Never judge a website by an article in the Metro

After reading this article about Cowbird, a new website where you share real-life stories, I was put off by the founder Jonathan Harris’ gushing comments. He talks about how the website aims to ‘create a Wikipedia of life experience’ by ‘building a community that’s dedicated to a deeper, slower, longer-lasting kind of self-expression’ than the fast pace of Twitter and Facebook. I couldn’t work out if he was being serious or not.

Despite this I carried on reading. When describing the thinking behind the name Cowbird, he says he wanted to ‘combine the traits’ of the two animals: the ‘contemplative grounded presence’ of a cow and the ‘very fast and free’ nature of a bird. At this point I had to see how bad this website was so I could snigger some more. But when I Googled it, I was pleasantly surprised.

Have a look and tell us what you think.


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on Apr 13, 2012

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