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Flock your web browser

You may still be using Internet Explorer, given all the choices out there. But why? You don't have to be dull and just browse web pages. There's more to the Internet such as blogging, sharing pictures and having a bit of fun.

While Mozilla Firefox is a great (and more secure) alternative to Internet Explorer, it adds to the experience with Extensions. These extensions can vary from weather and news feeds all the way to making web developers gleem while hacking away at the keyboard.

Enter Flock. To quote from their website:
Flock is an amazing new web browser that makes it easier to share media and
connect to other people online. Share photos, automatically stay up-to-date with
new content from your favorite sites, and search the Web with the most advanced
Search Toolbar available today.

It is based on the Mozilla Gecko engine and resembles Firefox on steroids, or (if you like) extensions such as The Coop.

I actually use Flock to seek enjoyment from the Internet, so while I'm browsing I can add a blog from the interface by copying and pasting text from Microsoft Word without loosing my formatting. I also have my Flickr collection awaiting updates while I trawl the Internet looking for more picks. Being serious every now and then, I do have links to a number of news RSS feeds.

There's more extensions available to increase the functionality further. So what you waiting for get rid of Internet Explorer, especially version 7 as it successfully crashes my PC, and get Flock.

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Evan said…
Thanks for the Flock love!

Flock on,

Evan Hamilton
Flock Community Ambassador

evan at flock dot com

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