I’ll admit it: I hadn’t heard of Fark.com until this app popped up in our mailbox. Apparently I’m out of the loop—Fark is one of the top 100 English-language sites on the web, if you rank by viewer count. Head over to Fark.com and you’ll see a list of news headlines from other websites, submitted by the Fark community and hand-picked by its moderators for being weird, funny, and generally absurd. The links also come with Fark headlines. Here’s a few examples:
From the Boston Globe: Before 1938 you would never read a sentence like “I ate a cheeseburger on the expressway going to see my senile grandmother mud-wrestle in her nylons with a thermonuclear-war obsessed photojournalist”
From Yahoo! News: ‘Yeild to bikes’ street signs removed in Nevada
From the Boston Herald: Employees don’t get full pay due to budget cuts, file grievance, win $30 million back pay, learn they won’t get back pay for 18 months due to budget cuts
You get the idea.
Co-developed with the Fark.com team, the Fark Not News app is designed for browsing Fark.com’s rich trove of “not-news” stories. (Its name is taken from the slogan, “It’s not news, it’s Fark.”) The app lets you scroll through Fark’s various tabs and supports complete Favorites syncing, portrait and landscape views, and viewing comments on an article. It also includes the “FarkLocator,” which shows you a map with pins representing both Fark parties and other Farkers.
Of course, all of this is only relevant if you enjoying reading Fark…but even though I’ve just been introduced to the site, it’s pretty clear that it’s funny. Really funny. So, to both Farkers of the world and to those who have never heard of it…if you like the site, there’s an app for that, too.
Released: 2009-12-30 :: Category: News
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