Mozilla is to incorporate social networking features into its open-source Firefox web browser. Details on The Coop were published on Mozilla's blog , showing many of the features are similar to those of social networking browser Flock , which is also built on Mozilla.
For example, The Coop even displays a Flock screenshot on its wiki page listing information about the product. It states the design "will likely resemble [ex-Flock staff] Chris Messina's mock-up for 'People in the Browser', with a horizontal bar containing avatars for a user's friends, and icons overlaid on those avatars to indicate the presence of new content".
Using The Coop, Firefox users can 'subscribe' to friends via the browser, bringing those contacts into a sidebar. The contacts can share (send and receive) content and web links with you.
The contacts will feature any uploaded web content by them - Flickr photo feeds, updated MySpace/Facebook pages, YouTube favourites, del.icio.us tags and blog entries, for example. Sharing content is easy; you simply drag and drop content on the person's display image.