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April 3, 2006 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Unfortunately, MeFi blue didn't make it on to the Web 2.0 Palette. I never liked MeFi Link Yellow, anyway. via.
posted by armoured-ant (38 comments total)
 
I'm failing to see the usefulness of this.
posted by wabashbdw at 10:32 AM on April 3, 2006


They forgot whogiveafuck pink.
posted by pmbuko at 10:33 AM on April 3, 2006


someone really needs to learn when to use PNGs.

Ugh.
posted by delmoi at 10:38 AM on April 3, 2006


In order to sell to Yahoo!, Google or even get a mention on TechCrunch, you’ve got to have a web based app that’s the next big thing - add a heavy serving of AJAX, maybe use Ruby on Rails, or one of the squillion new code frameworks that have popped up in recent times, maybe have some form of tagging on the site, improve your usability over and over until even your grandmother can use it, and then…

Pick from a chart of colors used by projects whose success you hope to emulate, noting that the defining characteristics of your color choices are sure to be noted and memorized by your grandmother. Because there's probably no other way she'll be able to identify your product or service otherwise. Nope.
posted by prostyle at 10:46 AM on April 3, 2006


There's no way this is possibly just a joke and not to be taken literally. Nope.
posted by Mikey-San at 10:51 AM on April 3, 2006


They couldn't even spell Technorati right, and, uh, lame.
posted by blacklite at 11:02 AM on April 3, 2006


I'm sure there's really just one color of orange there. And wikipedia isn't really web 2.0.
posted by boo_radley at 11:14 AM on April 3, 2006


Wow, this is lamer than my retahded MeTa post a few weeks ago.

Wait, no it's not.
posted by slogger at 11:24 AM on April 3, 2006


What about Snarky Curmudgeon gray?
posted by chasing at 11:28 AM on April 3, 2006


Raise your hand if you're thoroughly sick and tired of all the Web 2.0 crap.

Yeah, me too.
posted by fenriq at 11:30 AM on April 3, 2006


yeah, i'm waiting till Web 2.0 is out of beta. personally, I can't wait till Web 3.0, I hear the font is so big it kicks you in the face.
posted by freudianslipper at 11:51 AM on April 3, 2006


"Techorati" gets four? Worth it for "A List Apart Cream" alone.
posted by VulcanMike at 12:03 PM on April 3, 2006


Needs more snakes.
posted by ninjew at 12:10 PM on April 3, 2006


What about Snarky Curmudgeon gray?

They covered that with "Slashdot Grey".

The palette lost me after having two like-named entries right off the bat. Also for mispelling "Technorati" four consecutive times.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:45 PM on April 3, 2006


Though again, haters will find plenty in the source blog. Featured here: IF Web2.0 applied to cars:

1. They would only be available in Lime Green, Orange, Hot Pink and Deep Blue. All of which also in gradients.

2 Manufacturers would all be named ‘Chryslr’, ‘Mercedoodle’, ‘Dodg3’ or ‘Toyo.ta’

3. They wouldn’t blow smoke, they’d blow clouds.


Next entry: "If Web 2.0 were a phallus, let me describe the ways I would fellatiate it"
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:47 PM on April 3, 2006


I don't get 'google white', it's just white
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:47 PM on April 3, 2006


I'm already using Web 4.1, suckers.
posted by languagehat at 1:53 PM on April 3, 2006


I hear Web 2008 is going to be spectacular, and I'm fully confident that Microsoft will meet its announced January '09 shipping date.
posted by Pryde at 2:16 PM on April 3, 2006


Ogre Lawless writes "Next entry: 'If Web 2.0 were a phallus, let me describe the ways I would fellatiate it'"

Hold on; he's mocking the 2.0 stuff, right? This seems pretty clearly tongue-in-cheek.
posted by mr_roboto at 2:54 PM on April 3, 2006


Wow. A lot of you failed to get the joke.
posted by armoured-ant at 3:06 PM on April 3, 2006


I'm eagerly waiting for some smartarse to say they got the joke, but they didn't find it funny.
posted by seanyboy at 3:27 PM on April 3, 2006


I'm already using Web 4.1, suckers.

Luser. The clueful all switched over to UndiGra* years ago.

*Undirected Graph. It's a joke that you're not smart enough to get. God, I bet you use IE.
posted by cortex at 3:33 PM on April 3, 2006


I'm sure there's really just one color of orange there. And wikipedia isn't really web 2.0.

Wikipedia is normatively web 2.0. That is, web 2.0 was defined as being like a basked of sites like flickr and google's adsense. Wikipedia was included in that basket. I think.
posted by delmoi at 3:37 PM on April 3, 2006


"Wow. A lot of you failed to get the joke."

The dog just isn't all that shaggy.

Or— "Fuck you, clown."

A lot of you failed to provide a funny joke. And then you cried.
posted by klangklangston at 3:37 PM on April 3, 2006


2 Manufacturers would all be named ‘Chryslr’, ‘Mercedoodle’, ‘Dodg3’ or ‘Toyo.ta’

Scion and smart are car 2.0
posted by delmoi at 3:38 PM on April 3, 2006


I'm already using Web 4.1, suckers.
You and me both languagehat, You and me both.
posted by seanyboy at 3:56 PM on April 3, 2006


I'm at work, and the number used in the title of this FPP happens to match a bug report I've got on the backburner. I had a brief moment of disorientation when I saw it posted to the blue. Heh.
posted by davejay at 4:25 PM on April 3, 2006


davejay , now that was funny. ;)
posted by dabitch at 5:24 PM on April 3, 2006


Apparently I'm the only one who finds this funny.

The palette lost me after having two like-named entries right off the bat. Also for mispelling "Technorati" four consecutive times.

How would you spell Technorati?

I don't get 'google white', it's just white

...
posted by null terminated at 7:25 PM on April 3, 2006


I remain pre-chortle.
posted by squirrel at 10:31 PM on April 3, 2006


Hang on, hang on, I've nearly got it. They're.... colors... um... color swatches... am I right so far? Swatches of color used by websites... websites which are... ah... damn. I've lost it.

Oh wait, no! Websites that are considered to be prominent examples of Web 2.0! And these color swatches are named for those sites!

I think I've almost got the joke. There's just one bit remaining. The part that's a joke. But I'm nearly there, I can almost taste it!
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:59 PM on April 3, 2006



posted by squirrel at 11:10 PM on April 3, 2006


Self Link. Name on the WHOIS for the poster's web page matches the name on the blog of this 'joke.
posted by tiamat at 1:37 AM on April 4, 2006


Actually, I'm wrong. Sorry about that.
posted by tiamat at 1:44 AM on April 4, 2006


> And wikipedia isn't really web 2.0.

Anything that tricks the users into providing their own content is Web 2.0. Dialup BBS systems were Web 2.0.

posted by jfuller at 4:41 AM on April 4, 2006


The walls of barroom shitters? Web 2.0.
posted by cortex at 6:57 AM on April 4, 2006


Barroom? WTF? Bar.
posted by cortex at 6:57 AM on April 4, 2006


Pitman is here, get me a pint of bitter
Need to have a crap? Head for the shitter

It makes sense to me.
posted by asok at 7:25 AM on April 4, 2006


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