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Video: Skyfire Makes Your Browser Facebook Friendly

November 24, 2010 - Written By alicia gomez

Skyfire Browser, known as the browser that automatically detects video on a website and optimizes it for mobile viewing, has just been updated to version 3.o, dubbed “Facebook Edition.” Seeing as how Rockmelt has managed to make it cool to tie your browser to your social networks, it was only a matter of time before someone else tried to do the same.

Skyfire 3.0 aims to show you a more Facebook-friendly approach to the internet. If you are on a site, reading an interesting article and you want to “like” it or share it, you just click on the thumbs up button and select like or select share to send to Facebook. Not only are you able to share that article with your Facebook network but you can also view what other people on Facebook are sharing, including those you are friends with; a newsfeed, so to speak, for that particular website.

Another great feature is the ability to look at your FriendFeed from those that have posted any media including images, links, and videos. The address bar also does some interesting things. It can turn into a search bar and look for a search item in various ways. For example, you type in “Android 3.0”. You are given icons below the address bar to filter where the information is coming from. You can have it search through Google, as usual, or have it look through Facebook, twitter, videos, or even popular trends having to do with Android 3.0. This is certainly a great way of tying in to your social network through your browser. Of course, it is not obligatory to sign into Facebook in order to upgrade to this version.