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Novo
May 13, 2003

Stercorem pro cerebro habes

In a neverending search to find the next viral variant on the status update (a technology developed for IRC and IM clients over two hundred years ago), the "minimum viable web app" scene has brought us Blabdash.

To differentiate itself from the "anything goes" free-for-all that is Twitter, and to improve upon the monotonic "Like button" of Facebook, Blabdash invites you to fill out this "Feeling Form":



Thus allowing you to digitally, through cyberspace, express your innermost feelings in a manner not unlike the world's most boring game of Mad Libs. Though its value proposition is unclear one thing is for certain, Blabdash transcends the mundane while elevating the banal:



By adding grammatical constraints as well as the character limitations pioneered in the previous generation of social media services, Blabdash cultivates a spontaneity of awareness that encourages us to express the full range of emotions we experience in our lives:


http://www.blabdash.com/statements/742




http://www.blabdash.com/statements/743

For the record, I have no affiliation with Blabdash and no idea who created it. I found the premise nauseating when I first saw it, but after playing with it a little I can't help but wonder if this is the shape of things to come.

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unlimited shrimp
Aug 30, 2008



I think your website is neat but I doubt it's the next Twitter.

Captain Candiru
Nov 9, 2006

"I'm sure a urethra could accommodate a 11.5 mm object, but it wouldn't get in there easily; it would take some cooperation from the insertee."

The next twitter: Somethingawful.com

Robzilla
Jul 28, 2003

READ IT AND WEEP JEWBOY!


More like the next Shitter.

thelightguy
Feb 6, 2007

Well there's your problem.


I feel like this is a lovely thread because pfffffbttttt

You're right, it does raise the level of discourse on the internet.

the
Jul 18, 2004

by Cowcaster


I always wonder why Twitter sticks to 192 characters. I imagine that a large majority of their users either post from smartphones or PCs where the limitation isn't an issue. So why stick to it?

Dr. Video Games 0050
Nov 28, 2007


the posted:

I always wonder why Twitter sticks to 192 characters. I imagine that a large majority of their users either post from smartphones or PCs where the limitation isn't an issue. So why stick to it?

So people get to the point?

Ape Has Killed Ape
Sep 15, 2005

Flight is a scientific impossibility.


Oh good, I was wondering when Twitter was going to be obsolete and abandoned. I guess I can start using it now.

Captain Candiru
Nov 9, 2006

"I'm sure a urethra could accommodate a 11.5 mm object, but it wouldn't get in there easily; it would take some cooperation from the insertee."

the posted:

I always wonder why Twitter sticks to 192 characters. I imagine that a large majority of their users either post from smartphones or PCs where the limitation isn't an issue. So why stick to it?

It makes Twitter seem cool and hip and quirky. It's the same reason hipsters wear flannel.

Overbite
Jan 24, 2004

DEHUMANIZE YOURSELF AND FACE TO BLOODSHED


This will be a big hit with the 10-12 tween demographic.

NoEyedSquareGuy
Mar 16, 2009

Just because Liquor's dead, doesn't mean you can just roll this bitch all over town with "The Freedoms."


Livejournal is the next Myspace.

Panic! at Nabisco
Jun 6, 2007

don't eat the rainbow special

I feel condescended to because this is some hyper focus grouped "me too" bullshit. Or else a mildly clever satire on the narcissism of Twitter.

Lumberjack Bonanza
Feb 27, 2011

I'LL CUT THAT POST TO PIECES!



I know that feel, bro.

Though the feel the day after tends to stick out in my mind more.

jscolon2.0
Jul 9, 2001

With great payroll, comes great disappointment.


Wait, there's no way to register an account name. How am I supposed to become a Weird Blabdash superstar?

Slightly Toasted
Feb 9, 2009



If something does something twitter already does albeit more restricting and dumber and uglier than twitter, it is probably not the next twitter

Didn't people complain in loving droves when facebook had a is or something between the name and status? like "Slightly Toasted is _________". How is forcing people to pigeonhole themselves into stupid feelings going to be endearing?

I mean yeah everyone that signs up is going to be like I feel BUTT because BUTT but how long is that going to last

Cthulu Carl
Apr 16, 2006

Your words are as empty as your cereal bowl. I am the Vanguard of your Hanzo steel's destruction. This exchange is over...


Sounds like a website based around a lovely Mad Lib.

I feel booger because Nancy Kerrigan.

COBRARocky
Jul 28, 2013



This is gonna be big.

Yaldabaoth
Oct 9, 2012
Who do I have to piss off to get a red title?

This is why autism rates are on the rise.

Or is social media a response to rising autism rates?

Cithen
Mar 6, 2002
BRUSH YOUR OWN DAMN HAIR!!

COBRARocky posted:

This is gonna be big.

Bigger than big.

Johnny Walker
Jun 14, 2005

I've got a home for
Bloggers Let's exchange
ideas,stories and photos
with friendly writers
and editors.


jscolon2.0 posted:

Wait, there's no way to register an account name. How am I supposed to become a Weird Blabdash superstar?
I think you mean "Blabberdasher."

Noni
Jul 8, 2003
ASK ME ABOUT DEFRAUDING GOONS WITH HOT DOGS AND HOW I BANNED EPIC HAMCAT




Wow. This thread is already going viral!

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010


This sort of thing will never really catch on without user profiles. That said...



God loving drat it, I hate myself for knowing exactly what this guy is talking about

rootphreak
May 16, 2008

HO HO HO
SPREAD EM FOR SANTA


According to http://www.blabdash.com/?type=top this seems to be the most popular one:

http://www.blabdash.com/statements/855

Looks like blabdash has found its purpose on the internet - Jesus porn.

Funkdreamer
Jul 15, 2005

It'll be a blast


Devils Affricate posted:

This sort of thing will never really catch on without user profiles. That said...



God loving drat it, I hate myself for knowing exactly what this guy is talking about


I don't get it is this a sexual thing

CPL593H
Oct 28, 2009

I'd buy that for a dollar!

Wow, it didn't take long at all for people to swarm this and make it really stupid.

Cacator
Aug 6, 2005

You're quite good at turning me on.

Hashtags will kill human language.

Tea Party Crasher
Sep 3, 2012

Ooga booga, where's all the honey at?


Is there some sort of hidden legal mumbo jumbo that's going to allow them to sell my feelings to major corporations?

Police Automaton
Mar 17, 2009


That was some smooth viral advertising. The next Twitter indeed. Hashtags. The cloud. Social Networking. Web 2.0.

Tim Selaty Jr
May 16, 2011

by Pipski


Somebody keeps submitting empty fields as fast as they can because they are trying to crash your server or some poo poo and it's not me doing it

Fuck da Mods
Jun 27, 2013

I've got the power


I'm poo because a butt pooped #blabdaggin

Tea Party Crasher
Sep 3, 2012

Ooga booga, where's all the honey at?


Welcome to the 'me' generation. Population: me.

Only registered members can see post attachments!

vas0line
Dec 23, 2005
happy endings. (i promise i'll be good this time)

Tim Selaty Jr posted:

Somebody keeps submitting empty fields as fast as they can because they are trying to crash your server or some poo poo and it's not me doing it
Looks like someone needs to sanitize their SQL input better.

Police Automaton
Mar 17, 2009


I just noticed the OP literally used the word cyberspace.

Irsh
Dec 23, 2010


Something Awful was probably the worst forum to bring your website to. It seems like some goon is trying to break it.

Novo
May 13, 2003

Stercorem pro cerebro habes

Police Automaton posted:

I just noticed the OP literally used the word cyberspace.

That's great man, keep those periodic updates coming.

Also, there seems to be some confusion; this is not my website, it briefly appeared on Hacker News and I still can't decide if I think it's a good idea or not. For context, I thought stack overflow was the dumbest idea ever when I first heard the concept.

Gumbercules
Jan 12, 2004

These aren't my lamps. These have feet.

You're going straight to the top with cutting edge UI design like that, I tell you what

Fuck da Mods
Jun 27, 2013

I've got the power


Your site rocks! Guys like my comment it's about stairs

Peruser
Feb 23, 2013


gently caress da Mods posted:

Your site rocks! Guys like my comment it's about stairs

Which one dude? Always gotta throw a bone to my fellow goons!

Police Automaton
Mar 17, 2009


Novo posted:

That's great man, keep those periodic updates coming.

Your site is bad and you should feel bad.

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Bieeardo
Aug 21, 2000

Someone bold, someone blue, someone borrowed, someone new...


the posted:

I always wonder why Twitter sticks to 192 characters. I imagine that a large majority of their users either post from smartphones or PCs where the limitation isn't an issue. So why stick to it?

Think of a tweet as a comic speech bubble, or a telegram. Short, to the point, and if you're a weirdo you can put a shortened URL in there. You can read them in a glance and go back to what you were doing.

There are services like Twitlonger that basically let you bolt a blog post onto a tweet, and a few clients automatically load those longer ones inline, but only asshats use them. Everyone else just links to their blog.

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