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The 'Peanut' gallery on your phone
A new Israeli web browser seeks to revolutionize the way we interact online by allowing users to comment and share from any site.
The Peanut web browser, developed by an Israeli start-up company, seeks to revolutionize the World Wide Web by allowing users to tag friends, add ratings, and write comments on any site whatsoever.

 

 

The developers say the browser enriches online dialogue and experiences, adding new social and intellectual aspects. Using the browser creates an additional layer that works on any site.

 

Surfing the web and enjoying peanut.
Surfing the web and enjoying peanut.
 

 

Registration is done through Facebook, after which users can see the new layer, showing other users' comments. Peanut also allows tagging friends from Facebook, sharing a comment on Facebook, showing the number of likes each comment got on Peanut, receiving notifications about comments by top users, and user ratings for sites.

 

Peanut also offers the following features:

 

Trending – See the leading comments from around the web, access the site on which the comment appeared. This page is a personally designed feed – comments will appear preferentially, based on your network of friends, the people you follow, comments with many likes, comments by popular users, etc.

 

My Posts – An area collecting all comments made the user with a link to all the pages and the option to edit comments.

 

Notifications – A designated area for all the push notifications received, such as a friend joining Peanut, receiving likes, tags, and more.

 

 

 

Currently, users 'go on Facebook' but 'visit sites'. Peanut is bringing a revolution, and from now all over the web users are 'going on' sites and leaving their mark there."

 

Those behind the initiative are Ya'akov Goldenhirsch, 30, who has a master's degree in Business Administration from Bar Ilan University and Ya'akov Bergman, 30, who does product management and business development, and has created a number of initiatives to integrate haredim into the labor force.

 

"The idea of creating Peanut came from a small feeling of something missing," said Goldenhirsch. "In 2015 the presence of surfers is at its peak; I surf the internet and can't comment in every place on the net without going through the owners of the website."

 

The website is currently available to Android users only, but will soon hit the market for Iphone as well. Some NIS 500,000 has been invested in the project so far.

 

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