Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Peeko Turns Webpages Into Chatrooms

Peeko is a Firefox extension that turns any page into a chatroom. Go on an URL and connect to see who's surfing the same site. While this might lead to frivolous discussions on Britney Spear's parenting skills, Peeko also has the potential to become a very valuable research tool. Textbook Revolution's online textbooks can turn into online discussions. Try Peeko next time you're on MotionMountain, IntroEcon, Light&Matter, the Physical Environment, or Wolfram's Mathworld. You might find a study partner. Also see Yakalike, a similar program.