I’ve just downloaded and installed the latest version of Flock – and boy am I impressed! Flock is a free web browser that makes it easier than ever to share photos, stay up-to-date with news from your favorite sites, and search the Web. The download and installation went like a dream – importing all of my favourites and cookies from my existing browser, and taking me through a simple set-up that links with my flickr, del.icio.us and blog accounts.
Once loaded I could then set up the newsfeeds that I regularly look at simply by dragging and dropping the RSS link from the feeder site. This is where I became seriously impressed – the newsfeeds open in a browser window, with a panel below each thus:
If you click on the “blog” selection it will automatically upload that feed to appear as an entry on your own blog! Now that’s nice.
This is another advance in the idea of a browser being the aggregator for a Personal Learning Environment – and it’s only in Beta 0.7 release!