What the Flock?

The Flock browser seems interesting but I get the impression that it’s pretty much failing.

There are important problems with using it with WordPress.com and Blogger that haven’t been fixed.

The traffic on the Flock forums does not seem commensurate with a very popular application.

I certainly wouldn’t be expecting a rapid update of Flock from being based on an earlier version of Firefox to Firefox 3 when it goes gold.  That would really hurt because the page zoom function in Firefox 3 will be so so nice on the many pages that have small letters and blank space on both sides.

So should one spend time using Flock or would it make more sense to keep fiddling with Firefox extensions and otherwise finetuning Firefox?


3 Responses to “What the Flock?”

  1. Evan Hamilton Says:

    Hey Sue,

    Glad to hear that you’re finding Flock interesting!

    We fully intend to update to the Firefox 3 codebase as quickly as possible once it is finished. It’s hard for us to estimate this time before their code is complete, but it will definitely be one of our top priorities. We’re fully committed to our browser and will continue to update and enhance it. You can find more info about what we’re working on at http://www.flock.com/blog


    Evan Hamilton
    Flock Community Ambassador
    evan at flock dot com

  2. Sue Baskerville (SuezanneCB) Says:

    For the record, I got a response to a question about getting WordPress and Blogger configured so that Flock would stop giving the annoying message it was giving – I think it might have stopped producing the annoying message about configuring an already configured blog.

    When I say it seems Flock may be failing I don’t mean technically, I mean in getting enough users to survive.

  3. Sue Baskerville (SuezanneCB) Says:

    Well, the advice I got about configuring Flock to work with this wordpress.com blog manually does not work.

    I’ve still got the “Configure your WordPress.com account in Flock to enjoy all the benefits of having WordPress.com services directly in your browser. You’ll need to log out and log in again to activate Flock’s advanced features” message.

    This is very annoying.

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