Word On The Street:An Open Letter To Web Future Guys From Us Regular Cool User Guys
I’m not a tech guy.
I hate technorati. I’m a new blogger.I used to not care about technorati but people talked about it (I heard the buzz) and so I jumped in. Now it tells me my site hasn’t been indexed in ten days. Great. I don’t care about the bells and whistles. Just make the shit work.
I got bugged by friends to join MySpace. So I joined. One word. Over-rated. I pop in about once a week to see what’s happening. Since I’m not a 13 year old white girl I don’t really care about it. MySpace is a lot of noise about a lot of noise. It’s not hard to see it falling apart. Note to uncool people who make stuff: If everybody talks about it, it’s not worth talking about.
De.lic.io.us or however it’s spelled. Kinda ugly. Didn’t really understand it. Heard it got sold for a lot of money. Why? Geeky.Geeky.Geeky. (Not that there is anything wrong with that.) But I really don’t use it. I like the idea of saving sites but that is not the solution. The names not even simple.
RSS…um, I think I use it. I get my feeds on My Yahoo. I actually like My Yahoo. It’s so fucking simple. Just press the button and the stuff shows up. My list is too long though. Who has time to look at all that stuff?
Flickr is cool. I don’t take a lot of pictures but my friends now take pictures all the time. That is a good site. It’s pretty.
Blog Networks give me no reason to visit them. They need to get out with us regular folks once in while. Stop talking among themselves and give us content that matters. Except Gawker Media stuff. Gawker is cool.
I read a lot of blogs. Really. Most of them suck, (like this one.) What I really like to do is discover new blogs. Discover new voices. That’s where the coolness is in blogs. Finding someone with something new to say. It’s hard to do because people don’t add new people to blogrolls or they fill it with people everyone already know. That sucks. The A list is not really an A list to cool people. It’s an ignore list. People will link to them anyway. And you know an A-lister sucks when he doesn’t include links to anybody else. No blogroll is an arrogance. Do you really think we think you don’t read anyone else? Be like us regular folks and give a little love to those you read. And change it once a month.
Web 2.0 is where geeks make stuff for other geeks. Ever read mashable? I like it because it shows new stuff. And new is cool. I’m discovering something. But most of the stuff is stuff i would never use. Really. numbler? When was the last time you used a spreadsheet. Or your son used a spread sheet? Doesn’t one come with Microsoft XP? I’m just a regular guy. I don’t use it. I’m sure there are people drooling over that stuff. But they don’t live here.
You know what I want? I want the stuff you make to work. Exceed Expectations. And I want it to be cool. And I have to discover it myself. Or a friend of mine has to discover it and pass it me. No one wants anything aimed at masses. It has to be simple. I don’t have time to think. I think all day about all kinds of stuff. You Tube has a button I can press. I don’t have to think.
We, the future, want things from small companies which talk to us as individuals, treat us like friends, and make stuff that work. We’ll hate you when you get too big or greedy. We’ll hate you if you tell everyone about it. Let us do that.
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