It's The Wikipedia Of Cliches

from the have-fun-with-this-one... dept

In the online world, everyone loves to describe whatever it is they’re doing in terms of what’s hot right then. Often this comes in the form of combining two hot things (e.g., “it’s like Craigslist meets Flickr” or “it’s like tags meet spam”). However, just as often, it involves a “the _______ of ________” type mad libs statement. The first blank is whatever is hot, and the second is the area of the project in question. Jeremy Wagstaff has noticed that this particular pattern is becoming particularly popular when it comes to Wikipedia. He lists out a bunch of quotes with people claiming their product is the wikipedia of something. Feel free to play along at home with your favorite search engine.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “It's The Wikipedia Of Cliches”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...