“For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.”  -Alice Kahn

Today I would just like to post a short review on the new Flock browser by Mozilla.  I don’t think it’s really new, but I first heard about it on Sunday, so it’s new to me.  At first, Flock is simply a browser that you can browse the Internet on, but it goes so much further.  Upon my first startup I was asked to enter in my login information to my e-mail accounts, plus popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, You Tube, Flickr…. and many other sites that I hadn’t even heard of.

After logging in to all these sites and importing my RSS feed into Flock, I was ready to rock n’ roll.  No matter what I am reading on the Internet, there is a toolbar in the upper-left portiion that has icons for my social networking sites, media, RSS, and e-mail.  Every time I get a new message or addition to my RSS feed, the corresponding icon glows.

In other words, I don’t check my e-mail anymore.  My e-mail tells me when I have a new message.  I can recieve e-mail and other messages in real time!

That’s the best part about Flock.  I’m able to act much more quickly to those I communicate with, so my life is made easier in making life easier for the people I correspond with.  Not to mention that they have a blog editor.  In fact, at the bottom of this post you will see that I am writing this review using Flock.

I’m not really the best reviewer, but I wanted to sing the praises of this new browser upon my initial reaction.  Plus, I had been getting really deep lately, so I wanted to come back to the little things that make life worth living.

I have no idea who Alice Kahn is, but she’s dead on.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do a technology review in a blog about always enjoying life, but a new internet browser definitely falls under the category of small things that make life worth living.  You wouldn’t be reading this if it wasn’t for  the Internet, so a new browser is definitely something I can grateful for.  I have recently gotten active on Twitter, and would have not discovered the Flock browser had it not been for one tweet.  Don’t get me started on the usefulness of Twitter (but you can follow me at @zellerbrook!).

Always Enjoy Life,
Zach Ellerbrook

Blogged with the Flock Browser