Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The "What are you doing?" wars!

Remember the cola wars? Many were left dead and maimed, neither side victorious after nearly a decade of intense fighting over the hearts and minds of consumers' love for sugar high fructose corn syrup water.

Well, 20 years later the wars companies are waging are the ever-so-lucrative "what are you doing?" wars.

We have 165 inane ways to tell our friends and the rest of humanity what we're currently doing. Today Google Buzz was announced (wasn't there already Yahoo Buzz?). And of course we've got Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Orkut, FriendFeed, Flickr, Yammer, Linked In added it not too long ago, Bebo.

But wait, there's more! Now you can constantly stream your location as well with Google Latitude. Using FourSquare, you can be the mayor of the BK Lounge!

I have no real point to this post other than finding this whole thing ridiculous. Is Twitter so lucrative that there have to be 85 different ripoffs of this idea?

2 comments:

Getrealmommy said...

I am very important. People do want to know exactly what I am doing and where I am. Well my mom does anyway.

Trimbo said...

Yes, but do you let your mom know on all 4,158 social networks?