Dr. Seuss’s ABC

December 24, 2008
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Bliin, Ceelox, Cojigo, Doostang, Etelos, Iyogi, Kijiji, Kudit, Meebo, Ooma, Oyogi, Qoop, Raketu, Riffmaven, Thoof, Trundu, Wufoo, Yanoodle, Zixxo, Zoogmo.

Let’s play a little game. The list above includes 15 names of real websites that have debuted in the last year along with five fakes – can you spot the imposters?

I stumbled across a post on David Pogue’s blog (Pogue’s Post), via the New York Times, that discusses the lower availability of websi


Bliin, Ceelox, Cojigo, Doostang, Etelos, Iyogi, Kijiji, Kudit, Meebo, Ooma, Oyogi, Qoop, Raketu, Riffmaven, Thoof, Trundu, Wufoo, Yanoodle, Zixxo, Zoogmo.

Let’s play a little game. The list above includes 15 names of real websites that have debuted in the last year along with five fakes – can you spot the imposters?

I stumbled across a post on David Pogue’s blog (Pogue’s Post), via the New York Times, that discusses the lower availability of website names, resulting in some monikers that would make Dr. Seuss proud.

In his post, David included a link to Dot-o-mator a site that helps you generate your own name should the obvious be taken – for instance, if I wanted to start a site for a Web 2.0 consulting firm, I could use the Dot-o-mator site to select the words Web 2.0 and Expert, see options and check availability. My selection (Riffmaven) is in the list above… did you guess that as a fake?

Although this is great fun, the likelihood of your site’s popularity is not related to the catchy name but to the offerings of the site – Google or Yahoo! under any other name could be just a popular if the services were the same but the name were different.

So Happy Holidays and Seussical Greetings to all our Voxpals (Valued Friends, per Dot-o-mator) we’ll be posting again on next week.

Oh BTW, Ceelox, Cojigo, Trundu and Yanoodle are the other four fakes.
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