Twitter is just another reason to use Flock

by Volker Weber


Twitter is just another reason to use Flock. You don't need a separate client, it's just there. And Flickr. And GMail. And Facebook. And YouTube. And a blog editor. And that is all much quicker than Firefox.


Firefox is very swift and responsive on Windows, but is getting slower with each version on Macintosh - a great shame, as it started out being really good. I fire it up just about three or four times a week these days, to test out websites, and almost every time it has to install some exciting new feature, or a security patch or something - it is turning inexorably into bloatware.

Flock is very interesting and as you say incorporates code for all sorts of Web2 elements, but that other Mozilla project Camino is just so much faster and more responsive than Firefox (never mind Safari) that I still tend to install it on any Mac I am asked to look at, of any generation.

Nick Daisley, 2008-03-22

i gave it a try today, with Ubuntu, and I have to say its quite nice. Doesn't work with my localized Facebook or my Google Mail with my Domainname (Google Apps) though...
i will stay with Firefox for now, maybe >1.1 will be better on that (read more flexible)

Samuel Orsenne, 2008-03-22

Never tried Flock before, but I like it a lot so far. That's on the MacBook Pro. Now to install and configure it on my secondary machine, the Ubuntu laptop. It's a beautiful thing when so much of your life is platform agnostic.

One minor gripe, though: having the Facebook and Twitter integration in the People sidebar is great, but it emphasizes the minor annoyance of people twittering INTO their Facebook statuses. I know why they do it, I've done it too, but in a perfect world I wouldn't have to read the same update twice. If we all used Flock, nobody would need to post the same update in both places. So let the Flocking commence, people!

Man, the bad puns just abound with that product name, don't they?

Rob McDonagh, 2008-03-22

Rob hit it, herein lies the issue with the multiple sites. I am guilty of feeding Facebook, but I don't like Facebook anymore or what it has to offer. So to keep those freinds that only use Facebook in the loop, I opt to post once and feed all.

I am looking at other streamlining measures and getting closer each day

Chris Miller, 2008-03-24

I had some problems using my Flickr account with flock. I was signed in and some seconds later flock forgot about the login.
I tried deleting the flickr related cookies and the account but it didn't work. After I switched the language of my flickr site from German to English and deleted the cookies and the account again, everything works fine.

Thomas Lang, 2008-03-27

I switched to Flock a while ago as well, due to vowe's advertising earlier. Firefox 3 beta is still way faster and uses less memory, but of course, it's only beta and I assume Flock will be based on the release version sooner or later.

However, since today (last usage on Friday), Flock doesn't recognize my Facebook login anymore. The side bar remains logged out and even if I sign on (again and again and...) using the button in the side bar, Flock still thinks I'm logged out. Even tried removing my Facebook account and readding it to Flock... Anyone else seeing this?

Ragnar Schierholz, 2008-03-31

No, still logged in.

Volker Weber, 2008-03-31

Actually, there seem to be some more users having the trouble. This twit suggests to manually update to Flock 1.1.1. Downloaded the binary, will try now...

Ragnar Schierholz, 2008-04-01

Updated, problem solved, happy flocker :-)

Ragnar Schierholz, 2008-04-01

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