Today, I downloaded the new RockMelt browser, which is supposed to be built with social networking in mind. Here are some quick thoughts:
- It looks like a tricked out version of Google Chrome (maybe it uses the same development kit).
- If you are on Facebook or Twitter a lot, then this browser makes it much easier to get to the latest updates (via sidebars). In Chrome and Firefox, I use constellations of add-ons/extensions, bookmarklets, and links in the bookmarks bar to get to sites/services quickly and to act on sites/documents easily (share them, bookmark them, reformat them for easier reading, etc.) I’m not so sure that RockMelt offers much more that is truly useful, as I’m not on Twitter or Facebook nearly as much as FriendFeed.
I have three invites for the browser download (it’s in beta, I guess). If you’d like one, send me a DM in Twitter or comment here.