Flock advertises itself as a “social browser,” meaning that the application plays nicely with popular web services like Flickr, Technorati and del.icio.us. Flock also features widely compliant WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop blogging tools. The browser even promises to detect and authenticate all those user accounts automatically. It’s a clear attempt to be the browser of choice for the Web 2.0 user.
If you’ve read Tim Berners-Lee’s book Weaving the Web then you know that his original vision of the Web was much more “Web 2.0″ than what actually emerged in the early days. He thought that every browser would also be a tool for seamless content creation. Flock appears to be the first major rethinking of the browser experience since the emergence of the read/write Web. I can’t wait to take it for a test drive. Anybody got an invite to share?