WebCrumbz

WebCrumbz says that they, “Refind links you never knew you’d need, to those you never knew”. So what does that really mean? They keep track of your history, and serve you up your own version of the Web. If you want to travel outside the box, you can also check out what other users have been visiting as well.

Still not that sure about WebCrumbz? Here is how the author of the extension describes it.

WebCrumbz consists of two components, a Firefox extension and a website. The extension records the sites you visit, subject to your privacy filter, which the website then lets you browse and search, making hunting for links you didn’t think you’d need again a thing of the past. As well as your own history, you can also keep an eye on what other WebCrumbz users are looking at, both at an individual (assuming they let you!) and global level.

Install the extension at both work and home (or any set of computers), and you can easily access your complete web history, regardless of what computer you originally used to visit the sites.

I think this is another great global and social idea that could take off. The idea of sharing links isn’t a new one. We have been doing that for years now. Making that link sharing ability easier, and open to a wider audience. That is nice indeed.

This Firefox extension is for versions 1.5 and up of the browser. If you want to download it and try it out for yourself, you can do so at the Mozilla Update Web site.

[tags]firefox,extensions,history,links,webcrumbz[/tags]