I recently came across a very cool feature over at ninemsn.com called the Flock. The minute I saw it I thought “I want one of those for this site.”, but alas it is not to be. Not yet anyway. It seems to be proprietary software but hopefully some smart people will com up with a similar plug-in for WordPress (the software that this blog runs on). Will they be able to match the humor side of it though? What is the humor side of it? Just replace the word Flock with a similar sounding four letter word and you will see. Puerile, I know.
Anyway, over at ninemsn at the bottom of articles you are given the option to Flock it! It is a type of recommendation, like Digg but this seems to be for internal use only. I have included an image below where you can see some of the uses of the word Flock. You can’t tell me that it is unintentional.
- The Flock. What is this? [What the Flock is this?]
- You are now a Mother Flocker
- Would you like to become a Mother Flocker?
- Make me a Mother Flocker.
- This article has been Flocked 10 times.
While I wouldn’t say it was Flocking funny, it is quite amusing and I image that whoever suggested these phrases was just Flocking around and probably never meant for them to be used. I also imagine that when some boss figures out the double entendres they may be flocked.
No t-shirt’s this time. Sorry.