Firefox Collections and Social Networking

Collections are a newly introduced Firefox site feature that allow you to save lists of your favorite add-ons (extensions, toolbars, Greasemonkey scripts) to your Firefox profile. A subscribe option allows you to add the collections of others to your favorites and track when these are updated. These user created collections are ranked by the amount of subscribers they have attracted. The Firefox Collections page allows you to view lists of Editor’s Picks (so far only Firefox Created Collections), Popular Collections, your own and your favorite Collections. The lists are searchable by most popular all time, most popular this week or month and newest. A keyword search box is also provided. Social networking aspects are involved here. You are able to keep up to date with new extensions added by those whose knowledge you respect. I first heard of collections via the blog post Best Of Breed Firefox Collection For SEO, Bloggers & Internet Marketers, by Andy Beard, whose collection I subscribed to immediately. You can subscribe to the collections of current friends and develop more contacts. By publicizing and gaining subscribers for your own collections, the higher your own profile will reach in the collection rankings. For bloggers this could lead to more visitors and regular readers. It has taken me a while to get back into the swing of blogging after being away on holiday but life is...

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