When I was down in Austin for SXSW, Will Pate congratulated me on the success of 9rules and I of course thanked him and asked him what his future had in store. He mentioned that he was in talks with 20 companies for a job (he now claims around 30) and from what I understand some of them were pretty high-profile ones, so it definitely perplexes me as to why he joined Flock.
Joe Clark, bless his soul, mirrors my sentiments in this comment:
With the greatest love and respect, fellow countryman, out of 30 offers you went for a job with a widely ridiculed company pushing an incomprehensible and unwanted product to an audience with such resistance it borders on active hostility?
In any case, I still wish the man best of luck.