19 Jun '11, 10am

Is a category defining name any better than a catchy name like Twitter? Microblogging.com…

Is a category defining name like ‘Microblogging’ so much better than a catchy name like Twitter? J.B. | June 19, 2011 | Comments 0 Comments Tweet Perhaps the most well known of all microblogging services is Twitter. If you ask someone, “What is Twitter?”, they know what it is. But if you ask someone if they know about “microblogging”, you might get a puzzled look in response. Yesterday, Sedo broker Ryan Colby announced on his Twitter page that the domain name microblogging.com is up for sale. In October 2010, the domain name groupbuying.com went up for auction . The reserve range for groupbuying.com was $100,000+, but even with sites like Groupon enjoying a massive amount of success, the domain failed to sell . Meanwhile, new startups in the group buying space started using catchy names like Scoopon and Mobba. As I wrote in late November , it seemed that while groupbuying....

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