Trying out the new Flock browser for the first time — an offshoot of the Firefox project. Released in alpha (bugs thick enough to swat with a butterknife) for Linux, OS X and Windows just a few hours ago. Developers committed to not forking Firefox — we’ll see how successful they are (seems like we’ve heard that one before). Flock is aiming to be the first “Web 2.0” browser, with built in RSS, photo sharing, link tagging and blog posting. In fact, I’m using Flock’s built-in blog editor to post this. It’s no ecto, but nice to have posting factored directly into the browsing experience.