Encyclopedia Britannica Chrome Extension

Encyclopedia Britannica has created an extension for Chrome.

The new search product, “Britannica Insights,” is a Chrome extension that will take information from the encyclopedia and populate it on the sidebar “snippet” of a Google search results page. The snippet is a welcomed resource in most cases when it comes to simple, factual questions that aren’t involved in emotionally charged rhetoric. How far away is the Earth from the Sun? When does the new Mario Tennis come out? Do dogs sweat? The information is fast, accessible, and usually correct. It’s these snippets that also inform 80 percent of Google Home search results. Britannica Insights doesn’t replace Google’s snippet; it just provides its own results next to Google’s.

I’m using it. So far, I like it. It provides you with a snippet and also allows you to look a bit deeper into a subject too. That’s a decent thing for the internet to do.