I’m evidently not the only one who has been scratching his head in bemusement at some of the names emerging for Web 2.0 sites. iLaugh.com has provided a handy translator for what Web 2.0 names really mean.
Some of my favourites from their post:
What it is: Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Web Word Processor.Ã¢â‚¬Â
What it should be: A Ã¢â‚¬â„¢70s crime-drama featuring a British novelist, as in: Ã¢â‚¬Å“By George! Using your literary skills, you put all the clues together and solved the case!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yes, quite Writely [wink]Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
What it is: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Smart RSS Reader for Outlook.Ã¢â‚¬Â
What it should be: A prescription drug for sufferers of Attention Deficit Disorder.
What it is: Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re working to bring your IM buddies to you absolutely anywhere.Ã¢â‚¬Â
What it should be: Alien turds, as in: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Zoltron make meebo on carpet.Ã¢â‚¬Â
What it is: Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Trusted Professional Network.Ã¢â‚¬Â
What it should be: A service that removes dog crap from the hood of your Ford Mustang. Hey, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s happened to meÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
What it is: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your Personal Startpage.Ã¢â‚¬Â
What it should be: A Dutch charity site. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Caan I aask you a foer aa favoor?Ã¢â‚¬Â