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Robert Scoble links to Newsgator naming contest. I think some of the concerns from Greg might be valid. I myself was worried before starting to use Newsgator as it had the word 'gator' in the name and I was linking it to the spyware 'gator'. I am sure that many people who are not that involved in website browsing and doing their own research might be put off by the word 'Newsgator' as they have been told bad things about 'gator' in the past and they associate this with Newsgator. Just before I started using Newsgator, I searched around the Newsgator website, read their privacy policies and also searched the 'who is' database to find whether there was any relation at all.

Now I don't have many ideas on the new name, but I see few people suggesting and the names start with the word 'news'XXX. As I see the product, it is delivering to us more than the news. Not all I am subscribed to is news, there are blog which are not news to me, there are news feeds that I subscribe to, forums and things like that. So the name should be something else and not starting with the word 'news'. A word that sticks on the mind!

Tejas Patel


Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 1:30 PM Misc. | Back to top

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