For most of us, the internet is a social experience. No matter what time of day it is, or where you are, the web ensures that there’s something to talk about and people willing to listen. With services like Twitter and Facebook, we’re glut with ways to get our messages and opinions out into the world. That said, with so many others taking the time to give their two bits on a given topic through the same channels, it’s getting harder and harder to filter those opinions in a way that makes them timely or meaningful. Fortunately, our Browser Extension of the Week is here to sort the situation out.
BuzzGrowl for Twitter and Facebook is an ingenious extension that allows you to see what people have been saying about the website you’re visiting. Once installed, the extension can easily be turned on or off with a simple click of its icon. When turned on, BuzzGrowl for Twitter and Facebook will relay tweets and Facebook postings relevant to the site your viewing in a small pop-up pane located in the bottom right corner of your browser. BuzzGrowl postings can be browsed by date, making it easy to find relevant opinions or tidbits of data about the site you’re currently visiting.
Additionally BuzzGrowl for Twitter and Facebook also simplifies your sharing workflow. See a site you like? Click the Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr link in the BuzzGrowl window and you’re good to go.
Be sure to check back every Thursday for another edition of Maximum PC’s Browser Extension of the Week.