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Flock

Friday, February 1st, 2008 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet
 
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Q:
Do you know anything about a new Web browser called Flock? If so, please scoop us on all the details!

A:
You know, I actually just heard about Flock the other day. I’m always looking for new Web browsers to use and when I heard there was a new one in town, I went and checked it out right away. And all I can say is, it’s amazing! First of all, Flock’s tag line is “The Social Web Browser” and let me tell you, they really hit the nail on the head with that one. There’s so much to go over, so without further ado, I present to you: Flock!

So, tell me, do you use such social networks as Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter and so on? If you do, Flock is going to be perfect for you! Basically, Flock’s mission is to bring all of your social networks right into your Web browser. With everything integrated together, you’re able to have a more fulfilled browsing experience. When using Flock, you’re able to stay connected and up to date with all of your favorite networks, as well as, browse the Internet just like you would with any other Web browser.

Here’s a direct quote from Flock’s Web site that sums their service up quite well: “When using Flock, people can easily discover, access, create and share videos, photos, blogs, feeds and comments across social communities, media providers and popular Web sites.” As you can see, you can do just a little bit of everything with Flock!

It’s no secret that everyone has their own preferences when it comes to the Web sites they enjoy, so the people at Flock wanted to give their users a more personal experience. Once you start using Flock, you’ll be in complete control of your favorite sites and you’ll be able to stay connected with all of them at once. For example, let’s say you’re an avid YouTube and Facebook user. You check those two Web sites everyday, no matter what. With that being said, wouldn’t it be easier to view both of those sites at the same time, all from the same place? Well, that’s what you can do with Flock! Yep, you just go to the Flock site instead and everything will be waiting for you there. How cool is that?!

Once you’re part of Flock, you’ll still be connected with all of your friends from your favorite networks and you can stay up to date on any changes that may occur. Flock also introduces an easy drag and drop method you can use to share photos, videos, text and favorite links with your friends. Flock gives you the power to “express yourself” any way you please! And as for constant updates, Flock will inform you when you have new messages or comments, when your friends post new photos or videos and when your favorite sites change their content. You won’t miss a thing!

Flock also comes with your very own Community, which includes a blog, a forum, information on how you can tell your friends about Flock, Flock Art and so on. There are also several extensions you can download for an even better browsing experience. Now, just for some extra information, Flock was founded in 2005 and they have offices in both Mountain View, CA and Victoria, British Columbia. They have close to 40 employees as well, which I thought was pretty cool!

Now, if you’d like to start using Flock, all you have to do is download it (it’s free!), which you can do right here. Flock works with Windows, Mac and Linux, so just choose your system and follow the download instructions. It’s a pretty quick download, so you won’t have to wait too long! One more thing: If you need any help along the way, just click on the Support link and you’ll find a Getting Started page, an FAQ section and a User’s Guide. So, if you would like an easier browsing experience, I urge you to try Flock. It truly is the “next big thing” when it comes to a Web browser. Check it out and join the Flock today!

~ Erin

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