RockMelt browser gets Facebook and Twitter in your Chrome

first_imgThere have been experiments to bring social networking features to browsers before, most notably with the Flock browser, but now there’s a new contender in town.Meet RockMelt, which just launched in a limited beta today and is built entirely with social network integration in mind, particularly when it comes to Facebook and Twitter.RockMelt is based on Chromium, so you’ll see a lot of Chrome-like behavior here, but the interface has been tweaked for social networking involves. The left edge of the RockMelt window integrates your Facebook friends allowing you to chat with them, send them messages or check out their status updates no matter where they’re visiting. The right column tries to do the same for Twitter and RSS feeds.The integration goes beyond friends lists: RockMelt will also allow you to share a given web page on Facebook or Twitter with just a single click. Search has also been improved, allowing you to visit different sites within a browser window without having to click back and forth.Interesting, but frankly, I suspect that RockMelt, like Flock, will end up as a curiosity of a browser fork at the end of the day more than anything else. If you want to try it, though, you can sign up for the beta at the link below: RockMelt is available for both PC and Mac.Read more at RockMeltlast_img read more