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Trend: Single-Serving Sites

27 Nov

purpleWikipedia says “Single Serving Sites is the Internet Phenomenon of creating websites with a dedicated domain name, with only one page, that do one thing only.”

This is a trend that I noticed some time ago. The originators think of a url and fill in the one page website with the most basic of content.

The biggest question that I ask myself is if these are at all interesting and more importantly purposeful.
What you mostly see are sites that are just a funny gadget or sites that give content that you can easily get somewhere else or even know instantly.

For those of you who do appreciate these types of minimalistic, redundant and just plain stupid sites: here is a list of examples:


http://isitchristmas.com/

http://amiawesome.com/

http://whatcoloristheempirestatebuilding.com/

http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/

http://khaaan.com/

http://istwitterdown.com/

http://www.purple.com/

http://yousneezed.com/

http://letsturnthisfuckingwebsiteyellow.com/

http://whatismyip.org/

http://www.isapplestoredown.com/

http://www.internetfirstpage.com/

http://areyoureallysad.com/

http://doesthemailruntoday.com/

http://isobamapresident.com/

http://www.isthedowup.com/

http://isbarackobamamuslim.com/

http://isitcanadadayyet.com/

Maybe this question is too far fetched, but here it goes anyway:
Are we going to a culture where you can just type in your question as an url and the web gives you the answer?
I certainly hope not.

What do you think?

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Posted by on November 27, 2009 in internet, trends

 

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