Blogger Web Comments for Firefox is a new FireFox (versions 1.5 and greater) extension released by Google, and developed by Glen Murphy, which shows you what bloggers around the world are saying about the current url you are viewing, using the indexs of Google’s Blog Search.
It was inspired by Aaron Boodman (well known for this work on GreaseMonkey), who cames across ( and was inspired by) comments I made in November 2004 on the old FalsePositives blog on blogger : Looking for FireFox / Mozilla extensions for Del.Icio.us and Technorati, about a system to find and display commentaries on the current web page, using the Technorati index. I also mentioned some other work done towards this in Illuminating the Web, with GreaseMonkey
Very Well Done Glen! The visual design of the extension is nice. However: the “add comments” allows you to add a post on your Blooger blog onl; and “1 of Many” is too cute, tell me how many, Give me “1 of 7”
Update: Technorati Niall Kennedy makes some good points in Technorati Web Comments for Firefox about how heavy handed Google’s terms of service for this extension is (and I can’t think of any FF extension that had any terms of service before). Yes, I would like to see the a Web Comments for Firefox with full support for the MetaWeblog API, so I could point it at the index of my choice.