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Blogging from Flock

If there is one thing in the world that bugs me more than pop-up ads, annoying sounds in ads, and installers, it is internet hype.  Hype is what the internet is about this year, from myspace and the facebook to AJAX and now Flock, based on the opensource Firefox.  Flock is part of the Web 2.0 hype, in which everyone is socially connected through everything on the internet, with such overrated tools like Flickr and del.icio.us.  I am trying out the built in blogging function in the browser. I really don’t see what’s so great about the hype surrounding Flock.  If I want people to see my bookmarks, they can go to my site.  If I want people to view my photos, I will not direct them to the hyped Flickr, which in my opinion lowers the quality of the images, but instead I will direct them to my gallery that uses the excellent beta version of Plogger.  Yes kids, the word of the day is hype, and that is exactly what Flock and everything Web 2.0 is. The blogging utility isn’t even that great, with no way to assign a post to a specific category or multiple categories. It does let you add technorati tags, but that is not shocking, as Technorati is a Web 2.0 service. While Flock uses Web 2.0 apps heavily, it lacks some common sense Web 1.0 functionality.

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