Go away, Kool-Aid and Star Wars

Everyone believes that one of the points of blogging and the internet in general is to connect with other people, right? That’s why we pay attention to things like LinkedIn connections, Technorati rankings, BlogPulse conversation trackers and other tools that let us see who’s connected to who and who’s talking about what, with whom and where.

Well, think again. Isolatr – the first anti social-networking site according to GMSV – has other ideas and offers a click-through alternative for where you can go to for your connections. Undoubtedly an insider joke or two here, but a lead on how to manage your social networking in future is indicated by some quotes from A-list Bloggers like this one:

People always used to approach me to try this or that. I wanted to punch them in the throat. Now they leave me the hell alone. Thanks Isolatr! (Doc Searls)

Next, how silly is Web 2.0 hype getting? To help answer this question, Chris Carfi offers the Web 2.0 or Star Wars Character quiz to see if you can tell the difference.

I scored 22 so that puts me in the ‘too much Kool-Aid‘ category according to the quiz. I don’t see that result as meaning that I have any special knowledge at all about Web 2.0. On the contrary, it shows I know a bit about Star Wars characters.

I’m glad about that. So I’m about normal, then

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with "sketch")

    I’m fairly well up on Web 2.0, but the reason I scored 43 (“get a life!”) is that I’ve been reading Star Wars novels for relaxation the past few months. One really only has to know one or the other genre well to score high–the process of elimination takes care of the rest.

  2. neville

    Nearly twice mine, Sallie. Clearly my Star Wars skills need more polishing. I’d better watch the DVDs all over again. Any excuse ;)

  3. Web 2.0 certification at NevilleHobson.com

    […] I did that and came up with a score of 38%. Heh! As with the Web 2.0 or Star Wars Character quiz, where I scored a measly 22, it looks like I have a way to go. About as much as Adbrite, the firm behind the certifier, er, certifyr. But I proudly display my certification badge anyway: […]

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