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Which Social Browser Do You Use?

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Marques recently did a screencast to talk about the new RockMelt browser. This week, he’s showing off another social browser alternative – the newest version of Flock.

Flock pulls all of your favorite people, places and content together in a convenient view and delivers a more personal experience of the web, where its users are more easily connected to what’s important to them.

There are many improvements over the last Flock version, including:

  • chrome 5 merge (many crash fixes, better extension handling, improved performance)
  • more HTML5 support (Geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets, and file drag-and-drop, improved crash handling)
  • expanded favorites management (bulk delete, tagging, public/private)
  • foreign characters can be used in tags, user names and Explore searches
  • increased performance and stability of Groups page
  • editable retweets (by default RTs are ‘new’ style, but as soon as you drop your cursor in and edit they become ‘old school’ RTs)

Are you using a social browser? Which one do you prefer – and why?

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How Will RockMelt Change the Way You Browse?

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Marques is back with another screencast. This time, he’s taking a close look at the hot new RockMelt browser. If you’re a social media addict who cannot get enough of your Facebook and Twitter streams, you’re going to want to pay close attention.

RockMelt takes a whole new approach to sharing within a web browser. You’ll be asked to log in with your Facebook and Twitter accounts during setup. There are places to share photos, videos and links quickly and easily. You have a place to update your status without having to use a third-party application or having to head to either Facebook or Twitter.

Read the updates and check out the media that all of your friends are sending. You can stay on whatever website you’re currently reading and still take the time to pay attention to the friends and family who matter most to you.

Sharing hot news stories is simple. While you have any web page open, simply click the share button and tell RockMelt which of your social sites you want the link sent to. Add a short message of your own to explain the link and you’re done. There’s nothing to copy and paste… there’s nothing to log into.

If you’re a social media addict, this may just be the browser for you. It’s fast as heck, being based on the Chromium build. RockMelt receives a perfect 100 out of 100 on the Acid 3 test! It’s available for any platform you may be on, and is simple to use.

Thanks, Marques, for an excellent screencast.

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New RockMelt Social Browser Changes the Way You Surf

There’s a new kid in town, and this one may just be the one you’ve been waiting for. If you’re a social creature online, the new RockMelt browser is going to be a game changer for you. Built from Chromium, it’s fast, secure and stable. However, it also adds in all of the things that you have been needing without even knowing it.

A browser can – and should – be about more than just navigating the Web. The official release states that “The browser connects you to your world. Why not build your world right into your browser?” Building the world into it is exactly what they have done. You can now chat, share media and see status updates from your friends in real-time – no matter what website you are on. You don’t have to go to Facebook’s site to see what’s going on there, and you don’t have to fire up a third-party program such as Seesmic or TweetDeck.

Sharing things you come across has never been easier. You won’t need to pull up said Twitter application or copy and paste a link. The browser has a “Share It” button baked in next to the URL bar. If you want to share the site or story you are viewing, just click that share button and it’s finished. Tell the browser upon setup what site you want to share things on, and let it do the work for you.

Because RockMelt is the first browser you log into, it unlocks your Web experience with your Facebook friends, your feeds, your favorite services, even your bookmarks and preferences. RockMelt is also the first browser to be fully backed by the cloud. This means you can access your personal browsing experience from anywhere, and you get quick updates from the people and sites that are important to you.

Behind the scenes, RockMelt is always working on your behalf. Do you visit the same site 10 times a day, checking for new posts or updates? Well, RockMelt keeps track of all your favorite sites for you, alerting you when a new story comes out, a friend posts new pictures, or a new video is available. And when you open a RockMelt feed, the content is already waiting for you. You can Like, comment, reply, retweet, share – all the actions you’ve come to expect from each service you follow.

While this browser will be excellent for many of you, there is an entire large sector who is already complaining loudly. Robert Scoble, for instance, feels that they have not yet nailed it completely. Social media sites have radically changed the way he lives his life, as it has mine – and likely yours. He wants a browser that integrates things such as Plancast and Foodspotting into his browser. This hasn’t happened so far, and it remains to be seen if RockMelt will bring that to the table in the future.

Have you taken RockMelt for a drive yet? What are your thoughts so far?