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  • Firefox: from node browser to web browser
    o Firefox browses nodes, the individual pages that make up the web, not the web of interconnected pages.  Extending Firefox with network analysis and visualziation features will reveal the connective structure of the web.
  • Short Description

o Firefox is a node browser, not a web browser: it displays only the individual page, not the web of interconnected pages.  To make the network structure of the web and other Internet resources and social media visible requires several extensions: a network canvass, layout engines for web graphs, scalable network metrics calculators, network storage, and web crawling features.

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Several additional features and services are necessary to expand the focus of the Firefox browser to include the web of pages around a single web page.

  1. FAQ: Okay, now you have our attention. Now, tell us more. What's the opportunity or problem that your idea involves. Is there something unique about your approach or solution? This section will be the main text that the drumbeat community will see in your project profile, so tell us why its exciting and how it can help the world.
  • How will your idea make the web better?
    o "Explain how your idea will make the web more open, participatory, safe, or more innovative.
    The web is improved when people can notice it and its structure.  Changes in the nature of the web are often invisible even for interested and engaged Internet users because the browser does not support the display of the webs of connections needed to create most pages, let alone the mesh of linked sites and pages that connect from them.
  1. FAQ: For something to be a part of Drumbeat, one of its outcomes has to be that it makes the web better. That's a pretty broad bit of criteria to fit into. What we're looking for are ideas that keep the web open, make it easier for people to participate online, help people be safe and respects their rights. If your idea helps make the web more like that, then tell us how
  • Tags
    o "A couple of keywords that describe your project."
    Social network, network analysis, visualization, web, graph, metrics, node browser, HTML5, canvas,
  1. FAQ: Keep it simple and use general terms. For example: privacy, education, standards


  • Image or Logo
    o "Associate an image or logo with your project to help others recognize it."
    + FAQ: Already have your own logo or image? Start building your project's brand and add it to your submission. delineate pixel limit, format type here.
    # (Upload from computer form)
  • Video or Presentation Slides
    o "Bring your project pitch to life with a short video describing your project. This a great way to let people know who you are and what your project is about."
    + FAQ: Have a video or slide presentation about your idea? Share a link to it here. delineate time limit here.
    # (Link to presentation form)