Tuesday, March 01, 2011

“The Future of Wasting Time”

My son Paul gave up his Facebook account over a year ago, referring to their ever-evolving privacy measures as "Orwellian." Although I miss the exciting photo collection, with its evolution of his hair, I still follow him on Twitter.

Together we have discussed the future of social networking, and we both agree that Facebook will go the way of MySpace by the middle of this decade. The question remains as to what will replace it? We would have guessed at a cross between Facebook and Twitter. But nearly two years ago, someone else came up with an idea of their own.

YouTwitFace was born from the ramblings of a dinner party conversation back in March [of 2009]. However, unlike most great ideas hatched at dinner parties, Bryan Kay took the idea and ran with it, creating YouTwitFace.com the very next day.

On June 3rd, 2009 Conan O’Brien broke the news to the world with his year 3000 skit, revealing us to the world.

Suddenly, we had a problem that many web sites only dream of: thousands of visitors, but a site still under development. Awkward. Thanks, CoCo.

Now we are in a mad development phase to bring you our vision, which Conan came pretty close to nailing. Stay tuned!

And follow us on Twitter: @YTFtweet

By the end of the 1980s, when a software application still in development was pre-hyped out the wazoo for months before its release, it was referred to as "vaporware." (Longtime Mac users may remember Informix and its spreadsheet software called "Wingz." Oh yes, I've still got my letter jacket.) This must be a similar phenomenon.

“The future of wasting time. Development is still underway. Stay tuned!”

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