I just came across a great quote that pretty much sums up my thoughts about “web 2.0” and how it relates to Flock:
Maybe Iâ€™m just confused, but isnâ€™t the whole point of Web 2.0 is the browser is not the platform but the internet is? Doesnâ€™t this kind of defeat the point? Isnâ€™t the web supposed to be about enabling this kind of functionality dynamically as part of a site/destination/service rather than the browser?
As far as I can tell flock is saying, â€œHey, we took this web services and microformats and put them in the browser instead of having people put them on sites you visit.” Sounds like they built walls instead of tearing them down. Either way itâ€™s all irrelevant unless they have a business model that works. There is no such thing as it relates to the browser business. Browsers are free and if they donâ€™t meet your needs they can be re-created easily with custom functionality using mozilla code or simpler methods such as hta files for people who appreciate MS tech (search for mybrowse.hta).
From my new best friend Jake Lockley and his comment at WeBreakStuff.
Dead horse officially beaten 🙂