Web 2.0 Drinking Game


Thanks to Wayne for pointing out the Web 2.0 drinking game. It only covers a handful of Web 2.0 companies, so I'll add a few generic rules to the mix. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

  • Take a drink every time a site is labeled "disruptive."
  • Take two more drinks if it was called "disruptive" by Techcrunch.
  • Take a drink every time a company has no business model.
  • Take a drink if the company has VC funding yet any decent web programmer could code the whole thing from scratch in just a weekend.
  • Take a drink if the site seeks to build "network effects," but provides no value to anyone until such time as the network is established.
  • Take a drink if the site attempts to use peer production without any incentive to the peers.
  • Take a drink if the site uses the "wisdom of crowds," but the only crowd on the site is the readership of Techcrunch.
  • Take one drink for each time the company assumes that every signup will turn into a frequent site visitor.
  • Take one drink if the company has the underpants gnome business model.
  • Take two drinks if the company is in beta.
  • If you are a VC, finish the whole bottle, go home and pass out, and don't come back to work until Web 2.0 is over. You will save a lot of money that way.
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If you played this game with Rolling Rock, take a few more drinks just because it's sooooo good.