Twitter just announced a Twitter enhanced Firefox. It lets you type @nelson in the address bar to go to my Twitter account or type #twitter to search for the #twitter hashtag.

You can do this in Google Chrome too.

  1. Click the Wrench icon
  2. Choose Options
  3. Click "Manage search engines"
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the list to add entries
  5. Add a search engine named "Twitter people", Keyword "@", and URL
  6. Add a search engine named "Twitter hashtag", Keyword "#", and URL
Now type @ nelson in the Chrome address bar and voila! You go to my Twitter account. Or type # twitter to see tweets with the twitter hashtag. Note the space is necessary; not sure it's possible to eliminate that.

The steps up above are awfully manual but work fine. There's probably a way to automate this installation in Chrome; I know there's a discovery protocol for websites to automatically add suggested searches.

Another option is the TwitterBounced extension.
  2011-06-01 18:14 Z