Pop Goes The Web2.0 Bubble

This came across the feedreader the other day but only now am I getting the time to post it. This is a hilarious Web 2.0 video with a catchy tune. It basically highlights all of the discussion that has taken place about the web 2.0 bubble. I laughed so hard when they showed the valuation of Facebook and it was almost as much as Ford.

Download the MP3:
http://www.richterscales.com/assets/audio/rsrecordings/HereComesAnotherBubble.mp3

The Web 2.0 “bubble” had it coming. A Silicon Valley music video by the Richter Scales.

http://www.richterscales.com

Solo, video, arrangement and lyrics by Matt Hempey

Mixed by Bill Hare

Recorded by Jason Hunter & Charlie Forkish

Based on “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” by Billy Joel

Photo of Owen Thomas (Valleywag) by Lane Hartwell: http://fetching.net/

Bear Warning

The Colorado State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen, and golfers to take extra precautions and be on the alert for bears while in the Dillon, Breckenridge, and Keystone area.

They advise people to wear noise-producing devices such as little bells on their clothing to alert but not startle the bears unexpectedly. They also advise you to carry pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear. It is also a good idea to watch for signs of bear activity.

People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings. Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries and possibly squirrel fur.

Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper spray.

Break Down Of Communication

Ever notice how a good conversation on a forum or blog will usually take a nose dive? What was once an informative exchange of information turns into a slug fest with expletives being tossed around left and right with someone usually being referred to as a nazi. I’ve learned that the term for this breakdown in communication is called ‘Godwin’s Law’.

Back in 1990, Mike Godwin of the EFF noted a feature of online discussion groups: As a thread gathered steam, members would start hurling insults and inevitably someone would be compared to Adolf Hitler. Hence Godwins Law. The longer an online conversation continues, the greater the possibility of a reference to Nazis. Usually at this point, the conversation is over.

Although this video doesn’t highlight the comparison to Adolf Hitler, it does a nice job of showing just how communication breaks down.

Viewer Voices: Where We Respond To The Opinions Of Our Uninformed Viewers

Babytalk In The 21st Century

As I was listening to Leo Laporte on his Tech Guy radio show, I noticed how he tried to pronounce a variety of different Web 2.0 company names and in the end, he mentioned that it sounded like a bunch of baby talk. I have to admit, listening to Leo try to say the names of these companies was hilarious. That’s when I got the idea to feature a list of Web 2.0 companies who’s names are nothing short of googlymoogly.

Not only is it sometimes hard to pronounce these names, but after you figure them out, the question then becomes, what do they do? I’ve taken an excerpt from each companies About page, as they would be the ones to best explain what the heck their company does.

If I missed any, be sure to let me know by leaving a comment at the end of this article.

Vyew Logo

vyew – Vyew is a next-generation online collaboration and web conferencing service that brings people and content together. With Vyew you can host LIVE conferences and work collaboratively on content asynchronously over time, ANYTIME.

Vizu Logo

vizu – Vizu provides services that make online opinion polling and market research easy, fast, accessible, and affordable to everyone.

Musio Logo

muiso – Muiso (pronounced MOO-EE-SO) is the best new way to enjoy music on your computer or mobile player.

Philoi Logo

philoi – Philoi (pronounced ‘fee – loy’) is the first person-to-person online bookmark sharing community!
Stay connected with your friends and the Web at the same time!

Jamendo Logo

jamendo – jamendo is a new model for artists to promote, publish, and be paid for their music.

Diigo Logo

diigo – Diigo (dee’go) is about “Social Annotation”. By combining social bookmarking, clippings, in situ annotation, tagging, full-text search, easy sharing and interactions, Diigo offers a powerful personal tool and a rich social platform for knowledge users, and in the process, turns the entire web into a writable, participatory and interactive media.

Chuquet Logo

chuquet – chuquet scans thousands of blogs to find the latest and biggest news stories

Bloggoogle Logo

bloggoggle – Peer rated and categorized, bloggogglers are searching the Web’s credible best and asserting themselves among them. It’s about building and sharing networks of industry expertise. It’s about navigating the pros efficiently and communicating your value with authority.

Filangy Logo

filangy – No longer Online so I suppose it’s available.

Tedda Logo

YeddaYedda strives to merge the convenience and efficiency of search with the unlimited value of individual knowledge to get you the best answers to your questions.

Qumana Logo

QumanaQumana Software, Inc. is a leading developer of tools and services for bloggers.

IMVU logo

Imvu – IMVU is a consumer internet startup in downtown Palo Alto. IMVU makes the world’s best 3D instant messenger, which is now in beta testing with more than 1 million customers around the world.

Edgeio Logo

Edgeio – Edgeio is making it possible for valuable content to be made available for sale on any web site. The web site does not need an ecommerce system, or a billing system – edgeio takes care of both

Lulu Logo

Lulu – Lulu eliminates traditional entry barriers to publishing, and enables content creators and owners – authors and educators, videographers and musicians, businesses and nonprofits, professionals and amateurs – to bring their work directly to their audience.

Ookles Logo

Ookles – Another service that apparently has bit the dust but you can get in if you know the password.

Goowy Logo

Goowy – goowy is a service that offers you simple, intuitive tools for communicating and sharing on the web.

My Me Logo

My-me – MyMe is a FREE web-based service that lets you easily create your personal online identity.

Elgg Logo

Elgg – Elgg is an open source social platform based around choice, flexibility and openness: a system that firmly places individuals at the centre of their activities.

Qoop Logo

Qoop – QOOP turns digital content into products.

Etsy Logo

Etsy – Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade.

If I missed any that you think should of made the list of company names that resemble babytalk, please be sure to add or suggest them by leaving a comment.

Bugroff Welcome To The AntiSocial

I found this image and site mentioned on TheGlobalGeekPodcast blog and thought it was so hilarious, that I would share it here as well. It’s interesting that I just read a blog post over at ChrisBrogan.com that discussed the overall feeling that social media was nothing but a waste of time. Then, I took a visit to Michael Baileys site and checked out his post, showing off his ability to disconnect himself from MySpace and Facebook.

I smell a battle of all battles brewing within the interwebs. Social vs AntiSocial. Wisdom of crowds vs Wisdom of one. A realization that, just by having an account on all of these services that appear to be a boon for companies is simply not enough. Although you try and try to garner friendships online, nothing compares to a real-world friendship/relationship. Using Twitter and other social outlets becomes a fruitless attempt of being heard as you find out no one is listening because your’re seemingly not important enough.

Let me know what you think.

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