I’ve been experimenting with the Flock browser of late.

Flock bills itself as the social web browser and is built on Mozilla’s firefox codebase.

It integrates social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Blogger, etc. so that when you log into to any of these sites, Flock automatically activates these services within it’s features.

Flock allows media sharing via drag and drop, photo uploading, and a built-in blog editor for posting from anywhere on the web.

I’m still exploring it and am not yet using it to it’s full capacity as, according to wikipedia it also has the following built in functions…

The current
1.1 Release has the following features:
Flock’s custom homepage, “My World”, tells you when your friends have new updates, photos and videos and when you have new feeds. My World gives quick access to your recently visited favorite sites as well.

Bookmarks, in addition to being saved offline, can be replaced with del.icio.us or ma.gnolia. When a bookmark (known as a favorite) is added, it is added to the user’s account.

Favorites can be tagged

A favorites and history section are integrated into the favorites manager

Built-in full-text search using Clucene. Search as you type for pages in the cache

Technorati tagging

Blog Editor with WYSIWYG mode and offline writing capability that can post to Blogger, Blogsome, Xanga, LiveJournal, Typepad, WordPress and some Self-Hosted blogs.

News aggregator

Drag-and-drop” capability and a clipboard like feature known as the “Web Clipboard.”

Media Mini Bar, allows you to search, stream, view, share and subscribe to content off of YouTube, Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa Web Albums, Facebook and Truveo.

Built in Photo Uploader, to submit content to Flickr, Facebook, Picasa Web Albums and Photobucket

Webmail feature that integrates with Yahoo! Mail and Gmail. Icon glows when you have new messages, dropdown menu shows you what’s new, and mailto: links are sent to your chosen webmail account.

And so far I think its very useable –

I like having twitter & facebook always displayed in a left hand menu type bar

I’ve changed the default search engine from Yahoo to Google

Wonder if I can *accidentally* install it at work?