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So, RockMelt

Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Social Entropy++
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So, there is this new browser called RockMelt that just came out a week or so ago and I just got my invite and installed it. It aims at better integration of social networking and seems to do a pretty good job of it.

It's currently invite only, but you can get one by syncing your facebook to the site and waiting, or you can get one from someone who has invites. I have 3 to share so if you would like one PM me your facebook and I'll kick it over to you.

As for looks, it looks A LOT like chrome and works almost totally the same. Which I like. It seems to be lighter on the memory as well. It integrates facebook chat on a left side bar and social networking streams/rss on a right hand bar.

Oh you have to have a facebook account to use it btw

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    that's a pretty dumb name there

    also I don't have facebook

    I guess this product just isn't for me!

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights fuck tough be coolRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Rockmelt is a dumb name

    But I am intrigued

  • Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I sent you a request Sword Fights

  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights fuck tough be coolRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I saw that Zom Bies

  • Fred Savage Power GloveFred Savage Power Glove Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Another way to shove Facebook up my ass?

    Hang on, I'll grab my ankles real quick

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Facebook chat sucks really hard, though

    Why would I want to integrate it into my browsing experience

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  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Rockmelt is a pretty dumb name. it almost sounds like FireFox + Flint Ironstag

    In the words of the ancients, one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break through to the other side
  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Another way to shove Facebook up my ass?

    Hang on, I'll grab my ankles real quick

    ugh I know I just HATE having convenient access to my friends and family.

    It's just awful, being able to communicate with them and seeing how they are doing and also share photos and videos with them.

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    but aim already does that for me

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Artreus wrote: »
    Another way to shove Facebook up my ass?

    Hang on, I'll grab my ankles real quick

    ugh I know I just HATE having convenient access to my friends and family.

    It's just awful, being able to communicate with them and seeing how they are doing and also share photos and videos with them.

    Keeping in touch is for squares.

  • Fred Savage Power GloveFred Savage Power Glove Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Artreus wrote: »
    Another way to shove Facebook up my ass?

    Hang on, I'll grab my ankles real quick

    ugh I know I just HATE having convenient access to my friends and family.

    It's just awful, being able to communicate with them and seeing how they are doing and also share photos and videos with them.

    All while having my privacy hole reamed out because I just had to know that Uncle Buck saw a funny video of a kitty and Billy broke up with Sarah or whatever it is you people do on there now

    Seriously though, if I want to know what's going on with my friends and/or family... I ask. Shoot over an email or a phone call.

  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    You know you have all kinds of control over what information you put on there right?

    edit: I'd even go so far as to say, you have complete control over that.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Or you could just, you know, not pay attention to those little status updates.

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    but aim already does that for me

    like lots of networking tools, how many people use it ultimately becomes more important than whether something is better

  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I mean I'm okay with facebook being "not for you" but it is kind of silly when people get all uppity over how horrible facebook is.

    edit: Also AIM and facebook are far from mutually exclusive

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited November 2010
    is it fast?

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  • Zombies Tossed My Salad!Zombies Tossed My Salad! Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Staleghoti wrote: »
    is it fast?

    Very

  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Hating on Facebook or other social networking sites is kind of ridiculous.

    And this is coming from somebody who would've sworn never to touch the damn thing about three years ago.

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I might actually have to try this one, considering how I have Facebook in an open tab at all times anyway.

  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    edited November 2010
    I'm on team Safari

    wooooo...

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  • TarranonTarranon Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Nirya wrote: »
    I might actually have to try this one, considering how I have Facebook in an open tab at all times anyway.

    i like the idea of it, anyway. i enjoy facebook but not really enough to give it a tab. if it was running on the side where i could just sort of glance at it, that might be nice on occasion.

  • Fred Savage Power GloveFred Savage Power Glove Registered User
    edited November 2010
    Artreus wrote: »
    You know you have all kinds of control over what information you put on there right?

    edit: I'd even go so far as to say, you have complete control over that.

    I had Facebook. I shitcanned it after the umpteenth time of them introducing a new feature without asking me what I wanted to do with it, having privacy setting tuned to "tell everyone everything ever".

    And my, my! Look what they've introduced today! Yet another new feature that's sure to make user privacy the absolute highest priority.

    That and I inherently have a problem with just handing over my granular demographic information to someone in the first place, let alone a dubious company doing questionable things with the data they're mining. I barely had any information on there and it was uncomfortable for a long time before I stepped away.

  • Fred Savage Power GloveFred Savage Power Glove Registered User
    edited November 2010
    It's based on Chromium

    So basically Chrome with a social network extension from the stuff I'm reading

  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    God damnit.

    Seriously?

    You're worried about data mining and you're using the GOOGLE browser?

    You seriously just gave me a headache. I am not even kidding.

    In the words of the ancients, one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break through to the other side
  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    anti-Facebook people just make me laugh and laugh and laaaauuuggghhh

  • Fred Savage Power GloveFred Savage Power Glove Registered User
    edited November 2010
    God damnit.

    Seriously?

    You're worried about data mining and you're using the GOOGLE browser?

    You seriously just gave me a headache. I am not even kidding.

    Who the fuck said I was using Chrome?

    I simply said that RockMelt appears to be Chrome with some shit slapped onto it and PRESTO people think it's awesome

  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    YaYa wrote: »
    anti-Facebook people just make me laugh and laugh and laaaauuuggghhh

    It's like the people that complain about computers and how we need to go back to the old days.

    When I want to communicate with my family and friends I do it with an Aldis Lamp, and if they aren't there to see it, well tough tits

    In the words of the ancients, one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break through to the other side
  • Fred Savage Power GloveFred Savage Power Glove Registered User
    edited November 2010
    YaYa wrote: »
    anti-Facebook people just make me laugh and laugh and laaaauuuggghhh

    It's like the people that complain about computers and how we need to go back to the old days.

    When I want to communicate with my family and friends I do it with an Aldis Lamp, and if they aren't there to see it, well tough tits

    Yes because these are totally the same thing

    God forbid I communicate on my terms and not someone else's

  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    you're dumb, guy

    what the hell data do you even need to protect from mining?

  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    YaYa wrote: »
    you're dumb, guy

    what the hell data do you even need to protect from mining?

    B.. but his/her precious demographics!

    They're gonna find out s/he is a (race) (gender)

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  • I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    YaYa wrote: »
    anti-Facebook people just make me laugh and laugh and laaaauuuggghhh

    It's like the people that complain about computers and how we need to go back to the old days.

    When I want to communicate with my family and friends I do it with an Aldis Lamp, and if they aren't there to see it, well tough tits

    Yes because these are totally the same thing

    God forbid I communicate on my terms and not someone else's

    It's one thing for you to not partake. It's something wholly other for you to talk about how it's being shoved up your ass in a thread dedicated to a browser which is relying heavily on it as a feature.

    Do you see where I am coming from?

    In the words of the ancients, one should make his decision within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break through to the other side
  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    YaYa wrote: »
    anti-Facebook people just make me laugh and laugh and laaaauuuggghhh

    because their understandable social frustration fuels your unquenchable thirst for small scale misery?

    is that it, yaya

    is it!!

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Wimble wrote: »
    YaYa wrote: »
    anti-Facebook people just make me laugh and laugh and laaaauuuggghhh

    because their understandable social frustration fuels your unquenchable thirst for small scale misery?

    is that it, yaya

    is it!!

    when I saw The Social Network I just guffawed at Mark Zuckerberg's inability to talk to people

    shit was hysterical to me

    all gigglin' like a Adam West Batman villain at bro's lack of social skills

  • Fred Savage Power GloveFred Savage Power Glove Registered User
    edited November 2010
    YaYa wrote: »
    you're dumb, guy

    what the hell data do you even need to protect from mining?

    This is the fucking problem

    Who you are: your name, your friends, your interests, your activities... these are precious bits of information. They are some of the very few things in this world purely created by and controlled by you. By giving out that information to anyone -- Facebook, your mom, your friend etc. -- you're letting someone in at that precious bit of information because you're saying "hey, I trust you with this thing".

    I simply do not trust Facebook, Google et. al with that kind of information because 1) I'm not 100% on what they're doing with it and 2) in instances where I know what they're doing with it, I don't care for it. I loathe the idea of targeted advertising in general, which is the cash cow for these companies as they're basically selling blocks of advertisement against groups of people.

    Somewhere along the way of the last decade or so, this fact seems to have been completely forgotten. I used to be just like you, wondering aloud why anyone wouldn't want to be on Facebook. At 24 I feel like an old man yelling at kids to get off my lawn.

  • RubberACRubberAC Sidney BC!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    haha stupid

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  • DubhDubh BEST FRIENDS WITH FIRE Hudda!Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    such anger


  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    gonna go jack into the hivemind

    I use yahoos Ntranse mind-share brain browser

    what's that old dude yelling about over there

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  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    c'mon grandpa get back to fleshspace

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