29 January 2006

Birth of a Meme

First there was Flickr, now there is Flagr (via Jack Schofield): do I detect a trend here?

Is this a new -thon (telethon, walkathon, singathon etc.) of the online world? Could attaching the -r suffix to words be the Web 2.0 equivalent of all those Web 1.0 companies whose names began relentlessly with the prefix Net, from Netscape on?

Update: Jack Schofield has pointed that there is also Flockr, and we also have PICTR: any others?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

My blog is pictr.org, and so (even though it's just an acronym) I am perfectly equipped to answer your question: Yes, it is a meme.

- Christophr

glyn moody said...

Glad to see you're spreading it with such a nicely-designed Website....

kosmar said...

you may all know http://frappr.com
must look at http://suprglu.com
soon to come: http://helpr.net

glyn moody said...

Frappr I'd come across (but had forgotten); the others are new to me.

Thanks.

tj mapes said...

Flockr is a great resource

Andy B said...

Bouldr is another new site - I think it came online a few weeks back.

Sites named this way seem to be very much linked to the Web2.0 meme, though I find that many of them are very well designed visually and functionally.

glyn moody said...

What a great name - thanks for that.

BillyWarhol said...

Rockr***********

;))