Sunday, July 15, 2007

Would These Web 2.0 Roses By Any Other Name Smell As Sweet?

One of the first things that anyone reading this recently compiled 'ABC of Social Software' will notice is that the Web 2.0 world – with gems like Blummy, Linkwalla, Qumana, Spurl, Yedda and Zotero – isn't close to losing its happy knack for coining jaunty names.

Will the inventiveness ever run out? An A-Z based on the recent Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco would have revealed further characteristic examples, including Fatdoor, JibJab, Jubble, Quagga, Tangler, and Zuzzle.

I can't help wondering: web-wide, what are the ten most pleasing – and/or exotic – Web 2.0 names to date?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about...
lurpo, soole, swoogle, Mojeek, fazzle, and YubNub\

and that is just thinking of search engines!!

jg21 said...

I am guessing that the second one was meant to be http://soople.com/ right?

Yes, that is a pleasing one :)

Brian Solis said...

Jeremy, great post. There are some unbelievable names out there and some that are very interesting. Either way, it's part of the movement and the culture that makes 2.0 a true phenomenon on many, many levels.

Anonymous said...

Jeremy this one is easy

Agindo
Ladel
Kwidoo
Dynaveo
Imbee
Twible
Aizz
Skidel
Agimbu
Jaxspot
Chattershots
Quatri

...and if you dont like them just go to http://www.lightsphere.com/dev/web20.html and fetch yourself a dozen more

The irresistible Web 2.0 Name Generator!!

Laura Cohen said...

I'll add 10 more search engine names, taken from the Top 1,000 List that feeds The AltSearchEngines blog's monthly Top 100.

Bezurk
Bleebot
Boorah
Burf
elgooG
Knuru
Mnemo
OiHoi
Omgili
Twerq
Wabbadabba

funadvice said...

You know, I'm very glad for FunAdvice we launched four & 1/2 years ago thus escaped a lot of the web2.0 naming siliness ;)

Douglas Crockford said...

The thing driving this is DNS. A hip business must have a short dot com address, but all of the good domain names have been used up.

We will continue to see startups with silly names unless the DNS system is reformed or replaced, which is unlikely.