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Where bloggers Flock

I’m creating this test post using the new open source Flock browser. I was listening to an offshoot podcast of Leo Laporte’s This Week in Tech, titled Inside the Net. Episode 6 featured Chris Messina, one of Flock’s founders.

Flock seems to be the browser targeted towards online guys and gals who enjoy online publishing – blogs, photo uploading, and creating RSS favorites and bookmarks via

So I downloaded the bugger and decided to give it a try. There’s not much I see from face value that could attribute to the death of Firefox. In fact, Flock seems to be nothing more than a Firefox mod.

Right now, I’m just having fun with the blogging tool – I was able to upload my WP blog settings into Flock and I can easily post stuff using a Blog This function similar to what we see in Blogspot. I am able to add tags to my post as well as Categories (which are miraculously synched from my categories page in WordPress).

Flickr Photo

The top bar of the blogging tool allows me to search for a user from Flickr, view his or her photos and link them to my post. In this case, I’ve chosen my photos and used one of them above. Coolness!

In the next few weeks, devs and third party dudes will be uploading more and more plugins. I’ve barely had time to experiement with this thing that I might have overlooked a WP plugin for uploading pictures.

Hope you guys could download it and give it a shot.

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By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

6 replies on “Where bloggers Flock”

really? people get mixed feedback. the browser never crashed on me before but i did experience WP blogging problems – other people never did.

well, shady. but its stil beta so i hope things can only get better.

who! let me take a look. im currently exploring using the ATOM based Writely and Protopage. have you heard of those?

experienced some errors posting because flock couldnt find the server – apparently it was a bug. my entry was posted 10 times since i kept on trying to repost the same thing over and over.

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