Wednesday, January 28, 2009

There may still be hope for the technologically challenged...






Musings of a Housewife
is hosting a bloggy carnival this week that I just had to join. What I've learned this week. Because I have something of value to share with you all.

I am hopelessy technologically inept. In addition, I am somewhat resistant to change. So although I heard about the FLOCK browser, I was already happy with my personalized Firefox browser. Remember, the technology learning curve is, for me, pretty steep. So learning about Firefox additions and extensions and finding and adding what I liked, bookmarking my special hangouts on the web and setting up my iGoogle page took a LOT of work. When somethings not broke, why fix it?

My husband installed the FLOCK browser on his computer and urged me to look at it. "I think you'll like it." He knows me so well. But I was resistant.

At a friends house the other night though, we were having what was supposed to be a scrapping get-together, but since I don't scrap, I brought my laptop and we had a wireless Facebook signup party instead. It was way fun. I noticed my girlfriend had the FLOCK browser on her computer so I asked her about it. After she showed me some of the features, I decided to download it.

Oh friends, what this browser can do!! All the social networks I am a part of are aggregated right in my people bar. That's right. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Digg (which I joined, but never really fully used) and more, all accessible, all at the same time. Media streams are integrated as well. Flicker, YouTube, Picasa, Photbucket all searchable from a little button always available on your toolbar. All my feeds, both blogs I MUST read and my favorite RSS news feeds are instantly available in the MY WORLD tab.

Have a look at the social capabilities.

Getting Social with the Flock 1.2 Browser:

Blogging with Blogger can be such a chore in the blogger editor, especially trying o place/embed media. With FLOCK, it is SOOO easy. I LOVE the clipboard and drag and drop feature.

Blogging with the Flock 1.2 Browser:

But wait! There's MORE!! Do I sound like a late night infomercial? A very cool feature to me is that FLOCK is built on the Firefox platform, so all those apps and extensions that I had been using previously that I so didn't want to part with? They can all by used with FLOCK too!!

Are you ready? Wondering if it will work for you? Here's how to get started. Have a look. I have a feeling you will see the potential right away.

Getting Started with the Flock Browser:

Let me know if you decided to give it a try. The more I use it, the better I like it. That's sayin something for the technologically challenged gal that I am. =)


Blogged with the Flock Browser

6 comments:

Kellie said...

HI there!

I am totally going to look in to FLOCK! I use blogger and facebook, so I think it will be worth a good look over!

Also, I read you bio. You and I are a lot alike...We love our husbands, coffee, chocolate, reading, Jesus, and our homeschoolers...so fun!

Greg C said...

I will give it a look see myself. I need to teach my wife some of this stuff because she is always having to ask me or the boys how to get to places on the computer.

tinabea said...

I feel so proud...lol We need more non-scrapbooking laptop nights!

fortyb4forty said...

I am getting to check this out as soon as I can.
Also, you won my giveaway. I didn't have your email so if you'll email me at
fortyb4forty@gmail.com
I'll get your prize in the mail.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Wow, that looks cool, but honestly, like you, I'm quite resistant to change. But you're inspiring me. :-) Thanks for sharing!

Renae said...

Ah! Not another computer app. I'll have to look into it. Thanks for the infomercial.