I’ve just downloaded Flock to take part in the 30-day challenge. I’ve tried it once in the past and wasn’t terribly impressed by it. The reason being is that Flock is designed around the principles of the “social web”. You know, Web 2.0, social bookmarking, FRIENDS! All that sort of thing. Well, I work from home on my computer. I have no friends! And I don’t really think that if I threw a party, any of those 100 or so hotties that call themselves my friend on myspace would actually show up. Yes, I know that they’re all lonely housewives with stripper good looks and THEY approached ME. But I digress…
Oh yea, did I mention that I’m writing this directly from the browser? No big deal, except that I’m using part of the Flock interface and I’m not even online at the moment. Pretty cool, but not life-changing. Although, once I’ve set up all my blog accounts, I can write all my posts while I’m on the train, then upload them as soon as I get a signal. No more going to each site, finding my hidden wp-admin directories, remembering the password, clicking through the admin. This actually saves valuable seconds. And in the course of a year it could save me minutes…even hours! Hours that could be spent cleaning up all the dead animals that the cats are now bringing in. (I just found the head that belonged to the rabbit that was “delivered” two days ago)
Back to Flock. One thing that scared me a bit when installing Flock was that I wasn’t asked anything about my Firefox extensions. No extensions, no Flock. It’s as simple as that. But luckily, since the two browsers are built from the same engine, it supports most of them. And in my case, all of them. Where would I be without the Web Developer extension. Out of a job, that’s where!
Anyhow, I hope to bring more valuable insight to this “Firefox killer” in the future.
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