Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.
This is a great tool to have on hand if your curiosity gets the best of you while browsing. It allows you to quickly perform a search on a name or keyword without missing a beat.
Who Is This Person's unobtrusive user interface is easily accessed from a context menu. Simply highlight a name or keyword within a Web page, right-click, and select from a list of popular search sites, such as Wikipedia, Facebook, Google News, and Technorati. Searches were quick and didn't interfere with browsing.
While we don't really have any complaints, it would be nice if this add-on would allow users to add their own Web sites to the list. If you're not a frequent user of the available search Web sites, then Who Is This Person might not appeal to you. If you like the idea of searching on the fly, though, this tool is simple enough for anyone to use, takes up few system resources, and comes at no cost.
Highlight any name on a Web page and see matching information from Wink, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, Facebook, Google News, Technorati, Yahoo Person Search, Spock, WikiYou, ZoomInfo, IMDB, and MySpace.