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Home Page: http://flock.com/

Flock is a web browser built on Mozilla’s Firefox codebase that specializes in providing social networking and Web 2.0 facilities built into its user interface. The Flock browser is available as a free download, and supports Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms.

General Associations
Mozilla (2), browser (1), firefox (8), social networking (16), social networks (4), web 2.0 (3), web browser (1)

Cost

Flock is freeware.

Features

Flock 2.5 integrates social networking and media services including MySpace,Facebook,YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Blogger, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, etc. Notably, when logging into any of the supported social services, Flock can track updates from friends: profiles, uploaded photos, and more. Flock’s latest 2.5 version added Twitter Search functionality, multi-casting of status updates to multiple services, and the introduction of instant messaging via Facebook Chat in the browser.

 

Other features include:

* Native sharing of text, links, photos and videos

* A “Media Bar” showing preview of online videos and photos as well as subscription to photo and video feeds

* A feed reader supporting Atom, RSS, and Media RSS feeds

* A blog editor and reader, allowing direct posting into any designated blog

* A Webkit-mail component allowing users to check supported web-based email off site, compose new messages, and drag-and-drop pictures and videos from the “Media Bar” or webclipboard into a new email message

* Support for third-party add-ons, including a number of Firefox extensions.

Interface Languages
Catalan (3), Chinese (6), English (416), Finnish (5), French (18), German (19), Hungarian (4), Italian (12), Japanese (11), Polish (6), Russian (7), Slovakian (3), Spanish (15)

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