Rockmelt keeps you in the loop
New web browser RockMelt promises social web experience
RockMelt, the new web browser which integrates browsing with social networking, allows users to track their Facebook friends, Twitter and other networking sites as well as having real-time updates from their social networking feeds.
The features of the browser, currently under invite-only beta testing, include a bar down the left hand side of the page showing Facebook friends and their status updates. If users' click on the profile picture of the friend, a window opens where users can chat with the friend or post to their Facebook wall.
The box on the right hand side of the page gives users' access to Twitter and Facebook news feeds and users can add and customise their feeds and add any site that has RSS.
RockMelt allows users to customise their Facebook friends by selecting them as favourites, this makes sure those friends are always listed in the browser.
The integrated search bar in the browser allows you to search both the web and your Facebook friends' listings.
The browser also enables users to share any page they view via Twitter or Facebook by clicking a share button next to the address bar.
The browser, backed by Mosaic and Netscape web pioneer Marc Andreessen, gives users the option to check their Twitter feed from within the browser by clicking the Twitter button.
This new browser is based on the same code as Google Chrome, but there are some differences, for example, the altered new tab page and the RockMelt menu button on the top right hand side. Once you have RockMelt, users have some invites available which they can send Facebook friends who want to try out the new browser.
View a demonstration of the new browser here.