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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Flock: The New Browser is Here to Wow You

Flock has arrived, creators of the Flock Browser expect a flock of people to jump right on board. The browser is free and built on the gnu free source format. For those of you not savvy with this, it means that it is free and will collaborate with many to make this the best browser available. If you have been to Wiki encyclopedia, you can see how free sourcing works.

Now, how is Flock going entice you? Features you have not seen before will be it cornerstone like social web browsing. Here is what Business Week had to say about it:

"The most innovative thing about Flock is that it's trying to do away with the notion of "browsing." Co-founder and Marketing Vice-President Geoffrey Arone says the term is an increasingly irrelevant description of what people do online. Essentially, Flock's software is intended to serve less as a window into static Web content than as a customizable conduit for participatory Web services, from Flickr to to the collaborative online encyclopedia Wikipedia."

Personally, I haven't quite flocked to flock, but I do plan to take a hard look at it. Here is their website.


At 10:48 PM, Blogger thebluestbutterfly said...

How is it on security???....that is why I switched to another browser-I kept getting virused/hijacked with Internet Explorer and MSN.

At 11:05 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Thank you for the comment. I know exactly what you mean. And that is a good question. Flock is still in the Beta stage, but they foresee a million people using it in one year.

To be honest, I don't know. In the past when new browsers came out like Netscape, it operated pretty immune to viruses etc. But then, those that are intent on finding ways to hijack you always seem to find a way.

For bloggers it is promising great tools. One thing they are offering is the ability to format links from the browser window. So lets say, if you go to a site, and you want to do a link on your post, it will be like cut and pasting.

There are going to be bugs with the beta version. I do plan on trying it, but I am going to wait a bit before jumping right in. But it if can make my tasks of being a blogger easier, the prospect of their platform may draw me in.


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