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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Flock to this

Killer Buzz Flocks to New Browser
Flock advertises itself as a 'social browser,' meaning that the application plays nicely with popular web services like Flickr, Technorati and del.icio.us. Flock also features widely compliant WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop blogging tools. The browser even promises to detect and authenticate all those user accounts automatically. It's a clear attempt to be the browser of choice for the Web 2.0 user.

seems to be the hottest thing since gmail invites. "hey buddy, can you spare an invite?"

So Decrem and his team set out to build a web browser especially designed for what they call the "social web." They changed the name to Flock.

They credit Dave Sifry with the following analogy: The original Web experience, dubbed Web 1.0, is like a library, where a surfer can go places and find things. But the newer Web 2.0 goes beyond that, and includes interaction, a two-way web, where there are on-going events and connections between people, sharing of information, and general talking back to the Web. The trick is "how to re-engineer the client of the Web to maximize that experience," Decrem says. Flock's VP of marketing, Geoffrey Arone, said the company is obsessed with streamlining the experience. They've got eight employees.

The thinking goes, Firefox can't react as nimbly because it is serving something like 70 million users and busy poaching Internet Explorer users.

We first saw a mention of Flock here

via snuggles via wired news via other techies

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