This article was published on November 17, 2009

Will Glue Finally Come To Chrome?


Will Glue Finally Come To Chrome?
Alex Wilhelm
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Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected] Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected]

love glueFinally, with the launch of the first builds of Chrome extensions, will we finally see the advent of Glue on the Chromium platform? Glue, the popular Firefox add-on has been a smash hit among the tech-elite.

Judging by its traffic in the past month, it has resonated with the larger internet as a whole, following its massive recent redesign.

I have long been an advocate of Glue, but as a Knight Templar of Chrome, have yet been able to give Glue the love that it deserves. If and when it comes to Chrome, a power user I will be.

Even through the extensive coverage of Glue, people continue to ask what in fact Glue does. In three bullet points, Glue:

  • A semantic browser plugin that allows you to comment and favorite items across the internet, read other commentary, and provides you with interesting content suggestions based on similar content.
  • A website content recommendation engine that provides feedback and suggestions based on what  you have liked and interacted with across the internet.
  • A game, akin to Foursquare, rewarding usage of the Glue platform, allowing you to earn stickers for any specific actions completed, and ‘Guru’ status for being the most active and smartest Glue-er around any single item.

Still confused? Take a look at this, it might make sense. But for now, us Chrome fanatics are still waiting. I for one am excited to see just how fast Glue will be on the fastest browser around.

We reached out to the Glue team for comment.

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