Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Firefox

Ok... I confess: I've been using Internet Explore way too long. Back in the summer months of '08 I downloaded Google Chrome, but only because the computer IKON issues to me wouldn't allow me to update past IE6.

I recently rebuilt an old PC to act primarily as a print server and back up computer. I decided that since I had a clean slate with this PC, I might as well try heading over to Mozilla. It didn't take long for me to fall in love with Firefox and all of it's 'add-ons'. Once web browsing became a social interaction, thanks to Twitter and Facebook, the old model of browsing just won't suffice. The two ad-on features that I am loving the most: Twitter and Delicious.

I've been experimenting with a couple of twitter apps. Right now I'm running Twitbin. I've also used TwitterFox. I'm not sure which one I'll go with... any sugguestion?

Delicious is the real reason that I'm converting all of my browsing to Firefox. How many times have you been on one computer, saved a site to "favorites" only to later be at another computer and not be able to access your favorites. Delicious solves that problem by creating a web based bookmark that can be accessed from any computer. The Delicious add-on for Firefox makes it as easy to add, view and change bookmarks as if they were built into your browser. All this plus the ability to create feeds and share your favorite sites.

Anyway, I'd like to conclude by appologizing to my many fellow nerdy friends... I was wrong to use IE for so long, but I now see the error of my ways. I pledge to use Firefox and all of it's cool extentions from this day forward.

3 comments:

Brian said...

Welcome to the Big Leagues Jason! You've finally made it.

Billy said...

First I must say I am shocked you were not a FF user until now. I thought it was a prerequiset to call your self a nerd. that and knowledge of all open office systems.
I switched over about a year and a half ago. I can't believe IE still exists in it's state.
I am using both twitbin and twitterfox as iI can't decide which I like more. I like that twitterfox pops up and goes away. It shows me a quick burst of info that I can choose to look at more in depth(yes I know it only 140 characters) or ignore if I am busy. The cons are that it pretty basic.
I like Twitbin for it's many features 1 button access to all @ replies, DM's, and even a "retweet" button I don't like that it take up a quarter of my screen.
I guess I'm still undecided as to how I want to use my twitter add-on.

Billy

Billy said...

Just realized a new feature of twitbin that may have sent it over the edge to awesomeness.
If you right click on a webpage in FF the very bottom of the box that opens has an option to "tweet this." It then creates a shortened URL and places it in the dialog box of twitbin for you to add your comments too and share with the world.