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October 9, 2013 11:38 AM   Subscribe

Know your shades of corporate blue!
posted by antonymous (45 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is one of those games where you can say "I'm deeply embarrassed by my score" and nobody can know for sure if you did well or poorly.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:43 AM on October 9, 2013 [21 favorites]


I didn't recognize about a third of those company names.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:45 AM on October 9, 2013 [5 favorites]


Can we get the icon in cornflower blue?
posted by Strange Interlude at 11:46 AM on October 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


It's a rather small list:

AOL, Atlassian, Behance, Delicious, Dell, Disqus, Dropbox, Drupal, Engadget, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, IBM, Instagram, Intel, LinkedIn, Nokia, Pinboard, Rdio, Salesforce, Samsung, Skype, Stripe, Tumblr, Twitter, Vimeo, and WordPress

And misses two companies that I know of personally (one being Metafilter of course) that have a specific blue color.
posted by Old'n'Busted at 11:47 AM on October 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


The quiz featured many blues but not THE blue. #069 forever!
posted by steveminutillo at 11:49 AM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


That was utterly soul-destroying, whichever way I tried to look at it.
posted by pipeski at 11:50 AM on October 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


Was I the only person that found it too boring to complete?
posted by MoonOrb at 11:50 AM on October 9, 2013 [16 favorites]


Anybody get to the end of it? It reminds me of one of those old psych experiments where the whole point is to see how long it takes for the subject to get exasperated with the length of the session.
posted by beagle at 11:51 AM on October 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


Was I the only person that found it too boring to complete?

You can complete it? Yeah, boring.
posted by kdar at 11:53 AM on October 9, 2013


Anybody get to the end of it? It reminds me of one of those old psych experiments where the whole point is to see how long it takes for the subject to get exasperated with the length of the session.

Anybody remember TheSpark's IQ test? (Remember back when TheSpark had quizzes and purity tests and stuff?)
posted by kmz at 11:59 AM on October 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


WHAT NO PEPESI BLUE??
posted by Kabanos at 11:59 AM on October 9, 2013


I've done very poorly in this.
posted by Carillon at 11:59 AM on October 9, 2013


Yeah, I think it just goes forever. But if the list is that small there's only 702 pairings to ask about. Which I guess means there's 1404 different ways it could ask them.

After about 30 I started getting some really weird perceptual effects watching it shift between blues. I couldn't tell any more if the blues were greeny or how saturated they were.
posted by aubilenon at 12:00 PM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Remember back when TheSpark had quizzes and purity tests and stuff?

And the stinky feet project! (previously)
posted by aubilenon at 12:03 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


This made me blue.
posted by Lutoslawski at 12:04 PM on October 9, 2013


I think I just blue myself.
posted by Rock Steady at 12:07 PM on October 9, 2013 [5 favorites]


I am calling Blue Blue.

'S all marketing...
posted by Samizdata at 12:07 PM on October 9, 2013


I think the only thing worse than corporate blue is corporate green. It's gotten to the point where half of the apps on my phone have nearly identical-looking icons in very nearly the same shade of green.
posted by Strange Interlude at 12:09 PM on October 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


I was wondering if you could choose wrong on this... Until I got my first wrong answer, then I stopped. 11/12.

Indeed, I'm not proud of this at all.
posted by el io at 12:15 PM on October 9, 2013


nearly identical-looking icons in very nearly the same shade of green

I could not possibly agree with you more. I'm constantly tripping up between evernote, spotify, my twitter app (janetter), and others.
posted by royalsong at 12:49 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


I got about 30 in (and 29) right, before seriously beginning to question what I was doing with my life, currently, and also what I had been doing with my life previously.

I do like blue though.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 1:05 PM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


GO DODGERS!
posted by Celsius1414 at 1:10 PM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


15/16 before I got bored. Felt like cheating though because 5 of them were foursquare.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:18 PM on October 9, 2013


Don't forget the denizens of the blue wedge in the Cartoon Characters Color Wheel...

Smurf or Genie or Sonic or Dory or Captain Planet or Huckleberry Hound???
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:19 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Well there really needs to be a monitor calibration step prior to the start of the "game", that being said I'm quite proud of my 6/13 but embarrassed that I lasted that long.
posted by sammyo at 1:22 PM on October 9, 2013


The only one I missed is the one I see most often (WordPRess).
posted by Mick at 2:07 PM on October 9, 2013


Was I the only person that found it too boring to even begin?
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:16 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


No Yves Klein blue?
posted by chavenet at 2:22 PM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Also, no Pepsi Blue (aka "I can't believe it isn't Draino!").
posted by el io at 2:50 PM on October 9, 2013


Boeing (Pantone 286) is feeling left out.
posted by Kakkerlak at 4:26 PM on October 9, 2013


I just did this, and Metafilter was listed. I won't say whether I got it right - I may have been overblued at the time. I think maybe the owner of the site picked up on the link here... ?
posted by routergirl at 5:23 PM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


It showed me metafilter blue and I got it right! I will claim what small victory I can, since my success rate on the rest was less than 50%.
posted by beandip at 5:31 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


No Yves Klein blue

I should hope not, since it can't be displayed properly on a monitor via RGB values.
posted by leotrotsky at 7:09 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


professional... blue?... background?
posted by kaibutsu at 10:09 PM on October 9, 2013


Hey, they added Metafilter! I got it right once, then wrong once. Sigh.
posted by mochapickle at 10:54 PM on October 9, 2013


Man, I really shouldn't be so excited over getting Tumblr blue perfect each time.

I think that tells me what I shouldn't be spending so much time on.
posted by Katemonkey at 2:33 AM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh, sweet mother of crap. I got etaFilter wrong the first time. I'll blame the professional white background on that. Even so - I don't understand the point. How many colors are there? How many companies are there? So a bunch of companies use some form of blue? Well, I'm shocked.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 8:42 AM on October 10, 2013


Did nobody else notice the message at the bottom of the screen after five rounds... "Want more than blue?" that, when clicked, brings up rounds comparing reds, greens, oranges, pinks and purples (it's true, Yahoo! is not the only purple!)
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:23 AM on October 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for playing Name That Blue. I'm overwhelmed by the response it's had, especially from the MetaFilter crowd.

I apologise for not having #069 in the game when it launched. I quickly added it when I saw how disappointed you were!

If you want more of a challenge, try the new variation, Blue That Name. Bonus points if you can guess what the game is from reading the name.

It's at: http://colin-gourlay.com/bluethatname/

Enjoy! Thanks again for playing.
posted by collypops at 6:04 AM on October 12, 2013 [8 favorites]


Yay, I was just playing this and hit on MetaFilter, thanks collypops!
posted by mathowie at 3:30 PM on October 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


collypops: If you want more of a challenge, try the new variation, Blue That Name. Bonus points if you can guess what the game is from reading the name.

For some reason, picking the color to go with the name is much easier, for me at least.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:51 AM on October 14, 2013 [1 favorite]


I've given the game a new home on the internet. You'll get redirected from the old URL automatically, but here's a clickable link anyway: http://namethatblue.com
posted by collypops at 8:12 AM on October 14, 2013


Oh, can we have Pantone 300 for the (English) NHS?
posted by ambrosen at 6:38 AM on October 21, 2013


I'm failing epically at this.
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:47 PM on October 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


If you're feeling the need to procrastinate some more, a couple of new challenges will appear in the game at 7am PST (little over an hour). I'd love to know what you think.
posted by collypops at 5:59 AM on October 25, 2013


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