Some of the top web browsers available today are Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, and Mozilla Firefox. Along with these browsers include: Opera , Safari, and Lynx. With all of these web browsers for surfing the Internet, do we need yet another web browser? Yes we do!
What the Flock?
Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce…Flock! Many browsers have come, and many have gone, and throughout them all each web browser has had it’s own features that made each one unique. Flock has many innovative features such as integrated blog posting, online bookmark sharing, and a convenient RSS reader.
network of your choice. Although there are a limited number of As blogging is still becoming more popular for creating websites, content, and sharing information; Flock has integrated this ability into it’s interface. By clicking on a button on the main navigation bar, you can instantly create a new blog post and then send it to your blog Flock is compatible with, it is hopeful that someone will create a standard blogging protocol that will enable people to use a universal method to post to virtually any blog system.
Flock has also created the ability to post blogs and photos directly to Flickr. Flickr is a photo blogging website that uses Web 2.0 concepts to post photos, photo albums, and share them with friends and family. Flock has done an outstanding job at integrated with Flickr by providing drag and drop capabilities to upload and share your photos.
Flock the News
Flock has also provided the ability to subscribe to RSS feeds. This provides a very convenient way to access the information you need, directly in the browser, without visiting multiple sites to get ths information. News, blogs, and other syndicated information websites use RSS to separate content from websites and share it with other websites, and media outlets.
Flock has fixed the problem of bookmarking! One of the problems of previous web browsers was with bookmarking websites. If you have ever created a bookmark to a website you liked, moved to another computer in your house or somewhere else, and then tried to find that same bookmark, you’ve probably noticed that it’s not there anymore. That because most browsers save website bookmarks in a file on your computer’s hard drive. If you wanted to use that bookmark on another computer, you would have to find the website and then create another bookmark for that computer.
To fix this problem, Flock has integrated with the popular service called del.icio.us . del.icio.us is an online service that allows you to create and share website bookmarks online. Flock allows you to create bookmarks on del.icio.us and then edit, organize, and share them with others. If you move to another computer, or even use another web browser, just log into del.icio.us to access your bookmarks.
Overall Flock has numerous features that use the intuitive technology expected out of the concept of Web 2.0 by moving users closer to the freedom of using desktop applications on the internet. Although Flock is now available for preview, it is still in development, and is not yet secure enough to be recommended as your main web browser. Flock is a welcomed addition to the growing population of web browsers and will definitely make other web browsers try to keep up.