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This article was published on November 9, 2012

    MetaWeb is coming to add a social overlay to any Web page

    MetaWeb is coming to add a social overlay to any Web page Image by: China Photos
    Jamillah Knowles
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    Being social online is not hard anymore given the ubiquity of social networks. You might think the Web is saturated, but one London-based startup is launching a new service on Monday that opens up another portal for chatter and discussion.

    Through a downloadable service called MetaWeb, users can chat on any Web page they choose.

    The software is downloaded onto your computer or iPhone and works with any browser. It’s currently in beta at the moment (you can still request access) and launches fully on the November 12.

    Once the program is installed, you can see how many other users are on a particular page and start conversations with them if you fancy chatting about the content. There is also a tool for trends, which shows where people are on other pages. This helps to avoid talking to yourself.

    At the moment it is in a simple state. The basic features are in place for conversation and trends.

    Image Credit: China Photos / Getty Images