AN ENGINEER at Youtube, Slave Jovanovski, has written a Google Chrome web browser extension that will automatically fetch your Youtube activity streams.
When a new event, like a Youtube friend uploading or commenting on a video takes place, the extension will notify you and provide details about the activity, as well as links to view the video.
Jeff Posnick of the Youtube API team said that users will have control over what types of activities they will be notified about and how frequently they'd like the extension to check for updates.
The source code has been released as part of an open source project and Google hopes that it will inspire other developers to work on it.
Google is doing a lot lately to make sure that Chrome emphasises its social notworking side. It seems that everyone wants a piece of the fad with mobile phones and software emphasising the fact that you can share your doings with your mates.
We, however, still prefer the older interactive method of talking with our friends. µ