Wanna find out what web pages your friends like? and hear their comments on pages you browse?
But worried about giving away your privacy to companies selling profiles or serving ads?
SocialBar lets you share as you browse easily and without reservations!
You can share anything you would share over email!
What is Socialbar?SocialBar, brought to you by the MobiSocial Laboratory at Stanford, is a Firefox browser extension.
All conversations go straight from your browser to email.
There is no Big-Brother server that knows it all.
See what your friends share with you recently.
Continue on any thread of discussion.
To share, just type in your comment and your friends' email addresses. The link and title of the current page are already filled in for you.
Click on any friend to see all the links he or she shares. Just click on any message to continue the thread.
Change the slider on the top and see comments on pages in the same domain.
Installing and Configuring SocialBar
You are set if you are using gmail or Yahoo mail.
Type in the name of your imap and smtp servers. Currently your email provider must support IMAP and SMTP servers that run over SSL.
Who Can Use SocialBar?You can use SocialBar as long as you are using Gmail, Yahoo mail, or any mail server that supports IMAP and SMTP with SSL.
All the messages sent by SocialBar will be moved to a separate folder called MrPrivacy.
You can share your links and comments with any friends even if they are not using SocialBar.
SocialBar will send your friends a friendly email message like this:
Technical InformationMr. Privacy: Open and Federated Social Networking Using Email.
Michael Fischer, T. J. Purtell, Ruven Chu, and Monica S. Lam.