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Flock Browser - The Social Web Browser
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Published: 2008/08/08
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Is Flock the best Internet Browser to Download
Is Flock the best Internet Browser to Download
Published: 2008/06/02
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Flock - the web browser
Flock - the web browser
Published: 2007/12/19
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Flock Web Browser Speed Test
Flock Web Browser Speed Test
Published: 2009/08/10
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Getting Started with the Flock Browser
Getting Started with the Flock Browser
Published: 2008/05/14
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Flock Web Browser
Flock Web Browser
Published: 2009/08/22
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Getting Started with the Flock Browser
Getting Started with the Flock Browser
Published: 2008/04/21
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Flock Social Browser with MKBHD
Flock Social Browser with MKBHD
Published: 2010/12/02
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An internet browser called Flock
An internet browser called Flock
Published: 2009/03/28
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review of flock browser
review of flock browser
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The Joys Of Mac - Browsing with Flock
The Joys Of Mac - Browsing with Flock
Published: 2009/10/31
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Flock Browser Review
Flock Browser Review
Published: 2016/06/28
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Speed Up Flock Browser (also works with Mozilla Firefox)
Speed Up Flock Browser (also works with Mozilla Firefox)
Published: 2008/05/25
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Which is A Better Internet Brower? Flock, Mozilla Firefox, or Regular Internet Browser?
Which is A Better Internet Brower? Flock, Mozilla Firefox, or Regular Internet Browser?
Published: 2009/05/17
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Flock browser to be discontinued.
Flock browser to be discontinued.
Published: 2011/04/13
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Internet browsers: Flock
Internet browsers: Flock
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How to download Flock *DISCONTINUED*
How to download Flock *DISCONTINUED*
Published: 2009/02/27
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Software Review:  Flock Browser
Software Review: Flock Browser
Published: 2009/12/03
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AP Review: Flock and Rockmelt Browsers
AP Review: Flock and Rockmelt Browsers
Published: 2010/12/08
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How to Configure The Flock Browser
How to Configure The Flock Browser
Published: 2008/06/04
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Flock Social Browser
Flock Social Browser
Published: 2009/11/13
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Flock Browser Demo
Flock Browser Demo
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Flock - The Social Networkers
Flock - The Social Networkers' Web Browser !
Published: 2009/04/25
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Blogging with the Flock Browser
Blogging with the Flock Browser
Published: 2008/05/15
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Flock - The Social Web Browser
Flock - The Social Web Browser
Published: 2009/01/06
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Getting Social with the Flock Browser
Getting Social with the Flock Browser
Published: 2008/05/15
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How to Install the Flock Browser
How to Install the Flock Browser
Published: 2008/07/23
Channel: TDCabridged
Why You Need The Flock Browser
Why You Need The Flock Browser
Published: 2008/04/30
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Mac Web Browser Alternatives (MacMost Now 150)
Mac Web Browser Alternatives (MacMost Now 150)
Published: 2008/10/24
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Flock Review
Flock Review
Published: 2008/06/23
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Love Facebook/YouTube/Flicker? Flock - Social Web Browser
Love Facebook/YouTube/Flicker? Flock - Social Web Browser
Published: 2008/02/27
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Best Extensions For Flock
Best Extensions For Flock
Published: 2008/06/12
Channel: Ed Dale
Reading Feeds with the Flock Browser
Reading Feeds with the Flock Browser
Published: 2008/05/14
Channel: HowToFlock
Flock Setup
Flock Setup
Published: 2007/03/20
Channel: Thom Cochrane
Finding and Sharing Media with the Flock Browser
Finding and Sharing Media with the Flock Browser
Published: 2008/05/15
Channel: HowToFlock
Flock Web browser Youtube 500 interval glitch
Flock Web browser Youtube 500 interval glitch
Published: 2009/03/26
Channel: ComputerWhack
Flock
Flock
Published: 2007/11/10
Channel: Bwana McCall
Speeding Up Your Flock Browser
Speeding Up Your Flock Browser
Published: 2008/07/31
Channel: TDCabridged
How To Install Extensions in Flock
How To Install Extensions in Flock
Published: 2008/06/08
Channel: Ed Dale
How To Set Up Your Flock Browser
How To Set Up Your Flock Browser
Published: 2008/07/29
Channel: TDCabridged
Tutorial about increasing browser speed (wrks for mozilla & flock ) [HQ]
Tutorial about increasing browser speed (wrks for mozilla & flock ) [HQ]
Published: 2010/06/05
Channel: MRelecticart
Flock - The Social Media Browser
Flock - The Social Media Browser
Published: 2010/03/10
Channel: spiderworking
review of the flock browser
review of the flock browser
Published: 2009/10/20
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Flock Social Browser
Flock Social Browser
Published: 2013/09/17
Channel: Marco Beltrami
Flock 2.5 - FlockCast
Flock 2.5 - FlockCast
Published: 2009/05/19
Channel: HowToFlock
How To Download And Install Flock Browser For Windows 7/8.1/8/10/XP/Vista 2018 On Computer
How To Download And Install Flock Browser For Windows 7/8.1/8/10/XP/Vista 2018 On Computer
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: Chay Yanan
Uploading Photos with the Flock Browser
Uploading Photos with the Flock Browser
Published: 2008/05/14
Channel: HowToFlock
The Linux Foundation Video Site:: Flock
The Linux Foundation Video Site:: Flock
Published: 2009/05/25
Channel: The Linux Foundation
MySpace Help Video flock
MySpace Help Video flock
Published: 2007/07/16
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Flock
Flock icon.png
Flock 3.5.3 running on Windows 7 displaying its new tab page
Flock 3.5.3 running on Windows 7 displaying its new tab page
Developer(s) Flock, Inc.
Initial release April 11, 2005; 12 years ago (2005-04-11)[1]
Last release 3.5.3.4641 (February 1, 2011; 6 years ago (2011-02-01)) [±]
Preview release none (n/a) [±]
Development status Discontinued in April 2011[2]
Operating system Windows, OS X, Linux[3]
Available in Catalan, Chinese (both Traditional and Simplified), English (US, Australian, British, Canadian), Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal + African Portuguese Speaking Countries and Brazil), Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Latin American and Spain)
Type Web browser
Feed reader
License Freeware[4]
Website flock.com

Flock is a discontinued web browser that specialized in providing social networking and Web 2.0 facilities built into its user interface.[5] Earlier versions of Flock used the Gecko HTML rendering engine by Mozilla. Version 2.6.2, released on January 27, 2011, was the last version based on Mozilla Firefox.[6][7] Starting with version 3, Flock was based on Chromium and so used the WebKit rendering engine.[8][9] Flock was available as a free download, and supported Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and, at one time, Linux as well.

Support for Flock was discontinued in April 2011.[10][11]

History[edit]

Flock was the successor to Round Two, who raised money from Bessemer Venture Partners, Catamount Ventures, Shasta Ventures and other angel investors. Bart Decrem and Geoffrey Arone co-founded the company.[12] Flock raised $15 million in a fourth round of funding led by Fidelity Ventures on May 22, 2008, for an estimated total of $30 million, according to CNET. The company's previous investors, Bessemer Venture Partners, Catamount Ventures, and Shasta Ventures, also participated in the round.[13]

In January 2011, Flock Inc. was acquired by Zynga.[14] The browser has been discontinued, with support ending April 26, 2011.[15]

Features[edit]

Flock 2.5 integrated social networking and media services including MySpace,[16] Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Blogger, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, etc.[17] When logging into any of the supported social services, Flock could 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:

Reception[edit]

In December 2007, Flock won the Mashable Open Web Awards for Applications and Widgets[27] and in March 2008, Flock won the South By Southwest[28] Web Award for Community.[29]

CNET gave the Mac OS X version of Flock 1.0 the title of "Best Mac Software of 2007".[30] PC World's Harry McCracken reviewed Flock as his "New Favorite Web Browser".[31]

In February 2008, AOL announced that it would discontinue support for the Netscape browser, and recommended Flock and Firefox as alternative browsers to its userbase of Netscape 9 users.[32] For the Netscape 8 userbase, AOL recommended only the Flock browser to its users.[33] In March 2008, Flock announced that they had seen "nearly 3 million downloads" and a 135% increase in active users in the first two months of 2008. They also announced "more than 70 percent of Flock users making it their default browser of choice".[34]

In May 2008, Flock won the Social Networking category of the Webby Awards.[35][36] Flock was nominated for this award along with Facebook, Bebo and Ning.

When Flock's discontinuation was announced in April 2011, reviewer Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! offered the analysis: "Whether this was down to poor implementation design wise (one needs only glance at 'Rockmelt' for an example of a social browser done right) or just general apathy towards having alerts from twitter, flickr, facebook, digg et al. in your face all of the time is moot: Flock has flocked off and for all its innovation it never quite lived up to its own hype."[10]

Awards[edit]

Upon exiting beta, Flock won a number of awards:[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Festa, Paul (11 April 2005). "Start-up wants to improve on Firefox". CNET. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  2. ^ Flock website Retrieved April 11, 2011
  3. ^ "Flock Global Page". Softpedia. SoftNews. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Flock (Discontinued) 3.5.3.4641 / 2.6.1". Softpedia. SoftNews. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Flock Browser – Built on Mozilla's Firefox Archived March 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Flock 2.6.2 Release Notes". Flock. Archived from the original on February 22, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Powered by Mozilla". Flock. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved September 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ Iedtke, Michael (June 16, 2010). "Flock Browser Gets Faster, Friendlier With Upgrade". ABC. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c Wayner, Peter (October 19, 2010). "Top 10 specialty Web browsers you may have missed". InfoWorld. p. 2. Retrieved October 28, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b Sneddon, Joey (April 2011). "End of the line for Flock social browser". OMG Ubuntu. Retrieved April 15, 2011. 
  11. ^ Flock Inc (April 15, 2012). "Support for Flock browsers has been discontinued". Archived from the original on April 29, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  12. ^ Flock Browser - Company Info Archived March 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "Flock draws $15 million for social browsing". CNET. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  14. ^ Wasserman, Todd (2011-01-07). "Zynga Buys Social Web Browser Flock". Mashable. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  15. ^ Van Grove, Jennifer (2011-04-12). "Flock Shutters Social Web Browser". Mashable. 
  16. ^ a b Official release announcement on Shawn Harding's blog Archived October 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "Activate Services and Unite Your Social Networks in the People Sidebar". User guides. Flock. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved October 22, 2008. 
  18. ^ "Share Pictures, Text, Audio and Video". User guides. Flock. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  19. ^ "View and Share Media through the Media Bar". User guides. Flock. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  20. ^ "Track Feeds". User guides. Flock. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  21. ^ "Activate and Manage Blogs". User guides. Flock. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  22. ^ "Review: Strong, innovative Web browsers emerge". Associated Press. Archived from the original on June 28, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  23. ^ "Get or Build Add-ons for Flock". User guides. Flock. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  24. ^ a b c d "Flock's press". 
  25. ^ a b c "Flock Named As One of PC World's "100 Best Products of 2008"". Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  26. ^ "The 100 Best Products of 2008". PC World. Retrieved 2015-06-28. 
  27. ^ Adam Hirsch 86 (21 December 2007). "Open Web Awards Winners". Mashable.com. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  28. ^ Web Awards Archived March 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  29. ^ McCarthy, Caroline (11 March 2008). "Oh wait! SXSWi had Web Awards, too". News.com. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  30. ^ Parker, Jason (20 December 2007). "Best Mac Software of 2007". Download.com. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  31. ^ I Have A New Favorite Web Browser: Flock
  32. ^ "Netscape 9 Users: Time to Flock or Firefox". Blog.netscape.com. 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  33. ^ "Netscape 8 Update Forthcoming: You Can Flock Too!". Blog.netscape.com. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  34. ^ "Flock Browser Use Growing Dramatically". Reuters.com. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  35. ^ "2008 Webby Award Winners". Webbyawards.com. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  36. ^ Flock Wins a Webby Award for Best in Social Networking Archived May 10, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  37. ^ Michaels, Philip. "Eddy Winner: Flock 2.0". Macworld.com. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 

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