At Rachel’s suggestion, I decided to go ahead and download Flock, a new “social” web browser that goes beyond the regular protocols and travels that extra mile to consolidate a given user’s social networking universe together into a single all-in-one browsing environment. And to that end, it’s proven incredibly impressive and useful; one can incorporate most all Web 2.0 gems into their browser and connect that much quicker and easier.

Drag-and-drop file sharing, embedded blogging tool (which I’m trying out right now), and media searching/browsing capabilities the likes of which I’ve never seen. As I told her, I don’t think I really realized how much Microsoft had been dropping the ball until I decided to give Flock a try. I mean, I’ve never had any issue with IE, and haven’t so much as batted an eye in the direction of Firefox or anything else. But Flock is very impressive, and seemingly poised to make a huge dent in Intertubular browsing.

I think even users that don’t have all the social networks would benefit from the browser – it’s very simple to use. My only peeves so far? I think they might as well incorporate Myspace as well, seeing as they have most everything else. And so far it seems as though Flock doesn’t mix with Yahoo! Games. I generally play games there to kill time, and a few attempts at a couple of favourites were met with failure. Is this a Javascript support issue? Hmm…

Blogged with Flock

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    My name is Bobby.

    I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things.

    I write occasionally for Smashing Magazine and the London Community News online, and weekly for Interrobang, the student voice newspaper at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

    I've also been published by the Canadian University Press.
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