NewsForge: A First Look at the Flock Social Browser
Nov 20, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."