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shareaholic IE8Shareaholic one of the greatest Firefox addons (for people using social sharing services) announces that it will support Internet Explorer 8:

Similar to our Firefox add-on, Shareaholic Accelerator for IE8 enables you to quickly, and very easily share, bookmark, and e-mail web pages via a wide array of your favorite web 2.0 social networking, bookmarking, blogging, and e-mail services from Internet Explorer 8.

Right-click anywhere on a page to call up the accelerator and you've got instant access to popular sharing options like Digg, Delicious, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Twitter, and Yahoo Buzz. The email option is equipped to send via GMail, your default desktop mail app, or Buzzster. Clicking the related link will send you to OneRiot to see who else is talking about the page.

Jay from Shareaholic shared a few words about the development process, saying:

"It was quite easy to develop for IE8. Took us less than a week to go from nothing developed to keynote ready [and the] Ie8 team was great to work with. In the past developers have tended to stay away from IE because of the complexity involved with creating addons for it. Accelerators in IE8 make it much easier."

Shareaholic Accelerator is now also available at the official IE8 Addons Directory!