Firefox-based Browser Flock Grows in Popularity among Facebook Users
Article by George Norman
On 09 Dec 2009
You may already be familiar with the most popular browsers out there - like Mozilla’s Firefox, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari. For the internet user that puts social networking above all else there is Flock. Flock is built on the Firefox codebase, but it puts a spin on the classical browser tale by addressing the user’s social networking needs.

Since we’re talking about social networking, it is inevitable that we mention Facebook. According to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, there are now about 350 million Facebook users out there. And now we tie in this Facebook side note with the Flock browser: Flock’s total unique users on Facebook topped the 3 million mark.

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Back in October we reported that Flock's total number of unique users on Facebook is of 2 million. In little over a month, that number has grown by 50%, reaching the 3 million mark. That is an impressive growth, I have to say. But wait, it gets better. Do you know how much Flock has grown in 2009? According to VP of Business Development and Marketing with Flock, Dan Burkhart, Flock has grown 475%.

“We’re delighted with this recent growth and validation from millions of people. We’re also looking forward to 2010 with a great deal of hope and anticipation because we’ve been working on a new Flock experience that we believe is going to blow you away. We’ll start sharing more about the next version of Flock in the New Year,” said Burkhart.

The latest version of the socially oriented browser Flock is version 2.5. It comes with the following new features:
- You can read Twitter replies in the Flock sidebar and you can save Twitter searches. The sidebar also provides the option to reply to various tweets and click on any link provided in a tweet.
- Twitter Search support added to MyWorld.
- Use Facebook Chat no matter what web page you visit.
- Drag and drop content (videos, photos, URLs) to share it.
The longer presentation of Flock 2.5 is available here.

If you would like to get Flock 2.5, a download location is available here.




Tags: Flock, Browser, Facebook, Popularity
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