some of the mockups created by Mike Beltzner (see above) suggest a significant overlap in the two products. [...]

  120. Pingback from BTT | Blog The Tech » Blog Archive » Keep track of your friends with The Coop (Mike Beltzner/Mozilla Labs Blog) on ::

    [...] Keep track of your friends with The Coop  —  Just a few years ago, one of the most popular uses of the internet was to send jokes, cute pictures, and news stories to friends and family (social networks) via email.  Fast forward to today, and you’ll find that not a lot has changed except the medium. Source:   Mozilla Labs Blog Author:   Mike Beltzner Link:   http://labs.mozilla.com/2007/04/keep-track-of-your… Techmeme permalink [...]

  121. Pingback from Mark Evans - Firefox’s New Social Push on ::

    [...] Deep in the Mozilla Labs (aka the place where cool stuff is developed for Firefox), they’re playing around with the idea (codenamed “The Coop”) of adding social networking tools to the browser. It’s based on the idea that sharing photos, songs, Web sites is a pillar of what many people do online so why not make it an integral part of the browser. [...]

  122. Pingback from Интернетные штучки » Mozilla Firefox станет более “социальным” браузером on ::

    [...] В блоге Mozilla Labs появилась любопытная информация о проекте Coop, который «привнесет» в браузер некоторые функции социальных сетей. Как пишут сами разработчики, они хотят создать «весёлый и простой способ обмена ссылками между друзьями». Однако в будущем роль «социальной составляющей» может возрасти. Предполагается, что пользователи смогут открывать доступ к фотографиям, которые они загрузили на различные сервисы, кинорецензиям и т.п., а другие пользователи Firefox получат возможность «следить» за онлайн-активностью своих друзей, подписываясь на нее. [...]

  123. Pingback from search » Mozilla to Debut Social Communities in FireFox - COOP on ::

    [...] Search-Engines-Web.com wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpthttp://labs.mozilla.com/2007/04/keep-track-of-your-friends-with-the-coop/ http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/04/03/mozilla-to-build-social-features-into-firefox-bad-news-for-flock/ [...]

  124. Pingback from Mozilla Coop - social networking within Firefox - franticindustries. on ::

    [...] Being on the forefront of the Web 2.0 movement, Mozilla has been somewhat coy about introducing innovation not directly related to web browsing. It’s a pleasant surprise, then, to see them announcing Coop, a project which will introduce social tools to Firefox. [...]

  125. Pingback from ::lemonup:: » Mozilla To Build Social Networking Into Firefox: Bad News For Flock on ::

    [...] Mozilla has released details on The Coop, a new product that will incorporate social networking features directly into the Firefox browser. This is not good news for the privately-backed social browser Flock (also built on Mozilla), which is yet to release a 1.0 version of its browser. Many of the proposed features and some of the mockups created by Mike Beltzner (see above) suggest a significant overlap in the two products. [...]

  126. Pingback from dealicious » Mozille baut Social Network on ::

    [...] The Coop ist ein neues Produkt, dass es erlaubt Social Network Features in den Firefox Browser zu integrieren. [...]

  127. Pingback from Social Browsing mit Firefox? : agenturblog.de on ::

    [...] Social Browsing mit Firefox? 4. April . In den Mozilla Labs gibt es derzeit unter dem Namen The Coop relativ konkrete Überlegungen, eine zukünftige Version des Firefox mit echten, sozialen Komponenten zu versehen. Grundsätzlich kann man seine Freunde via Browser abonnieren und erhält so direkt Zugriff auf Ihre Aktivitäten im Web, verteilt über unterschiedlichste Applikationen hinweg (del.ico.us, Flickr, Youtube, Blog etc). Ausserdem soll es möglich sein, quasi per Drag and Drop direkt auf Inhalte im Browser aufmerksam zu machen: The Coop will let users keep track of what their friends are doing online, and share new and interesting content with one or more of those friends. It will integrate with popular web services, using their existing data feeds as a transport mechanism. Users will see their friends’ faces, and by clicking on them will be able to get a list of that person’s recently added Flickr photos, favourite YouTube videos, tagged websites, composed blog posts, updated Facebook status, etc. If a user wants to share something with a friend, they simply drag that thing onto their friend’s face. When they receive something from a friend, that friend’s face glows to get the user’s attention. . [...]

  128. Pingback from Luca Mondini - » The Coop: Mozilla diventa “social” on ::

    [...] I Mozilla Labs hanno recentemente annunciato un nuovo progetto, The Coop, con l’obiettivo di portare alcune caratteristiche tipiche delle social network direttamente nel browser. Stando a quanto riportato sul loro wiki, gli utenti avrebbero a disposizione uno strumento immediato per tenere traccia delle attività online dei propri amici (sfruttando i feed RSS come meccanismo di trasporto), e per condividere con loro link, foto, video e quant’altro: Users will see their friends’ faces, and by clicking on them will be able to get a list of that person’s recently added Flickr photos, favourite YouTube videos, tagged websites, composed blog posts, updated Facebook status, etc. If a user wants to share something with a friend, they simply drag that thing onto their friend’s face. When they receive something from a friend, that friend’s face glows to get the user’s attention. [...]

  129. Pingback from Multimedias.mobi » Mozilla To Build Social Networking Into Firefox: Bad News For Flock on ::

    [...] Mozilla has released details on The Coop, a new product that will incorporate social networking features directly into the Firefox browser. This is not good news for the privately-backed social browser Flock (also built on Mozilla), which is yet to release a 1.0 version of its browser. Many of the proposed features and some of the mockups created by Mike Beltzner (see above) suggest a significant overlap in the two products. [...]

  130. Pingback from Petersen Inc. » Blog Archive on ::

    [...] Mozilla has released details on The Coop, a new product that will incorporate social networking features directly into the Firefox browser. This is not good news for the privately-backed social browser Flock (also built on Mozilla), which is yet to release a 1.0 version of its browser. Many of the proposed features and some of the mockups created by Mike Beltzner (see above) suggest a significant overlap in the two products. [...]

  131. Pingback from Nuclear Sledgehammer » Blog Archive » Firefox: the social web browser on ::

    [...] I didn’t see this one coming. Mozilla Labs are experimenting with adding social networking features – dubbed “The Coop” – to Firefox. They’ve published this mission statement: We want to create a fun and easy way to share links with your friends, and to browse the set of links that friends have shared with you. We also want to make it easy to “subscribe” to a friend in order to make it easy to keep track of the pictures, movies, blog posts and status information that they might be posting on a variety of services. [...]

  132. Chris Messina wrote on ::

    It’s curious that you don’t mention Flock anywhere but in the name of the extension. I mean, you are using one of my mockups as a depiction of how you think this thing could look….!

    Anyway, I’m all for it. If you guys want to pick my brain some more, drop me a line — let’s get a good conversation going about this, eh? ;)

    Oh, and make sure that you guys get support for OpenID and microformats in there, stat!

  133. Pingback from Mozilla To Build Social Networking Into Firefox: Bad News For Flock - Error on ::

    [...] Mozilla To Build Social Networking Into Firefox: Bad News For Flock Mozilla has released details on The Coop, a new product that will incorporate social networking features directly into the Firefox browser. This is not good news for the privately-backed social browser Flock (also built on Mozilla), which is yet to release a 1.0 version of its browser. Many of the proposed features and some of the mockups created by Mike Beltzner (see above) suggest a significant overlap in the two products. In fact, Coop even has an example screen shot of Flock on the wiki page describing the product, along with the description “The design will likely resemble [formerly of Flock] Chris Messina’s mockup for “People in the Browser”, with a horizontal bar containing avatars for a user’s friends, and icons overlaid on those avatars to indicate the presence of new content.” The Coop product will allow Firefox users to “subscribe” to friends in the browser, bringing those friends into a sidebar. Those friends can share content and web pages with you (receive content from you, and send content to you). Adding a friend will mean getting access to a broad array of their published web content. Content will be pulled from that person’s Flickr photo feed, del.icio.us tag feed, MySpace status , YouTube favorites, etc. When you want to share content with that user, you simply drag it into their avatar (see mockups below). As Larry Dignan notes, The Coop could also have an impact on social networks that depend on constant user page refreshes to maintain pageview growth. Having status information on your friends directly in the browser could significantly lessen the need to visit those sites directly. [...]

  134. Pingback from Firefox - social networking in browser « bliTz on ::

    [...] Coop va permite utilizatorilor Firefox sa “subscrie” la prietenii sai si la continutul produs sau facut public de catre acestia. Prietenii vor fi vizibili intr-un side-bar ca avataruri sau poze si vor putea face schimb de content, in ambele sensuri, cu utilizatorul. [...]

  135. Pingback from Amarendra bhushan’s business blog » Keep track of your friends with The Coop on ::

    [...] What is surprising, however, is how little of this type of functionality has made it into today’s web browsers. The result is that when people think of tools for social interaction, email and instant messenger are at the top of their list, not web browsers. full story–> [...]

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    [...] Mozilla has released details on The Coop, a new product that will incorporate social networking features directly into the Firefox browser. This is not good news for the privately-backed social browser Flock (also built on Mozilla), which is yet to release a 1.0 version of its browser. Many of the proposed features and some of the mockups created by Mike Beltzner (see above) suggest a significant overlap in the two products. [...]

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    [...] Source: http://labs.mozilla.com/2007/04/keep-track-of-your-friends-with-the-coop/ Filed under Social Networking having Leave a Comment [...]

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    Mozilla Debuts Social Communities & Link Sharing into Firefox…

    new link sharing and social bookmarking & networking features launching…

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    Mozilla Debuts Social Communities & Link Sharing into Firefox…

    Enter The Coop, a Mozilla Labs project to experiment with adding social tools to the web browser. We want to create a fun and easy way to share links with your friends, and to browse the set of links that friends have shared with you. We also want to m…

  140. Search Engine Web wrote on ::

    This will become the mother of all geek Social Communities – not seen since Apple/Mac advocates

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    [...] Mozilla has released details on The Coop, a new product that will incorporate social networking features directly into the Firefox browser. This is not good news for the privately-backed social browser Flock (also built on Mozilla), which is yet to release a 1.0 version of its browser. Many of the proposed features and some of the mockups (see above) suggest a significant overlap in the two products. [...]

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  143. Ken Saunders wrote on ::

    Oops, I forgot to look in the Sandbox.

  144. Ken Saunders wrote on ::

    I’m getting “Add-on not found” on AMO

  145. Pingback from and spas » Keep track of your friends with The Coop on ::

    [...] Tyler Cowen wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptJust a few years ago, one of the most popular uses of the internet was to send jokes, cute pictures, and news stories to friends and family (social networks) via email. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find that not a lot has changed … [...]