I’ve been using the Flock browser since last fall. I thought it was a neat idea to combine a bunch of social platforms into the browser experience. Even if they didn’t always pull it off (see here and here), it was (and remains) a worthy goal.
Now, however, Firefox has their Version 3 release candidate out, and I’m switching. Why? Speed. FF3 is so much faster than Flock, especially in AJAX operations, there’s no justification for sticking with Flock.
Add to that the comment I heard at the May STS meeting, that spam-worthy AdUUp had signed a search deal with Flock, and I’ve lost some of the love for what was once my main squeeze.
The door’s not shut completely, but it’s closing fast.