|Would You Give Your First Born To Name Websites Like These?
||Some qwerky suggestions for webapps. A bit on the cynical side. I’m sure you can guess which webapps these ones are parodying. Social Networking Hi5-O ClinkedIn News Rigg School KeggsList Faithbook Entertainment and Sports FumbleUpon Speedoo Consumer Reviews GrumbleUpon Ask Questions Social Bookmarking Blanklist Love and Dating StagNation Get the full story here.
|Mapping Web 2.0
||The serious one shows color-coded regions where the given social networks are popular. I don’t think LiveJournal is comparable to MySpace, but just look at that! Curiously, there’s not one website that dominates equally across continents. According to the article, Hi5 is the most diverse. The funny one depicts the popular places on the web [...]
|Top 10 Worst Web App Names
||Read/WriteWeb has posted a list of the 10 Worst Web App Names. I don’t particularly with every single one of the ten, but makes for a good laugh.
||Jason Calacanis’ secret “Project X” has finally launched and it’s called Mahalo. It’s a human-powered search engine, meaning anyone can supposedly suggest helpful results for search keywords. And if your searches are good enough, you can get paid as a reward. The interface, despite its pastel/Hawaiian/nature-loving look, seems to behave more like a highly customized [...]
||It’s no longer enough that you declare every little thing you’re doing right now. Wakoopa wants you to download an unobtrusive piece of software, track the programs you use, and send that information to their website. Sounds a lot like spyware, right? These days they call it “software gone social”. And I can’t blame them [...]
||If Twitter likens its service to the twittering tweets of a bird, then Jaiku likens its own to, well, haiku. Not that Jaiku is an exact replica of Twitter, though. You can not only micro/nano-blog, you can also add other online presences of yours: blog feeds, Flickr photos, del.icio.us bookmarks, or anything else that carries [...]
||Brevity is the soul of (T)WIT(ter): Jack gave our acceptance speech which went exactly like this, “We’d like to thank you in 140 characters or less. And we just did!” That’s at the SXSW Web Awards 2007, where Twitter easily won. Everyone and anyone who’s a blogger should stop whining right this instant about people [...]
||You’d think online photo editing software are nothing compared to the top guns of Adobe, Corel, and Open Source. You obviously haven’t met Fauxto. It’s got a rich interface with the help of Flash and if you weren’t keen enough you’d think it was the online Photoshop program Adobe has announced. There’s nothing “fake” about [...]
|Google, DoubleClick, $3.1 Billion.
||Guess which bought which. Easy.
||Here’s a new look for Qwerky after more than a year of blogging about weird Web 2.0 names. Come to think of it, I didn’t exactly celebrate this blog’s first anniversary (which is January 14th), unlike what I did with Stellify.net. Some statistics according to the archives page: There are currently 99 posts and 199 [...]