We are releasing an exciting update to GetGlue addons for Firefox and Chrome today. When you update you will be able to enjoy Glue not only on popular sites, but also on search pages, blogs and any web page that links to Amazon, IMDB, Last.fm, Wikipedia and dozens of other popular sites.
First, try this interactive demo. Mouse over the little [G] icon in front of the links below:
Here is how it works: Glue checks links on the page you are visit and when it recognizes a book, a movie, an album, a star or a topic it inserts a small gray [G] icon next to the link. When you hover over the icon you will see Glue Tip packed with conversations, previews, pictures, videos, trailers, ratings, reviews and more.
Say you go over to Cinematical blog to read the review of Cop Out. The review mentions many other movies and also links to movie stars, including Bruce Willis. If you want to find out more about him, just mouse over the Glue icon. Instantly, you will see the actor’s picture, a short bio, popularity, friends and other Glue users who checked out this actor around the web.
You can also watch videos with Bruce Willis, flip through his pictures, share the link with your Twitter and Facebook friends, or click to the actor’s page on Wikipedia and IMDB. What is neat is that you can do all of this without leaving the page you’re on.
This experience is the same for all types of objects that Glue knows about. When you see the little Glue icon next to books, movies, music albums, topics - just mouse over to get the tip with the information specific to this object. For books, you can get a preview, Amazon reviews and links to this book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s and dozens of other book sites. For movies, you can instantly watch the trailer, add to your Netflix queue and see the Rotten Tomatoes summary.
Whenever you mouse over a link to a recording artist or an album you can watch a music clip or flip through artists pictures. You can also do the same for general topics. For example, if you see a link to Picasso on Wikipedia, you can mouse over to get the videos about him as well as images with the samples of his work.
What is particularly neat is that you can see your friends around books, movies, music, etc. Glue pulls together all your friends who visited this around the web so that you can know what they think. To join the conversation on GetGlue.com, click on the roll of faces or ‘Discuss This’ link in the main tab of the tip.
You can also use the tip to rate the object or to save it to your GetGlue profile. The rating options appear beneath the thumb. You can quickly click the Like button or select other choices from the pull down.
Glue for links is particularly useful on the search pages. When you see Glue icons appear on Google, Bing and Yahoo! search pages, instead of clicking through to the page, you can mouse over Glue icon and instantly get all the information you need, without clicking through to the page. This will save you a ton of time and clicks on the back button.