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Tired of the current web? Have all the cool domain names already been registered? The second web bills itself as geocities 2.0 with a web browser-esque interface stuck on top of it "a completely new World Wide Web. A new Web Browser, a new domain name system and completely new websites."
posted by slater (46 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I, too, have a completely new World Wide Web to offer.

In my pants.

And it is EXPLODING.

it is also under a DDOS attack
posted by davejay at 12:17 AM on September 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


What.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:18 AM on September 30, 2008


Also: I used the second web browser to browse www.thesecondweb.com.

RECURSIVE FAIL.
posted by davejay at 12:18 AM on September 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


My father fought and died for WWW I. Therefore I refuse to die for WWW II.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:20 AM on September 30, 2008 [2 favorites]


oh...come...on

i saw this spammed all over several message boards two weeks ago
posted by mannequito at 12:21 AM on September 30, 2008


It's like orangatango, but 10 years later and with the texture and flavor of spam.
posted by weston at 12:23 AM on September 30, 2008


Similar to Second Life, the main trouble with this website is that I need to use money from my First Web to purchase a space in the second one.
posted by shii at 12:26 AM on September 30, 2008


I can hardly wait for thethirdweb.net.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:27 AM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


I have a bridge in second life to sell you....

Wait, I wish I did. damn.
posted by allen.spaulding at 12:33 AM on September 30, 2008 [4 favorites]


Don't forget to press F11 for maximum secondweb enjoyment!
posted by slater at 12:44 AM on September 30, 2008


How is this even of theoretical use without some sort of search engine or portal? You're pretty much limited to just typing in random URLs to see what whacky scheme the squatters have come up with.

CNN.com is now the Citizen's News Network? Cah-ray-zee!

(I also like how their bizarro-Yahoo is just a search box that not only brings you results from the real web when used but also kicks the fake browser bar back into the ether, to boot.)
posted by Rhaomi at 12:48 AM on September 30, 2008


Oh, I see now that they have a Directory button, but it won't be operational until November.
posted by Rhaomi at 12:50 AM on September 30, 2008


It doesn't look like an upgrade from 1995-era "Internet? What Internet?" MSN, & if you're trying to get me to move away from that, you're going to have to give me something that actually works in HotJava.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:55 AM on September 30, 2008


You folks are right. A second web is more of a Shelbyville idea...
posted by mosk at 1:07 AM on September 30, 2008 [11 favorites]


Utterly useless!
posted by stuffedspacedog at 1:24 AM on September 30, 2008


I tried to register www.thescondwebblows.com but I decided the $5 would be better spent by setting a $1 bill on fire and burning a stack of 4 other $1 bills with the original flaming $1 bill.
posted by clearly at 1:39 AM on September 30, 2008 [7 favorites]


Ah, I'm always a day late and a dollar short:

"Sorry, porn.com is already taken."

posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:41 AM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


This domain name may be availible for registration, check here!

That's really credable.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 1:51 AM on September 30, 2008 [3 favorites]


I pressed F11 only to be briefly terrified that I would be stranded in the second web forever (before I realized F11 toggled fullscreen).

And btw some poking around led me to notice that yahoo.com has colonized the second web (can't really link to it...), but the search engine at yahoo's second web page searches the first web, not the second web. Also it transports you back to the first web when you search. I feel like yahoo isn't really emotionally invested in this second web concept. And I guess Google was too cool for the second web - they seem to have had the corresponding google homepage removed for copyright reasons.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 1:52 AM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey I have a cool idea! Buy thirdweb domain name and squat inside them! Eventually the whole screen will be taken up by browser bars, and you'll be squinting trying to see the nekkid ladies crammed into three rows of pixels at www./www.thesecondweb.net/www.thirdweb.do/www.fourthweb.yes/www.fifthweb.new/www.sixthweb.yo/www.hotnekkidladiesrighthere.com
posted by Meatbomb at 2:04 AM on September 30, 2008


Wait. So it this web 3.0 or web 2.0.1 or what?
posted by maxwelton at 2:12 AM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Can I pay for my secondweb domain with Flooztm?

I feel sorry for the clueless venture capitalists who funded this.

Wake me when Thesecondwebbrowser is supplanted by Shmire-shmox.
posted by JHarris at 2:36 AM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Spot on - web 2.0 is sooo 1995. And http://www.thesecondweb.net/ appears to be down..
posted by Kimondo at 2:39 AM on September 30, 2008


It's down - so it IS just like Geocities.
posted by cerulgalactus at 3:34 AM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


wow. the second interweb didn't last long. down already. don't worry, there'll be another one along in a minute.
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 4:02 AM on September 30, 2008 [4 favorites]


My new stock market strategy: find out everyone involved with this project, track all of their future activity, and short everything they do for the rest of their lives.
posted by adipocere at 4:06 AM on September 30, 2008 [9 favorites]


I didn't click because I haven't finished reading the first web, but I gotta know: do they have their own tubes?
posted by trip and a half at 5:20 AM on September 30, 2008 [4 favorites]


Wait. So it this web 3.0 or web 2.0.1 or what?
Web 2.0 version 2.

Ah, for the halcyon days of 2000, when I could have invested fifty dollars in this at the IPO and been a millionaire by 10:30 AM.

Much more pleasant than the market today, when I have to encase that fifty dollars in lucite to avoid its scent being picked up by any roving packs of feral former investment bankers that happen to wander near my house.
posted by Flunkie at 5:35 AM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Second web may be down, but just like Windows, SP1 will fix it and make everything wonderful and perfect forever!

Until SP2 comes along.
posted by kcds at 5:57 AM on September 30, 2008


These Second Web guys are mavericks. They don't play by the rules! They eschew conventional domain names and arbitrary ICANN standards! They're nonconformists who are gonna forge their own Internet whether you like it or not, daddy-o!

Oh, who am I kidding, these guys are the kinds of Adventure Capitalists who, at this same time next month, will be pitching a brand-new Internet experience where instead of viewing web sites you "beam in the cyber web nodes."
posted by Spatch at 6:07 AM on September 30, 2008


Sweet I can build a new Pogz site!
posted by autodidact at 6:29 AM on September 30, 2008


What's this internet thing I keep hearing so much about on the telegram line?
posted by baphomet at 6:35 AM on September 30, 2008


Please....please.....help us! In the Second Web World, John McCain is President and it's nothing but hoop skirts and buggies! And massive, talking tanks! Keanu Reeves is Minister of Defense!

No, no Madame Palin, I wasn't touching the buttons, I swear I wasn't anywhere near them!
No, no, AAIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEE!

end transmission
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:44 AM on September 30, 2008


I am going to start "thesecondmetafilter.com". All posts and comments will be from conservative viewpoints, and all liberal commentors will be bashed and labeled as "secondtrolls".
posted by tadellin at 6:54 AM on September 30, 2008


Horrendous. What a complete joke.
posted by chuckdarwin at 7:16 AM on September 30, 2008


Unless informed otherwise, I'll assume they're using 'thesecondweb.net' because 'secondweb.net' was squatted and the owner wanted too much money for it?

So this is really a form of acting out, isn't it? They're bitter they didn't get the domain name they wanted, they didn't get the free-flowing IPO dollars they wanted, and they didn't even get a decent colo.

I'm sure somebody at Kleiner Perkins will put them on speed dial the moment they learn about this.
posted by ardgedee at 7:31 AM on September 30, 2008


Yeah, yeah, whatever everyone. Are there lolcats?
posted by doublesix at 8:03 AM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well, that's dumb as a bag of hammers.
posted by brundlefly at 8:25 AM on September 30, 2008


Third Life!
posted by Artw at 8:29 AM on September 30, 2008


So much effort spent on projects that are clearly not The Way.
posted by jon_kill at 9:07 AM on September 30, 2008


Wait. So it this web 3.0 or web 2.0.1 or what?

Crisis on Infinite Webs!

Webs lived! Webs died...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 9:15 AM on September 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


There is a lot of whitespace on this new web. In fact, that's all it is... this is suck.
posted by Mister_A at 9:17 AM on September 30, 2008


I wanted to Google them in 2nd web but I couldn't because of a copyright problem.
posted by surplus at 12:04 PM on September 30, 2008


The site is being moved to a faster server, so I can't see it right now. Sigh. So much for the new and improved web.
posted by bethechange at 1:35 PM on September 30, 2008


Ah, I'm always a day late and a dollar short:

"Sorry, porn.com is already taken."

So you got pr0n.com?
posted by ersatz at 2:01 PM on September 30, 2008


That is such an incredibly shit idea. Bordering on fraud if you ask me - sure, I'll pay $5 for a domain name no one will ever see that exist on one or only a few centralised servers...

I think they are being somewhat deceptive about what exactly their site is - hoping people will pay money for a virtual address within another website.
posted by sycophant at 2:39 PM on October 1, 2008


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