updated 02:35 pm EDT, Wed August 6, 2008
Mozilla Aurora Concept
The Mozilla Foundation is investigating web browsers that would allow users to share websites and compare information in real time, Aurora, the concept would revolve around the notion of data and pages organized into cells, or clusters of relevant information. The approach would not only let individuals jump to similar pages covering a given subject but would also allow fellow users to compare information from their own cells in real time; an integrated messaging system would let users speak to each other without interrupting the primary view.
Aurora would also organize bookmarks in a 3D system potentially better-suited to cells and would also merge tasks from the main system into a dock-like interface.
The concept was originally designed by Adaptive Path and isn't immediately representative of Mozilla's future direction for Firefox but is likely to influence any future updates or replacements for the web browser. The organization already supports a more collaborative and social variant on Firefox known as Flock.