There are only a few things that get me downright giddy when it comes to technology, but shiny new objects having to do with FriendFeed certainly make the list. That’s why I was excited to come across Adam Kinney’s new IE8 Accelerator for FriendFeed, Based on the IE Accelerator for Twitter, his FriendFeed Accelerator uses the new web browser’s built-in feature called accelerators - add-ons that allow you to access contextual menu options upon right-click. The menu options can either access web services or direct you to a new web page.
With the FriendFeed Accelerator, you can capture text on a web page and send it to straight to FriendFeed’s share page with pre-filled fields. The Accelerator will grab the URL and title of the page as the text.
If you haven’t checked out Accelerators yet, you should. They are one of my favorite new features in IE8. So far, I’ve installed Accelerators for Sharing, including ones that let me share to Facebook, Delicious, Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, and of course, Hotmail. I’ve also added Search Accelerators like Find on Facebook and Find on LinkedIn as well as those that let me search Wikipedia, Amazon, and New York Times.
You can find these and more in the IE8 Add-ons Gallery.
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