Google Sidewiki Lets Users Comment on Any Web Page

by admin September 24, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Google just keeps rolling out new products and features, and snatching up companies. Last week, it launched a new way to view news with Fast Flip. Then the Goog bought reCAPTCHA, a company that provides anti-spam and fraud services for Web sites. Just yesterday, it updated Google Sync to provide push e-mail service for smart phones. Now, before we’ve even had a chance to properly digest, Google is already unveiling another new tool called Sidewiki.

Available through the Google Toolbar, Sidewiki allows users to post and read comments about any Web site, or even attach the comments to specific content on a Web page. The comments will appear in a sidebar in the browser alongside the Web page (check out the video after the break). The hope is that visitors will use their expertise and knowledge to add valuable information to existing content on Web sites.

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