Thursday, June 23, 2005

Post Secret

So, Thomas linked to Post Secret on one of his Friday Fundays.

I like this idea, but this site is really depressing. Where's the cheer?

So, I want to make a similar (but perhaps, opposite) site, where people can mail in and share their joy and wisdom. But...what to call it?

It's got to be short, easy to remember. PostSecret has the perfect name for what it is: short, to the point. It's a good pattern (medium+content).

So, if the medium is sent material, what word should I use? Note? Message? Memo?

I like the word memo (a short note, or brief unsigned communication). Memo is good. But what to follow it with?

MemoWisdom? MemoTruth? MemoSanity? MemoJoy?

Right now I'm leaning mostly toward MemoJoy, but I think MemoWisdom would encompass a wider range of content.

Right now I'm MemoStumped. Sigh



  1. Very cool. I like PostSecret, but it is a bit depressing at times. Will be fun to see if this one is successful!

  2. That's exactly why I wanted to make this one! I love PostSecret, but I just want the happy parts (call me selfish). My own real life has enough problems; I don't get enough voyeuristic joy from reading about other people's.

    It will be as successful as the submissions. I really need to get the first submission up so that people can see the kind of thing I'm looking for, so I can start advertising. Any suggestions? All my original thoughts tend to be about how much I don't like stupid people (and that's an idea for a different site).


  3. Update:

    I really didn't want to use PostSomething, but in this case, I had to. I was in the middle of an e-mail to George about exactly the kind of content I was looking for, for MemoCheer, when the thought struck me.

    I think PostHumerous is a step in the right direction, but it's a bid morbid (a pun on posthumous?)

    Sigh. Another day, another $10 on a domain name.