CatchThis Blog / internet naming

Laurel Sutton

January 6, 2010

(A version of this article appeared recently at Marketing Profs.) Like the internet phenoms they trumpeted, internet company names of the last decade have been, by turns, wildly inventive, deeply troubled, breathtakingly silly, serviceable (if dull)—and occasionally, brilliant. As a bicoastal naming company that’s christened more than our share of internet phenoms, Catchword looked back […]

Mark Skoultchi

December 7, 2009

It makes sense that the granddaddy of social networks would try to prove it was hip with one last hurrah. I’m sure the board of directors or the management team has grand plans for how to make Friendster relevant again. But, there are a few problems with their relaunch strategy. The simple fact of the […]

Mark Skoultchi

November 9, 2007

I’ve been experimenting with Pandora lately, that increasingly popular music matching website otherwise known as the “music genome project”. Pretty cool stuff actually. So far, fairly accurate. It hasn’t once suggested I’d like The Who (sorry sorry – inside joke). Most people have some idea of who Pandora was, or at least they know something […]

Burt Alper

September 7, 2007

Following my recent post about televisiphonernetting, Maria forwarded me the following blog post. It appears that Goodby and Perfect Fools are the ones responsible for my new favorite term. They’ve also created a fun, interactive flash experience called TripleSlanguage. It turns out televisiphonernetting is only one of many cute and clunky coined names in the […]

Burt Alper

June 25, 2007

Two of my favorite social networks both have somewhat risky brand names. Yelp is a great tool to share opinions on almost any consumer experience (restaurants, hair salons, car sharing services, etc.). Flickr is the hottest way to store, share, and print digital photos. The word “yelp” means a sharp high-pitched cry. “Flicker” is the […]