Firefox add-on helps you tweet and keep your face

by Louellen Coker on February 7, 2009

Social media lovers out there will enjoy a Firefox add-on that makes it easy to keep up with your friends in both Facebook and Twitter. Complete with a running scroll bar of updates and photos and the ability to post from the toolbar, Friendbar makes it easy and fast to get your social data fix.

Firefox Friendbar Add-on

Firefox Friendbar Add-on

The tool bar will let you get a quick fix of what’s going on in your world in an unobtrusive way that you can customize to fit your communication style. Don’t worry, you can set how often you update so you stay within Twitter’s guidelines.

Specifically, you can

  • View your Facebook and Twitter updates, right on Friendbar
  • Get a stream of your friends Facebook photos right on Friendbar
  • Roll over the photos to view an enlarged version
  • Click on the enlarged photo (or album name) to visit the photo or albums web page
  • Get an alert when a new message arrives
  • Send Twits and Facebook updates from Friendbar (separately or both together)
  • Automatically create a tiny URL for the web page you are viewing
  • Click on links in text updates to open the link in a new tab
  • Toggle Text updates and Photos on and off

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