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New web browsers as life portals | September 29, 2008

I was a little skeptical when I first heard about Flock, the new social web browser. “Social” is one of those buzz words that gets thrown in front of everything to make it sound new or different. But, curious as I am, I downloaded Flock and tested it out for a week. I have not looked back since.

Flock is a bloggers best friend. It is also my new favorite resource. The people at Flock have finally achieved what so many companies are racing to develop: a social aggregator on steroids. This browser connects to all of your accounts, from Facebook to Flickr to twitter to your blog, creating a customizable¬† experience that spans across one’s entire life online.

The sidebars allow you to easily drag and drop media into a clipboard, blog post, friend’s profile, Flickr stream, email or away status. Bloggers can publish posts without ever having to navigate off a page. Very cool. Not perfect, and I am sure it will be improved upon. But it represents a good evolution and redefinition of the web browser. Sorry Firefox, I’m sold.

Blogged with the Flock Browser
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