Personal perspectives on information science, the evolving Internet, delivery of public services online, Web 2.0, the Web of Data, the Semantic Web, communities, folksonomies and more. With an emphasis upon convergence between some or all of the above, and a UK slant.
Flockis based upon the popularFirefoxbrowser, but adds a number of capabilities often mentioned in any discussion of 'Web 2.0'.
For example, it offers a basic blogging tool, integration with theFlickrphoto sharing service, and adel.icio.us-driven method of storing and sharing favourite sites that effectively replaces the standard browser's bookmark function.
These are all incremental improvements on the better browsers currently available, such as Firefox andSafari. I'm not sure it's a radical move forward (yet), though, and whilst it might replace my occasional uses of Firefox, I think I'll be sticking with Safari as my browser of choice for now.
For blogging,ectomeetsmyneeds better right now, and I still can't get comfortable with del.icio.us.
I'm not sure that the 'social' aspect of Web 2.0 isreallyadvanced by simply bolting these capabilities on top of a browser. To enable the conversation, something more fundamental is required, but I'm not yet sure what it will look like.
Still, Flock is a useful step forward, so take a look.