Flock. I remember that being the name of a browser that made using Flickr easier, wasn't it? Ok, I don't remember exactly what it was all about, but no matter what it used to be, it's now being dubbed "The Social Web Browser". And with SEO evolving and merging with social media so much these days, maybe it's time to switch to a browser that has a focus on social networking.
Staying connected with our social media friends and sharing with them across networks is a challenge, but Flock's aim it to make all of that easier. Here's a list of what Flock claims as its social networking features:
People in the browser
- Reach friends across multiple networks
- Stay fully connected, no matter where you are on the web
- Be the first to see changes in your universe
Drag and drop to easily share:
- Photos and Videos
- Favorite Links
Be informed when:
- Your friend post photos or videos
- You have new messages and site notifications
Like Firefox, there are lots of addons that can extend the browser's functionality, and I'm sure at least some of the existing SEO extensions for Firefox will work with Flock as well. Most Firefox extensions work with Flock (although not all do), but I'm sure there's at least a few SEO-related ones that will work.
I'm not sure I'm quite ready to wean myself off of Firefox, but I do plan to play with Flock in my free time (yeah, like there's so much of that), and I'll make a decision later on. Still, with the social scene being so important these days to our online efforts, it makes sense to use a tool that makes those connections as easy and seamless as possible.
If you've been using Flock, let us know what you think.
3 thoughts on “Is It Time To Switch To A Social Browser?”
I was using Flock a lot for a few months. They did make it really easy to use Flickr, and that was the main reason I was using it, but after a while, I started having withdrawal systems from not being able to use all of the plugins that I had gotten used to with Firefox.
I was using version .7 before, and now they are up to .9, soI suppose it’s time to give Flock another shot.
I’ve been using Flock on a Mac for the last year. The newest version has a busier interface than I like, but they did add some nice features.
I switched to Flock from Firefox after FF quit working for me. I have not had the same memory leakage issues I had with FF either. Many, but not all of the Firefox Plugins will work with Flock although I tend not to use many. I do like the fact that Google is not the default search engine (Yahoo is) and that you can add your own search engines plus change the default.
I don’t use the social aspects of Flock much but I like it and it is worth trying.
I downloaded Flock awhile ago, but haven’t really used it. I think I grabbed the download before I was interested in social media and so didn’t see a reason to switch.
The only thing preventing me from using it now is a reliance on a lit of Firefox plugins. I suppose I should see what will and won’t work with Flock and decide if the trade off is worth it.
I’ll probably stick with Firefox, because I do like it a lot, but I’m always open to new things so you never know,
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