Saturday Geekpost, Part II--Flock

Saturday, November 19, 2005
Right after I posted that last post I happened to come across something immensely cool. Since it's a slow night I'll take the opportunity to hog all the bandwidth.

There's a new web browser called "Flock". You can download it here, but you should be warned that it's still beta software, i.e., not ready for prime time yet. Still it's so cool I had to mention it. Here's a screen shot.

Notice the tabs at the top.

Why do we care? Flock is a "social" browser. First, see that star at the top? Click that and the currently opened page will be put into your account, a kind of social bookmark service which allows you to access your bookmarks from any computer, work, home, laptop, or on the road, and allows other people to check out some of your bookmarks. See mine at

Second, if you click the fourth button over, the one that looks like a quill pen, you get a small separate window that allows you to create a blog post that goes directly onto YARGBY! You can be looking at one site while blogging about it in a separate window. I'm using it right now to write this post.

There are, as always, more features. I'm just getting started with it tonight. Read more about it here.