Here’s the number of posts tagged with “Flock” on Technorati for the past 90 days:
The 180-day chart looks even worse:
A spike is inevitable after a Techcrunch story (the June 13 Techcrunch post announcing Flock’s public beta is that big spike), so that’s a little misleading. Still, you would expect some increase if more and more people started using Flock. Does this mean Flock is not growing? It seems likely.
But it’s hard to verify, since Flock doesn’t even appear on most browser stats lists. I’m not sure if that’s because it reports itself as Firefox/Mozilla, or if it just isn’t well-used enough. There certainly aren’t a ton of bookmarks on del.ici.us tagged with Flock.
A couple of guesses:
- too many browsers out there already
- “alternative techstyle” people on PC go with Firefox
- “alternative techstyle” people on Mac go with Safari
- Flock has far fewer extensions than Firefox
- lack of knowledge about Flock
- Flock is slower than Firefox
Am I wrong? I hope so – I love Flock and find it saves me a ton of time. Let me know.[tags] flock, browser, growth, statistics, web2.0, firefox, safari [/tags]
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