Google has launched Sidewiki, a browser sidebar that lets you contribute and read information alongside any web page. The new feature, launched on September 23, allows readers to contribute expert insights, access helpful tips on browsing, ask questions and build community. Site owners are provided with the capacity to interact with users, editing and responding in a way that evokes the new technology being made available through Google Wave. To access the SideWiki feature download the Google toolbar with Sidewiki, online at www.google.com/sidewiki. You’re welcome to play with the feature on the sidebar I’ve inserted to the left of this post.
The promotional video for Google Sidewiki shows the toolbar feature in action on the Whitehouse blog, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rhode Island School of Design, the US Agricultural Marketing Service, and the US Department of Energy.
Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)