This is a test. If this post is successfully published, it means I am currently using one of the most useful and complete web browsers of the Web 2.0 age.

Meet Flock. Flock brings together your online presence into one complete package. Using sidebars and widgets, flock connects you to your Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, Flickr, YouTube, Digg, Facebook, Picasa, Blogger.com, (etc., etc.) accounts and lets you access/use their features within one sleek interface. The actual core browser is powered by Mozilla, which means that if you know or use Firefox, Flock will feel very familiar.

Everyone’s been talking about Web 2.0, bringing the internet to life and exploring new possibilities with dynamic content and interaction. Well, here it is.

Blogged with the Flock Browser

2 thoughts on “Flock Test

  1. It’s unfortunate that after a full day’s use of Flock that I feel compelled to write such a follow up. For something that showed such promise and incited such a high level of “wow” in me, it quickly left me feeling tired. There’s simply too much going on. Too much stuff vying for the same attention in so little a space.

    I realized that all I really want out of a browser is to get to a web page and peruse it without other disctractions in the same real estate. No, I should have realized that my leanings towards simplicity would win out here. A great idea and attempt on the part of its developers, but ultimately, Flock isn’t the browser of choice for me.

    On the other hand, a very simple browser for Mac OS X which also provides a sleek visual tab feature is Shiira. If you use a Mac, I’d recommend at least giving it a shot. Here’s a screenshot.

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  2. I had a feeling that would happen. The winning solution to anything trying to capture our attention is simplicity. I too found that there was too much going on. “One Stop Shopping” for a resolution of 1440 x 900 can be a bit overwhelming. I found flock that way as well. I certainly understand where they are going, but yeah…it needs to be toned down a bit.

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