Get the Flock out

I downloaded Flock, the “Social Browser”, last night and have been playing with it a bit to see how it works. In terms of being a “social” browser, it definitely is that, with the blogging, photo uploading, RSS feeds and other social network plug-ins incorporated directly in to the browser.

On the other hand, I haven’t really found anything that I don’t already have, either through a Firefox extension, or with Windows Live Writer. I’m not going to use it as my main browser, it’s not as good as Firefox for that.

It might make for a decent second browser option though. One that has the handful of social networking sites I keep track of as the home tabs, that I can pop open when I want to take a quick look at those sites, and leave open to keep an eye on things like Twitter, while still doing the main browsing in Firefox without worrying about those sites interfering with that.

Of course, when I’m doing that, it really does help to have dual monitors. 🙂

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  1. Hey Mike,

    Thanks for trying Flock! Glad to hear some features caught your fancy.

    Can I ask why Flock doesn’t work as your main browser? We’re built on the Firefox 2.0 architecture, so I’m wondering what we’re lacking that they have. Would be very helpful to know what feels inadequate to you.

    I hope you’ll keep an eye on Flock over the next few months, we have a number of exciting innovations and releases planned, and we will be hitting our 1.0 later this year.

    Flock on,

    Evan Hamilton
    Flock Community Ambassador

    evan at flock dot com

  2. Evan,

    Mostly it has to do with the fact that my install of firefox is so tricked out with extensions and Greasemonkey scripts, that I don’t really want to spend the time trying to replicate that with Flock. 😉

    Basically, my main browser ain’t broke, why fix it?

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