Flock advertises itself as a “social browser,” meaning that the application plays nicely with popular web services like Flickr, Technorati and del.icio.us. According to Wired, 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.
So far, bloggers everywhere love it… Roland Tanglao exclaimed how he was blown away during a Flock demo at OSCON 2005. Drag and drop blogging – drag text from a blog post and it automatically creates a cite tag with a link to the original post and the quoted text is indented using a blockquote tag, drag and drop Flickr photos, as well as future features like having del.icio.us as your bookmarks (goodbye to useless local bookmarks).
I can’t find many screenshots of Flock, so if you see any, do let me know. For now you can sign up on their homepage for beta invites.