I have to use air quotes whenever I mention “web 2.0” for fear that if I forget them, someone will call me out to explain what “web 2.0” actually means. There’s no real in-depth entry here, just a few things that made me do a double-take as of late:
Planzo is a web-based calendar application trying to gain some ground, so I decided to give it a shot. I went to the website, natch, and scrolled down to see two “Presidential” Planzo pages for both President Bush and Clinton. A link to the Bush one reveals that the Planzo team thought it’d be funny to bash our President in every way imaginable — probably not the best way to attract the millions of Bush-voters to use their service. I’m a Democrat, but can still see a stumbled marketing ploy when I see one.
Apple supposedly responded to complaints that the iPod nano screen would break in certain situations. Everyone is flocking to this weblog post talking about how an “official announcement” was made by Apple execs, stating that obese people who stick the nanos in their overly tight pants are to blame, and not Apple. The whole thing is a joke, but some people in the comments missed the boat. Hilarity ensues 🙂
I’m not sure how I missed this but Google apparently has some sort of college-themed PR thing now where they talk about how you can do everything you want in college with Google-based tools. Too bad Flickr rules and Picasa drools. Thanks, Scott!
The boys at 37signals have now released Writeboard as a type of soft launch and it’s already getting crazy hype around the community. Jason tells me that they have some nasty, nasty things in store for Writeboard integration within one of the other applications, so you’ll just have to wait and see.
I still think that the Instablogs logo looks a bit too much like Agenzia’s logo but one of their executives thinks I’m off my rocker. Sorry for the non-specific link, Instablogs prefers to make life difficult for linkers.