Although privacy is taken seriously by the company, Facebook is still dealing with many privacy issues. The browser can be yours by connecting with Facebook and asking Rockmelt for an invite (Note: you must have a Facebook account to get Rockmelt). Once you ‘ask for an invite’ you will receive a message that your space is reserved and you will receive your invite in due time.
We should not mention Rockmelt without reminding readers of Flock, the first true social media browser. Flock continues to improve on its media full-featured browser. As it has been out and gaining more members it has had the chance to upgrade to version 3.0, with a more robust set of features. One note to Mac OSX users: you will have to wait until Flock 3 comes out, as it will be compatible with OSX. Check it out more information and videos at www.flock.com
Finally, to up the ante on both of these media browsers, announced just last week, Mozilla has entered the media browser battle with F1. F1 adds to Mozilla’s current browser a more unobtrusive “media palette”. Basically, F1 adds accounts from Gmail, Facebook and Twitter, and would have added an account for Yahoo; however, Yahoo requires a capcha which adds an extra step, and would clash with Mozilla’s use of the OAuth authentication standard (see OAuth on Wikipedia). For more information and videos on F1, please navigate to Mozilla F1's website.
Well, that’s it for today. Stay tuned next Tuesday for more tech revelations.