LogoLinks from China

It’s bad enough that 90% of the time, we can’t understand what a webapp name means (by looking for it in a dictionary, at least). But is it worse to stumble upon yet another field of logos (translated version) with tons of Chinese characters in them? Qwerky, unfortunately, does not feature non-international services (e.g. ones […]

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Weird Web App Name or Star Wars Character?

Perhaps it was the scifi-illiterate in me that failed to notice that Star Wars is a good source of qwerky names. I got a 35. (In the range 31-40: As your doctor, I recommend moving out of your parents’ basement.) Try it!

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Kottke reveals…

The secret to Web 2.0: what do Flickr, Ning, Kiko, Vimeo, Shadows, YouTube, Furl, NewsGator, Shutterfly, Mefeedia, Feedster, Planzo, Zazzle, Tailrank, Yakalike, Qoop, Lulu, Blish, Flagr, FireAnt, Odeo, Measure Map, EVDB, Gather, Oyogi, Last.fm…

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Typography for the 2.0 Logos

If you’re a qwerky 2.0 co., you’re probably in here too. (Nope, it’s not pornographic at all.)

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Web 2.0 Innovation Map

Stumbled upon this from someone’s list9 list. It’s not so strict on the Web 2.0 definition though: “I’m not here to debate the “Web 2.0″ term. For this application, Web 2.0 is simply defined by the explosion of internet applications that have come out over the last year or so.” — Ryan Williams, Web Things […]

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LOGO2.0_2

LOGO2.0_2From the Flickr of Stabilo Boss. So little time, so many web services to try out. See if you can point out the weirdly-named ones.

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Magnitude of the Web

— Hiro Ogawa of Speed Feed [via Google Translate; original page here] “The magnitude of the Web remains the medium’s greatest strength and most obvious weakness.”

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The Long Tail

It isn’t a cake (left photo above) in a bakeoff, nor is it a multi-user dragon tail costume (right photo above) worn for Halloween by the AdSense team. It’s a principle that rakes in billions but manages to “feel for all the people.” How? “…[by] shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number […]

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Web 1.0 versus Web 2.0

What’s the difference?

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qwerky: listed at MoMB!

qwerky is honored to have been recognized in The Museum of Modern Betas, or MoMB, perhaps because of the silliest reason — a mention of “alpha pre-release stage.” Even sillier is that, if you haven’t noticed, both our sites are meant to be taken lightly, so it’s like an infinite loop: a silly site referring […]

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Announcing Qwerky

Announcing qwerky, your guide to some of the strangest site names on the web! qwerky is still in its alpha pre-release stage, especially with the layout. We are still ironing out the coolest interface possible, to incorporate huge fonts, web-safe but unboring hues, black, gradients, aqua-candied icons, rounded corners, and reflective surface effects. And then […]

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