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Firefox 3.6 To Have Self-Profiling Extension

Firefox 3.6, otherwise known as Firefox.next, is about to be released pretty soon.   And one of its most interesting feature would be a self-profiling web tool that will allow user to see their browsing habits profile.  The new Firefox feature which is tentatively known as about:me, will give relevant user information such as most visited sites, time of the day and days users navigate the web most, as well as how users access the site.The Mozilla Wiki defines about:me as:

A statistical analysis of the user’s history, average tab load, etc. Like Google Zeitgeist, but based on their Places database.

The about:me web service aims to show users the broader patterns in their web browsing activities while at the same time give webmasters a site to gauge their web sites’ usage including the amount of metadata generated by it.

The latest prototype of about:me is available as an add-on, which  can be downloaded at https://services.forerunnerdesigns.com/extensions/get/aboutme@test.mozilla.com/0.2/

You may want to check out a sample graph generated by about:me at Mozilla Links.

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Arnold Zafra writes daily on the announcements by Google, Ask.com, Yahoo & MSN along with how these announcements effect web publishers. He is currently building three niche blogs covering iPad News, Google Android Phones and E-Book Readers.
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7 thoughts on “Firefox 3.6 To Have Self-Profiling Extension

  1. Firefox 3.6 is not about to be released soon.
    The next coming version is 3.5; this version will probably be released pretty soon.
    So it’s going to take a little while until this feature becomes part of Firefox.

  2. Something else to suck up your bandwidth? With service providers trying to cut bandwidth, that isn’t such a great idea.

    And people keeping info on me is not to my liking. What happened to privacy.

  3. How much confusion in these comments.

    3.6 (the first alpha) is expected 4 weeks after 3.5 final, which could occur any day now.

    The feature described above uses the places database local to your machine. There is no third party knowledge of the data implied, thus no privacy issue.

  4. @Naz. I hope you are trolling, either that or you were thinking 3.0.6.

    And I hope the author here means that the first alpha of 3.6 is due soon (and even thats a stretch). Because 3.6 final isn’t due for a long long time, and by the sounds of things, there isn’t enough finalised for 3.6 yet to call it an alpha.

    Journalists probably shouldn’t be writing articles about pre-alpha extensions either. Especially when it obvious that this is just a repost of someone else’s story, because the author doesn’t know the obvious basics.