Thursday, December 11, 2008

Online Networking Spin-offs

Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Who would have ever thought a site called Twitter could take off?

Everyone, that's who, which is why the Internet is brimming with a fleet of copycats who long to find their niche demographic. The most interesting are listed here.

Name: Sitter
Target Users: Nannies who hate kids
Purpose: stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing to my baby?

Name: Quitter
Target Users: underachievers
Purpose: stay connected through the exchange of gloomy, pessimistic answers to one simple question: What are you doing in front of the television?

Name: Glitter
Target Users: Tweens in love with the Jonas Brothers
Purpose: stay connected through the exchange of hyper, misspelled answers to one simple question: What are you doing after we make fun of fat people at the mall?

Name: Splitter
Target Users: headphone-sharing lovers
Purpose: stay connected through the exchange of tech-savvy, darkly poetic answers to one simple question: What are you doing buying non-vegan lattes--I thought we swore off animal fat at our unity retreat after the juice cleanse?

Name: Jitter
Target Users: Actual Target users
Purpose: stay connected through the exchange of middle-class consumerist, irritated parent answers to one simple question: What are you doing in the express lane? Go back! Get more! And find your kid!

2 comments:

Mo Diggs said...

Name: Quitter
Target Users: underachievers
Purpose: stay connected through the exchange of gloomy, pessimistic answers to one simple question: What are you doing in front of the television?


Hahaha

Abbi said...

Newest Quitter members: Scott Baio, Four Non Blondes, and anyone I had a crush on in high school.