No no …we are not gonna tell you some
anticipated and speculated tales of google+ or alike. Well, the search engine
giants have been busy tweaking its social networking application with hopes of
enjoying the kind of surge in users that pinterest has recently enjoyed.
Having received a mixed reaction from the
google+ public so far, we hop does not go the way of th following misguided
revamps, the worst ever…
When Peter Weller’s gunned – down cop was
turned into the world’s most techie police enforcer, we cheered his gore –
laden, 18-rated revenge. Six years later, everyone’s favourite cyber – avenger
was reincarnated as babysitter to a load of street urchins as film – makers
whiffed the family film dollar. Less “20 seconds to comply”, more “20 minutes
till bedtime, don’t forget to brush your teeth”. The less said about the bit
where he files the better…
Take one ridiculously successful handheld
gaming console -150 million units sold – add a dash of 3D, the Marmite of the
tech world, and hey presto…the most disappointing sales since Ringo’s solo
albums. At least Amazon isn’t considering taking those off its virtual shelves.
In 1985, Coca-Cola Company CEO Roberto
Goizueta, one of the company’s flavor chemists, launched “New Coke”,
proclaiming it smoother, rounder and bolder. In reality, it had just been made
even sweeter by lab boffins. Coke received more than 400,000 complaints and a
psychiatrist was hired to field calls from a devastated public. Three months
later, old Coke was back. While there’s a school of thought that this was a
genius marketing ploy, we facour the cock – up theory.
The Symbian horse has a badly broken leg.
Everyone knows that it’s about to be taken around the bak of the stable to be
put out of its misery. It will be a sad end to a life of clunky performances,
frequently changing jockeys and guilt at previously having nearly lost its
owners the farm. But, while Sybian still breathes, and as Windows Phone 7 is
busy loading the barrels, let’s dress it up with some slightly rounder icons
and start calling it a girl’s name, shall we? Let it live its last moments as
mutton dressed as OS lamb.
most popular Social networking site from 2006 to 2008: My Space
The most popular Social networking site
from 2006 to 2008, MySpace was worth $12 billion in 2007. Then Facebook came
along and that was the end of that –profits plummeted, staff were dismissed.
The radical, company-salvaging solution? Change the world “space” in the logo
to an actual space. Like when Gazza wanted to be called G8, but without the
chance of even sympathy vote usage.
Sonic The HedgeHog
The Sonic of the 90s was a hardcore,
destroy-everything-in-its-path badass of a mammal who you wouldn’t wish to ruck
with. Fast forward to the present day and you find a rather more sedate
Mr.Hedgehod often being outpaced in Olympic events by fat Italian workmen. At
one point he even ride a horse. A horse! A hedgehog on a horse?! What next, a
plumber riding a dinosaur? Oh…
The democratic social news-sharing website
The democratic social news-sharing website
had something of a revamp on August 25 last year. It removed numerous features
that people actually quite liked and was accused of favouring stories from big,
nasty corporate news sites rather than the little guys. August 30 became Quite
Digg Day and CEO kevin Rose’s resignation was accepted earlier this year
Most bands that go electro U2 circa Pop;
the Killers asking whether we are human or, in fact, er, dancer; Robbie
Williams prating about dring his Rudebox disaster; the arthritic drum &
bass stylings of David bowie’s 1997 Earthling album …Do us a favour, boys…leave
the synths alone.
Sky TV’s EPG
Where’s the music gone? Why can the screen
only manage to squeeze in a few channel listings at a time? Why does the little
telly in the corner of the listings always manage to reveal who won the Grand
Prix? But what makes us most sad about it all? No Christmas music from October
till February. Boo
Ever Facebook tweak ever or so it would
seem. Every so often the social networking empire pushes through a tiny update
and, on cue, Facebook-ers start petitions en masse, as if Zuckerberg and co
will just bow to public opinion and change it all back a day later nobody has
any clue what the “old Facebook” looked like, as they punch in status updates
like massive goldfish. Revamps..Worsts ever!