Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Glass eye

When the internet was young, it seemed its most common purpose was to forward emails. Then Myspace came along, and we got to share things with all the friends of our friends - so long as they were looking in the right place at the right time. Then Facebook hit the scene, and we shared things with whichever of our friends happened to be looking. Twitter was next, with the opportunity to share things with people we probably didn't know, but might have found us interesting anyway.

But it's always been a bit cumbersome. You've got to keep coming back to your email or Myspace or Facebook or Twitter or whatever social app you happen to be using, and - with the exception of email - it's all pretty hit and miss.

Probably not for much longer, though. Glass gives you the opportunity to share the web with exactly who you want to share it with.

By using a simple add-on with Firefox or Chrome, you can just click on a button in your toolbar whenever you come across an interesting site, share it with who you want to share it with, and your notice pops right up in their browser. As easy as that: no copying and pasting; no looking for a share link; no changing tabs or windows. Just click wherever you are, and share.

It really is as easy as shown in the video below. If you want to try it, just let me know, and I'll send you an invitation code.

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