Blogfinder: the perfect linkbait

You know those joke sites with the serious lead-up to a punchline, where the "monitor test" or "Let the computer draw you" test gives you one answer no matter what you put in? And how you should only pass on the joke with the same straight face?

I tried writing up this free advertising viral joke for job-hunting site Wurk.net with a straight face. But it reads like Bruce Sterling, danah boyd, and William Gibson collaborating on an ecstasy-fueled all-nighter:

blogfinder (beta) is an experimental web 2.0 hub that connects influential early-opinion-leaders via a transparent, ajax-founded, tagging/detagging framework that is entirely based on documented hyper-neural, multi-threaded, semantic progression algorithms, collective global intelligence, and existing, conversation-led, social-media folksonomies.

Go try it out, giggle at the results, and wait for Michael Arrington to value it at $40 mil.

After the jump, the original press release.

blogfinder.net (beta) [blogfinder.net]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ā€” 29 March 2006 ā€“- blogfinder (beta), an
experimental web 2.0 application that connects bloggers with other
like-minded bloggers soft-launched today.

blogfinder (beta) is an experimental web 2.0 hub that connects
influential early-opinion-leaders via a transparent, ajax-founded,
tagging/detagging framework.

The application is entirely based on documented hyper-neural,
multi-threaded, semantic progression algorithms, collective global
intelligence, and existing, conversation-led, social-media
folksonomies.

blogfinder (beta) focuses on creating a brand new agenda of radical
trust, built on an engaging, 'X-cloud' user-generation platform that
will fully enable:

- rich-experience, relationship-driven, community networks
- advanced, reverse-flow, citizen journalism pathways, and
- collaborational, peer-to-peer, personal publishing

"Using blogfinder (beta) is simple", said the app's developer. "Our
software makes an informed decision, and suggests the blogs you should
be reading based on a subset of the thought processes, opinion
formats, and idea structures you have recently recorded on your own
blog."

"It's the most exciting application of social web engineering that we
are likely to see all afternoon."

Contact, more information and live demo at http://blogfinder.net