Ever felt that the title of bookmarks should be more lively, just like the pages themselves? Microsummaries are just that.
I just hit upon this wonderful feature when I was reading my feeds.
The idea behind Microsummaries is to have some service in the browser periodically fetch the most important content in a page and then use this as the page title.
Some places where this is useful is stock quotes, front page news stories etc.
Here's a screenshot:
I tried to create a Summary bookmark, which fetches the most recent bookmarks from the del.icio.us RSS feed. Although I expected it to work, it didn't. 🙁 Firebug showed an exception everytime the back-end service was called. The browser is still in the Alpha release, so I am pretty confident the feature will be better when the browser is released.
There are a host of other new features in the next version of Firefox, but what I am specially interested in, is the Places system of bookmarking (scheduled to be released with version 3).
Bookmarking is indeed undergoing a revolution in the way they are used in the browser!