The me:// protocol and Firefox
In 2010 even the small kids know Internet is a very large space of bytes. I am browsing it every day like billions of people, but I am using only a little part of it as user and contributor.
My Internet is exactly the part I am using from the biggest Internet. What am I expecting from a new generation of browser? The answer is … to support me:// protocol.
Of course this protocol doesn’t exist and will never exist, but this protocol gives you an idea what I am expecting a browser to do.
I am not interested in Bookmarks
Let me first ask you a question. How often do you bookmark some stuff? OK, how often do you visit this websites later? See?
Right now I have more than 200 bookmarks, with tags and categories and I visit the bookmarks that are visible on my bookmark sidebar. Why? Because I don’t need them actually. Yes it is true. If I need something I will search for it, instead of using a bookmark. It is easy and I know I will find what I need faster than browsing bookmarks. Fact!
A browser must know what I want to visit.
No, I am not talking about AI. A new generation browser must remember what and when I visit and to suggest me an option. For example, I am reading every day news from a couple of websites and yes I am reading it at a particular time frame (9-10 in the morning).
What I expect from a browser is, if the time is 9.15 and I am opening my browser, to see several news websites links to choose from. Something like that:
Yes. I prefer to use a search engine to find what I need, but the browser must remember what I am searching for and when and if the next time I do the same search, the browser should display a message that I have made this search 2 weeks ago and I have visit those sites:
This is the new generation bookmark for me. Of course I will have history of my searches and visit sites linked to them.
My Internet are not only the websites, but my mail and my schedule. I am expecting my browser to show me information of some linked products like Sunbird and Thunderbird, something like that: