Buzzword 2.0

The BBC have been carrying a story today on the rise of Web 2.0 and Flock, to tie in with a report on this evening’s Newsnight (the report can be seen on the Newsnight website for the next twenty-four hours). I can’t say that I’m too impressed. I’ve tried Flock (see my earlier comments), and have found it to be a generally unimpressive experience, in that it doesn’t add any significantly new additional browser functionality that was not already available as extensions to Firefox. Given that Flock is probably about 98+% Firefox in terms of lines of code, this doesn’t… Read More »Buzzword 2.0

Flocking together

got to this before I did – the first public beta of the Flock browser has now been released. It’s a Firefox variant that integrates del.icio.us social bookmarks and blogging more tightly into the browser, but I can’t help but feel a little underwhelmed by it. It is slick, even for a beta, but much of the functionality has already been present in the form of Firefox extensions: The Shelf is equivalent to the Scrapbook extension There are at least two extensions which integrate del.icio.us into Firefox’s bookmarks There are already blogging extensions, albeit not one which is properly cross-service… Read More »Flocking together