I got pinged by a friend this morning to check out Mahalo’s new Firefox extension called Mahalo Follow. Pretty interesting. I installed it and started cruising around the net. Now showing me other sites that are relevant is nothing new but Mahalo Follow takes a different approach and shows me sites that are relevant based on the context of the page… Not just the domain.
For instance as you can see in this screen shot with seomoz it shows me sites its targeting for “SEO”. Also you have the option to recommend the site or not and even to randomly hit other Mahalo sites. I think this is a big social piece that I thought Mahalo was missing. I wish they would let you easily comment on the sites but that maybe coming in the future.
Another example I stumbled upon (no pun intended) was when I was visiting my favorite ringtone website (that I also own) and looked for Linkin Park Ringtones it shows me relevant Linkin Park sites including information about there newest album, lyrics, and even pages with there latest videos:
I think college students and people doing research online will find this kind of tool very useful.