Mozilla Popcorn Maker lets you add social feeds, photos, maps, and even Wikipedia links to web content.

Despite the interactive nature of the web, video remains little more than glorified television in your browser — a passive experience in the midst of an otherwise interactive online world. Mozilla has released Popcorn Maker 1.0, the company’s mashup-creating, video-editing utility for the web. Popcorn Maker makes it easy to pull just about any content on the web into a video container you can then republish as new interactive content.

A Sunday post on the Mozilla Hacks blog explains in more detail how the new tool works. In essence, Popcorn Maker is an HTML5 Web app for combining Web media with images, text, maps, and other dynamic web content. Once created, such videos are hosted by Popcorn Maker as simple HTML pages in the cloud that can be shared or embedded in blogs or other sites. Every remix created through Popcorn Maker also provides a “Remix” button of its own, allowing anyone watching to become a creator themselves by using the current remix as a basis for their own video.

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