Flock Folds

Netstat -vat by Sean Michael Kerner (bio)

A command line view of IT

I’ve never been a fan of Flock, the ‘social’ web browser. Personally, I’ve long argued that Flock is little more than an overlay.

At first Flock was an overlay of social add-ons to Firefox, then it moved to Chrome.

Now it’s moving to the graveyard of bad ideas.

Zynga acquired Flock at the beginning of this year. What was the point of acquiring Flock to only shut it down 100 days later?

“Support for Flock browsers will be discontinued as of April 26th, 2011,” The Flock site states. “We would like to thank our loyal users around the world for their support, and we encourage the Flock community to migrate in the coming weeks to one of the recommended web browsers.”

So wait, why is Flock being shut down?

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