An unfortunate Web 2.0 name

, posted: 17-Jul-2006 10:28


It is hard to think of good names for your product and service - most of the really nice ones have been taken. A lot aren't even being used but are in the hands of domain name squatters, which is a shame.

The dearth of good names is probably one reason why so many Web 2.0 sites use dyslexic-looking monikers like Flickr for instance. Looks cool for the next five minutes, but... such names present a danger because the human brain may interpret them in a different manner than the intended one.

Case in point: the vowel-less twttr. The name probably ends with -er but does it begin with twa- or twi- ? Hmm... not really good in either case. :)

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