Another Service in Googlespace

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Google keeps on introducing micro-services. Here's one I find very, very interesting: Blogger Web Comments for Firefox.

Despite the geek-inspired name of the service, it's another brilliant move. Here's how it works:

As you visit any given page in Firefox, a comment panel featuring blog posts linking to this page will appear on the bottom right of your browser. Clicking on any of the entries will open that blog post in a new tab. You can toggle between the compact and extended comment lists, or even hide the panel completely. To bring it back, just click the icon or the icon in the lower right corner of your browser and select "View comments." When there are lots of comments, you can click on the “Show lots more…” link, which will open a new tab in your browser with all Google Blog Search results.

Pretty nifty, ha?

Of course, to add your own comments on the page you're on, you'll need to have a Blogger account.

What it does for Google is take it one giant step further into the social-networking-wisdom-of-crowds space. And they didn't have to acquire anyone to do it.

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