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Virtual World in Your Browser

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RocketOn is social networking from a browser plugin, you can visit sites and collect cool virtual items. Mashable said it Rocked in their article My Journey as a ROCKETON Avatar Rocked, but DarkReading found the twist.

In the article Free Virtual Goodies at Price of Privacy they expand on that. Naturally RocketOn are currently in Alpha, so bugs are to be expected, but this is different. It’s the Alexa Toolbar on acid, and it’s a brilliant marketing concept, except for the tracking cookies, possible bugs and viruses, and the privacy concerns.

Other companies with the same idea are Weblin and PMOG. That’s why I run my browsers in Sandboxie.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 15, 2008 at 6:48 am

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