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Mozilla explores collaborative, 3D browsers

updated 02:35 pm EDT, Wed August 6, 2008

Mozilla Aurora Concept

The Mozilla Foundation is investigating web browsers that would allow users to share websites and compare information in real time, Aurora, the concept would revolve around the notion of data and pages organized into cells, or clusters of relevant information. The approach would not only let individuals jump to similar pages covering a given subject but would also allow fellow users to compare information from their own cells in real time; an integrated messaging system would let users speak to each other without interrupting the primary view.

Aurora would also organize bookmarks in a 3D system potentially better-suited to cells and would also merge tasks from the main system into a dock-like interface.

The concept was originally designed by Adaptive Path and isn't immediately representative of Mozilla's future direction for Firefox but is likely to influence any future updates or replacements for the web browser. The organization already supports a more collaborative and social variant on Firefox known as Flock.

by MacNN Staff



  1. garmonbosia

    Joined: Dec 1969


    sound familiar

    "the concept would revolve around the notion of data and pages organized into cells, or clusters of relevant information."

    Does this sound at all like "stacks"

  1. beb

    Joined: Dec 1969



    It sounds and looks like an evolved form of the hot-sauce tech Apple had over a decade ago.

    The floating to web-based application to application concept is a helluva a lot better than navigating from web page to web page...

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