Web 2.0 goes Live

A small team of developers in California has launched a cutting-edge Firefox-based Web browser dubbed Flock, which integrates next-generation Web technologies such as RSS content feeds, blogs and bookmark and photo sharing.

The browser's new features are based on new Web technologies,that has come to be known as Web 2.0.

The team of developers was spearheaded by Bart Decrem, who is well known in the open-source community due to his involvement in the Mozilla Foundation.

The traditional Web browser bookmarks menu has been replaced in favour of close integration with del.icio.us, an online service that allows bookmarks to be stored and shared with other users. Flock includes a built-in RSS reader, this allows a user to read all of their blogs in one place, without separately navigating to each one, Flock is the first to integrate this into a Web browser, it also facilitates blogging by the user with a "Create a blog post" button located in the main navigation bar that integrates on a drag-and-drop level with Flickr. Flock intergrates with Wordpress, Six Apart and Blogger.

This browser is a developer preview and that there are still plenty of bugs.

Flock is available for download for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms from http://www.flock.com/developer/

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