So here is a little game that takes some honesty, a little imagination, and (let’s be frank here) a fair amount of cynicism:
1) Think of a bunch of possible names of a web companies (e.g., “Zingit!” or “WhamWeb”). The honesty part is that you need to think of names you haven’t heard before.
2) Look up the names.
3) Score points. 1 point if the name was used, 2 points if the name is *still* being used, 5 points if the name was used, but the company is now defunct, 10 points if spammers have taken over the dead company’s web site. 50 points if the company logo was a sock puppet of any kind. Subtract 2 points for misses.
Oh yeah, and +100 points if you catch a drive-by virus while looking up the name…
For instance (and you’ll just have to believe that I wrote these down first, then looked):
|Zingit!||parked +1 point|
|FastPages||hit! +2 (some company in NZ)|
(If you comment on your own efforts, please do not include any full URLs — I don’t want this to become a linkback farm).