In our quest to make the web a more social place, we have had the pleasure of meeting several Wikipedians. These volunteers spend a lot of their time keeping one of humanity's most valuable projects running. They also need to communicate and coordinate with each other at times. This has proven to be somewhat clunky nowadays editing every page’s talk section.
This is one of the reasons that has led us to create Metachat, a Chrome extension to communicate on every page of the web.
Open a chat room on any page of Wikipedia
After installing and registering (pseudonymously), open any page on Wikipedia or any public page on the web for that matter. You’ll see a blue button in the top right corner that you can click to open a chat room for that specific page. You can use this to talk with other people on the same page.
Label any page with public tags, called “marks"
Add one or more “marks” to any page. These are tags that are shared with everyone. You can use this to organize and retrieve your pages and make public collections of links. Anyone can see your marks and you can see anyone else’s marks.
An overview where it all comes together
Open a new tab to see all of the conversations, marks, and a stream of recommendations for new pages that might be interesting to you.
Update your profile with a picture and bio
Click your profile to update it with a little bit of information about yourself.
You can download Metachat here.