Flock, the Web 2.0 Browser
Two years later Flock has yet to release a definitive 1.0 version of its browser. But the company is finally close, recently releasing a private beta of Version 1.0. While the Flock browser is still basically just an enhanced version of Firefox, it is definitely much more polished and functional. Rebranded as the Social Web browser rather than the Web 2.0 browser, it makes a bit more sense, as those who are heavy users of social networks such as Facebook will find the most value in Flock.
Like Firefox, Flock runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and much of the functionality is essentially identical to Firefoxs. Basically, Flock is a version of Firefox with specialized extensions and a customized social networking theme.
Much of Flocks core functionality runs in a left-hand sidebar and in a media bar that runs above the main browser screen. In the sidebar, I could log in to Facebook and see information on all my friends, including current status and shared media. If I clicked on their media link, Flock automatically loaded their shared images into the top media bar. I could drag and drop links and content directly onto a friend and access common Facebook features, such as a poke, directly from Flock.
In the media bar, I could access content from Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Photobucket and Truveo. Flock includes a clipboard feature that lets users drag and drop links and content to save or to use in blog posts. It also includes integration with tagging sites such as Ma.gnolia and Del.icio.us.
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