Ted Rheingold (Dogster founder) sent an email out today talking about a new firefox extension he’s built to enable quick searches on people. Description below. This is cool.
Are you using Firefox? If so, I recently posted a handy little extension
that should save you some time. It’s called “Who Is This Person?” and it
will query popular networking, news and people sites against a person’s name
you highlight in Firefox.
The download URL is here:
Once installed it adds a right-click sub-menu which gives you the option
of immediately searching a highlighted name against LinkedIn, Wikipedia,
Technorati, Google News, TailRank, Yahoo People Search, ZabaSearch and Google.
“Who Is This Person?” is great to quickly see how LinkedIn you are to someone,
if they are important or newsworthy (or neither , where their home base
is, or even find a phone number.
If you put it to use, please let me know what you think. “Who Is This Person?”
is just a little extension that is certainly not going to save the world,
but it could definitely save you a couple seconds ;>