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How Web 2.0 Died  (View post)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Friday, September 14, 2007
15 years ago6,180 views



I love you man.

marilyn's shampoo [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

"It all started when an anonymous user added the millionth tag to, a new site dedicated to add tags to tags. Still in Beta, the site wasn’t able to cope with displaying such a huge tag cloud, triggering its self-destruction."

i second the above comment!

Luka [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

You should write an anticipation book. I am sure it will have success! And I will translate it in French!

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Inspired by Onion's Internet Crash?

Matt Cutts [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I laughed. :)

Google Community [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Hilarious. Too good to save for April 1.

mukthar [PersonRank 7]

15 years ago #

reddited :-)

MJ Rich [PersonRank 6]

15 years ago #

I really miss Web 1.0.

5Tacos [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Joke or no joke but imagine if that really did happen?

You have to build so it scales, period!

Markus [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Great post!

Reddited, Digged, Stumbled,'ed :-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

> Inspired by Onion's Internet Crash?

I wish I knew, I'm sure there are a lot of sources inspiring this stuff subconsciously, only I don't always consciously know. All I can tell you in this case is that I saw the video a while ago, but wasn't consciously thinking of it. I'm sure everything (?) we write is inspired by multiple other stuff, sometimes consciously, sometimes subconsciously, used directly, or indirectly, mixed & mashed and so on...

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Somebody submitted it to digg...

alek [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Right up there with the PageRank 100 incident ... good job!

J. McNair [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I LOL'ed. Good show, sir! The Youtube bit at the end was a nice touch, but somehow, I believe Orkut would have survived due to the combined efforts of the governments of India and Brazil. It's impressive what a high quality localization will do for an average product.

The Onion News Network link was funny too.

Dan Tobias [PersonRank 6]

15 years ago #

But why was that guy using Outlook (yuck!) as his old-school desktop mail client, instead of a more decent one like Thunderbird, given that he was discerning enough to use Firefox as his browser?

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

genius. philipp! ;)

Jdreller [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

For anyone interested, I'm selling Web 2.0 cd roms out of the back of my van at local flea markets...$19.95 each either download or cd rom, your choice. Act now and get a free Matt Cutts chia pet...

Raymond Angel [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #


Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

That was fantastic Philipp!

Well done.

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