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Greg Gershman [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, November 3, 2005
14 years ago

1 – Yahoo
2 – Google
3 – Slashdot
4 – Metafilter (?)
5 – ?
6 – Digg
7 – ?
8 – ?
9 – Google Blogoscoped
10 – Boing Boing

I think it's probably important that your site looks well unpixelized...

Thomas Nielsen [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I think that nr. 4 is msn.com

/Thomas

Kenneth [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

7 – CNN.com

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Greg, you're right on all accounts. Except 4, which Thomas got right.

Jason Schramm [PersonRank 5]

14 years ago #

The only one I easily noticed was Google. All the other ones, except for yours, looked like a random mess and would have taken too long to try to figure out.

Hans Mast [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

1 – Yahoo
2 – Google
3 – Slashdot
9 – Google Blogoscoped

Hans Mast [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I wrote the above comment without looking at the other comments, btw.

BrianS [PersonRank 7]

14 years ago #

8 = Google News ?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Kenneth, 7 is CNN, right, and BrianS, indeed 8 is Google News. 5 is not a "mainstream" site, by the way.

Eugene Friesen [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Well, I went 2 for 10.
2 – Google
3 – Slashdot

Mark Draughn [PersonRank 5]

14 years ago #

I got Google immediately. MSN next, then Google Blogoscoped because I was looking at it. Yahoo and Slashdot I had to visit to make sure I got them right.

Dave Hergert [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I think its time for a hint on #5. I've tried technorati, memeorandum, del.icio.us, etc and I can't put my finger on it. Does it have to do with blogging? News? Mail? search?

Samuel Sidler [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

#5 just looks like one of those Blogger templates, which I'm sure it's not. :)

Ades [PersonRank 6]

14 years ago #

Let me try without looking the answers above...

1 – yahoo
2 – google
3 – slashdot
4 – ?
5 – waxy
6 -?
7 -cnn (?)
8 –
9 – GB
10 -boingboing

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

There you go... I think those have been all the answers. Number 5 was Waxy.org/links.

I think blurring (possibly with Gaussian filter) is also good if you want to check an icon for its usability.

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

i got 123689&10 correct. This is a great exercise in a sites "rememborability". I got slashdot most easily followed by google then blogoscoepd. Slashdot and blogoscoped were both ided by color easily; google too, in a sense--white. Digg has its yellow pads, google news' maroon and column structure. Blurring like this would also show how identifiable a page is from thumbnail previews or at a distance. Great post!

Rob O'Daniel [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I'm betting that if you applied the same filter to cnet.com it would be readily identifiable.

Very cool!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

There you go...


blogoscoped.com/files/mosaic-s ...

JS [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I'm gonna guess first, then go back through the comments and see what others guessed. ok? ok.

1. Beats me.
2. Google
3. Slashdot
4. Uh...
5. NNNNNNnnnope...
6. Um....
7. CNN!
8. Google News.
9. Google Blogoscoped.
10. boingboing

JS [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Looks like they had all been guessed correctly.
Cool idea anyway!

Julian [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

C|net i think

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