2.0-tization of names is a barrier to adoption.
This is a bit of rant, but I had to get it off my chest. Everyday, I login to G-reader, click on my feed for technology news and I’m assaulted by 500 new companies with gibberish names. Most of them sound the same and with the glut of new 2.0 companies who can remember them all.
Well what about Google and Yahoo?
Also, they are phonetic.
I’m in the process of developing a fashion based social shopping site and I know how hard it is to find a URL that isn’t being squatted on. But, honestly how many properties do we need that drop the E in -ER. Now it may make perfect sense to people in the space and you can always pop into CrunchBase, but it is another case of developers naming for other developers.
Have some fun with the WEB 2.0 NAME GENERATOR.
Here’s what it spit out: