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.

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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 […]

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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.

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Google, DoubleClick, $3.1 Billion.

Guess which bought which. Easy.

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Qwerky Redesign!

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 […]

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Web 2.0 Love Letter

Before the melodrama came the mush. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Web 2.0 Love Letter. A tad late for Valentines, but who cares?

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Top Social Networks of 2006 Announced!

Here’s the Web 2.0 holiday treat brought to you by Mashable!: the Social Networking Awards 2006. Here are the winners (both “their” choices and “our” choices have been named): Mainstream and Large Scale Networks: MySpace and Multiply Widgets and Add-Ons: Slide.com and Zwinky Social News and Social Bookmarking: Digg and Trailfire Sports and Fitness: FanNation […]

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Social Networking Awards 2006 (by Mashable! and Photobucket)

This just in: Pete Cashmore of Mashable! is holding the 2006 Social Networking Awards. There are twelve categories and the winners will be announced on the 22nd at 4pm PST. As of writing there is no indication that the voting has ended so vote now! (Visit the website and you’ll be greeted with quick links […]

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The Best Explanations and Definitions of Web 2.0 for 2006

If you’re still clueless about Web 2.0 and the only thing you understand (?!) about it is the prevalence of its weird naming scheme, among other silly formulae and recipes I’ve mentioned, then you’ve been hanging out at Qwerky too much. As 2006 ends, let me point you to a round-up of the best explanations […]

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Web 2.0 Poetry

It’s the last form of mocking I would expect. Since when has anyone remotely associated with Web 2.0 been artistic, given all its naming schemes, color combinations, and typography? Here are some excerpts from various Web 2.0 poems around the blogosphere: Buzz! by Paulo Ordoveza Folksonomy. Always be launching. You need someone who gets it. […]

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Flickr Bits

Remember Flickr, the photo-sharing application that launched a thousand snapshots? Here’s a wittier line: it’s also launched a thousand mash-ups. Have you ever seen a piece of software that lets you take its code and use it for something even cooler? API is the keybuzzword here. Related to the service, but in a new, cooler […]

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Kudos for Qwerky

Technopinoy Dis(cus)ses Eskwela The Philippine tech blog scene has started to comment on Eskwela. Technopinoy wasn’t too impressed by it, but a holler over to Qwerky makes me grateful nonetheless: As one has to be “invited” to signup, I can’t really comment on Eskwela’s functionality. Qwerky provides a more in-depth look, much much more than […]

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Isulong SEOPH!

A quick commercial break: Isulong SEOPH! Help us reach the top spot to this search engine optimization (SEO) contest for the keyword Isulong SEOPH. The Web 2.0 rat race is also about becoming the most popular and most findable product in history, so if you’re curious about making that happen, SEO is the answer. Check […]

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Web 2.0 Logo Creatr

Qwerky. No longer in Alpha. Now in Beta. With 99.99% more shiny stuff. Speaking of logos, somebody told me I should make a more Web 2.0-looking Qwerky logo. Good thing I found just the right program to do that. Enjoy the reflective shiny goodness! And all the Flickr-y stuff (name, color scheme, etc.). With Web […]

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Famous Company Logos, Web Two Point Oh-ed

From what I’ve noticed from browsing this forum thread, creating a shiny new (that’s a hint already) Web 2.0-ish logo is a pretty simple formula: Bright Colors Green if possible. Pink is hott. Hotter if combined with blue, and only blue. Gradients The ultimate discovery of this generation, which also leads us to… Reflections (Required!) […]

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Widgetoko

This blog does not count, strictly, as a Weird Webapp Name, but (1) makes for a great resource of future Qwerky posts and (2) is proof that Bastardized English is still a great way to whip up a name (in this case, the specific formula’s foreign-sounding-so-it-sounds-cooler-no-matter-how-weird-widget-sounds-already). Widgetization has become immensely popular around blog layouts and […]

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Ingredients of Web 2.0 Success: the Video

The makers of Reddit have a how-to video about starting your own Web 2.0 company. Pierre Francois, a partner in underscore_ Consulting, shares the wisdom he has gained for the past two decades in a segment for BarCamp Boston, held last June 3-4, 2006. No stone was left unturned, including of course how to name […]

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Stop Web 2.0?

I wonder why. 1. The internet is dead. 2. STOP WEB 2.0 3. Technology is the enabler of business not its purpose. “Stop it. We already have an internet… Web 2.0 started as a good idea. That idea has had its day. Good little dog. Now go away.” I’m not about to take the website […]

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Web 2.0h, yeahhhh!

(Web 2.0 Trademarked! — The Sequel) “Our new photo-realistic printing process is on full display with this great image of Tim O’Reilly busting out of his lawyers office.” In light of recent events, this proves that the best way to handle a crisis is to make a t-shirt. (Order yours now!) Or not. e*scapist says: […]

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Web 2.0 Trademarked!

Alternate title: Web 2.0 0wn3d! O’Reilly, famous for its books (and now its lawyers) has sent a cease and desist order on the upcoming [email protected] conference, as they have trademarked the term Web 2.0. “O’Reilly and CMP co-produce the Web 2.0 conference. “Web 2.0” was coined when we were brainstorming the concept for the first […]

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Make Beautiful Web 2.0 Music, Start With A Name

Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress—a new wave of innovation in the realm of blog software (and has definitely become a sandbox for 2.0 thinking, I daresay)—has decided to start a Web 2.0 band and asks what he’s gonna name it. Geekiness ahead! If you don’t get them, you’re certainly out of the loop (or is […]

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Web 2.0 Site Generator

We all love ’em, those memes running on pseudo-intelligent engines, spewing forth usually-pleasing results. They usually take the form of personality tests. But this generator completes your checklist for Launching a Web 2.0 Site (a.k.a. The Business Plan): The bleeding-edge service you’ll be providing [CHECK!] Your qwerky web service and company names [CHECK!] Wonderful marketing […]

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F*ck Web 2.0

Shut the f*ck up! I guess the poor guy needed a break from all the ASCII-based hype out there. Come to think of it, this is an even better counter to an assassination a few months back. Oh, and don’t forget to sign the Web 1.0 guestbook!

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Certifyr

According to this site: http://qwerky.stellify.net is hereby officially certified 38% Web 2.0 Compliant! Huzzah! If you’re a Web 2.0 wannabe and you’re beyond stressed over that validator (’cause its denominator mysteriously keeps on growing and you never get that perfect score), then head on over and get certifyd. Be honest, too! It’s no Web 2.0 […]

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CSS Naked Day!

Today, 04/05/06, is the first-ever Annual CSS Naked Day! The usual stylesheets shall return in twenty-four hours.

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