Flock: Sporting New Feathers

Ok, so maybe it’s not THAT new, but it’s new to me because I haven’t played with Flock since version 0.0001 beta. Apparently, I got Joey hooked on Digsby. Not sure why he likes it so much. Now I have another thing to introduce to him.

Joey, meet Flock: the social web browser.

Flock

Not sure why I decided to have another looksy, but I’m glad I did. Essentially, it’s a tricked out version of Firefox that gives you quick access to most of your social networks like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, webmail, Picasa, you name it, it’s there.

There’s an integrated RSS reader and blog publisher too (although I don’t like to use it because I can’t, or haven’t figured out how to, upload images onto my server with that tool).

Many of the Firefox extensions seem to work, which is the only reason why I’m willing to give it a test drive.

Is anyone else using it or giving it a go?

Get Flock

City!N launches in China

City!N (read CityIN), is a new China-based social networking site that launched earlier this month.

An article at VentureBeat explains why it’s a bit different from Facebook.

Users create profiles where they explain their interests such as favorite movies, cars, or celebrities. They rate items and then the site recommends other people in the same local areas who have similar interests.

Currently, the site is only in Chinese, but they plan to expand to English language support at some point in the future.

Forget MySpace, Check out Virb

After my summer project last year, my team coerced me into get a Facebook.  I feel so old there, but it’s been helpful in keeping me in touch with people.  Good thing I never got into myspace or Friendster.  I really don’t care about those things.  But Virb looks neat, so I gave it a try.  This may be the next new thing in social networking.  It shouldn’t be a problem signing up on the site, but I’ve got 100 invites if anyone wants one.  Leave a comment with your name and email.