Friday, October 28, 2005

Flock the what?

So I'm writing this post in a new type of web browser called Flock. It's build on top of Firefox but it's not meant to compete with Firefox, because it take a completely different approach to the web. Most web browsers let you view stuff other people have written.Flickr Photo If you want to do somthing interactive like blogging, using flickr, using and stuff like that you have to use a rather clunchy online interface, unless you download some special add on stuff. For example, if you want to upload pictures to Flickr you have to pick each file individually form your computer and then hit upload unless you download the flickr uploader. In which case it works a lot better but you have to open up another program. Another example is Blogger, you have to use their somewhat useful formating tools to write a blog post, unless you download the Microsoft Word plug in, in which case you have to switch to another program to blog.Well here is where Flock comes in. It is integrated with several web 2.0 companies: Blogger, Wordpress, Flickr, and others. Right now its "somewhere between alpha and beta" and will crash rather frequently but the idea is really cool. The interface I'm using right now is defiantly the best I've seen for adding pictures from flickr to your post. I'll let you know more after I've played around with it some more.
P.S. It defianlty has its downsides right now though, for example there is no spell check, so I'm sure this post is littered with errors.

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