Others Online is a Firefox extension designed with your safety and privacy in mind.
Real people. Online now. Relevant to you. Discover people relevant to your Web browsing and other interests, on every page you visit, while you're signed in. See what you have in common, their blog or Web site, and online status -- even chat or email users privately. The more you use the toolbar, the more you find in common with others -- and the more traffic you earn to your site!
Here are some key features of "Others Online":
· Identity protection -- You can be anyone you want to be, and you only need a username and password to use the service. The only personally identifiable information we ask for is your email address, but at no time do we reveal it.
· Chat and Email -- we broker all communications so that your personal IM and email address is not revealed. When a user "chats you up", we show you the interests you have in common, and you may "block" users at any time.
· Blocking users -- once you "block" a user, you will no longer see each other's profiles, nor will they be able to communicate with you.
· Favorites -- Have a favorite user? Add them to your favorites list and they'll always be there (regardless of matching interests).
· Tabs -- We use tabs to show you people with shared interests globally and locally (within 50 miles of you). Very soon we'll add tabs to show you people within your favorite online communities, such as MySpace, Bebo, LiveJournal, etc. We'll even let users define their own tabs!
· Sign in/out -- When you're signed in, you see others and they see you, but only when your interests match. When you sign out, you're "offline" and the toolbar stops all interaction with our server.
· Firefox: 1.5 – 2.0.0.*