Thursday, April 14, 2011

social browser flock is dead

Flock was the first social browser.It started its journey in 2004 but it was never that much popular.Not even amongst the linux users who tends to be the pioneer as far as internet services are concerned.It is not that social browser concept itself is not popular.Rockmelt is one such example which proves that if you do it correctly,you will survive.Flock has done something wrong and now the project is finished.From coming 26th April,there will be no more update,services.
From their FAQ,
The Flock team joined Zynga in January, 2011 and is now working to assist Zynga in achieving their goal of building the most fun, social games available to anyone, anytime — on any platform. Flock will no longer be actively maintained, which means you can keep using the product, but key features will stop working after 4/26/11 and over time the browser will no longer be secure as software updates and upgrades will no longer be provided.
Please keep one minute silence-if not for the browser,definitely for the concept.