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NewsForge: A First Look at the Flock Social Browser

Nov 20, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"One of the nice things about open source software is that it gives developers the ability to reuse and re-purpose code. Take, for example, the Flock Web browser, recently released as a pre-beta developer preview based on the Firefox code base. Flock sports a layout similar to Firefox, with a navigation toolbar, bookmark toolbar, a search tabbed interface, and so forth. But it has been dubbed a 'social browser' because it integrates with weblogs, photo and bookmark sharing, and other 'social' services on the Web.

"Many people are using del.icio.us to manage their bookmarks. While del.icio.us makes it easy to get to your bookmarks from any computer, it doesn't integrate well with the bookmark functions in Firefox or other browsers..."

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