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The Art of Naming a Web 2.0 Service

General | March 24, 2006 | 1 min read

It has already been pointed out by many that with the success of the name Flickr, several web-services took a liking to the suffix “ckr”. The result is Enablr, Talkr, RedLettr and even Beggr. 🙂 (Thanks to All Things Web 2.0 for helping with the list) It seems like now they’ve caught on with the URL [part of the name].[rest of the name +licious].us after the success of Del.ico.us. Like Thumbilicious, lib.rario.us, (which really is sleek and elegant version of 43Things) Scriptaculous – to name a few. In big names they trust?

  1. Brad

    It’s really quite interesting how the “Flickr” names are dropping the vowels. I’m not sure if they thought it would be and interesting name or they were just backed into it because it was the only domain name available. I think it is hard enough for some people to navigate the web (older people) so unless you are going for a very young and tech savvy people, you may lead people to the wrong site. (or just call me a vowel lover)Thanks for the blog.

  2. Brad

    It’s really quite interesting how the “Flickr” names are dropping the vowels. I’m not sure if they thought it would be and interesting name or they were just backed into it because it was the only domain name available. I think it is hard enough for some people to navigate the web (older people) so unless you are going for a very young and tech savvy people, you may lead people to the wrong site. (or just call me a vowel lover)Thanks for the blog.