Firefox 3.0beta2 (update)

Quick correction to my previous post about Firefox 3.0beta2.

I mentioned I missed “Open Long URL”, which would let you paste a long URL and unwrap it before it loads.  This is now part of the main address bar, so an extension is no longer needed.


Firefox appears to be entirely Vista compatible too, which is also a nice bonus.

Firefox 3.0beta2

Firefox 3.0beta2 has just been released, and first impression, and a first impression, it’s pretty sweet.  Substantially faster, although the available extensions aren’t quite up to spec yet.

AdBlock works, that’s a must-have. Open Long Url 0.2.3 and Auto Copy 0.6.4 are both surprisingly minor things, but I miss them more then I’d have expected.

Web Developer 1.1.4 is tough to live without, but that developer doesn’t release prior to public release, so I’ll just have to live without it, at least for now.

All in all, if you’re willing to risk a beta, I’d highly recommend it. Grab yourself a copy of Password Exporter 1.0.6 to export your saved passwords, and save your bookmarks.html file too, of course.

Oh yeah? Well why don’t you go Google yourself?

Googling Oneself Is More Popular says Wired…

In a report Sunday, the Pew Internet and American Life Project said 47 percent of U.S. adult Internet users have looked for information about themselves through Google or another search engine.

Also interesting in the article, it mentions

Pew also found that teens were more likely than adults to restrict who can see their profiles at an online hangout like Facebook or News Corp.’s MySpace, contrary to conventional wisdom.

That’s not a bad thing, in my books. However, I think the article misunderstands why,

“Teens are more comfortable with the applications in some ways, (but) I also think they have their parents and teachers telling them to be very careful about what they post and who they share it with,” Madden said.

I wonder if this isn’t less due to the possible risk of strangers identifying them, and more due to teachers, parents, and simply a matter of clique behaviour. Remember, teenagers are immortal, so internet perverts are something that happens to someone else.