Back in February of this year, Twitter was ranked as one of the fastest growing websites and had a reported growth of over 1300 percent. It’s rival site, FaceBook, reported only a growth of over 225 percent the same month. While a 225 percent growth sounds great, it’s not even in the same league as Twitter. So with the popularity of Twitter, I am sure it comes to no surprise that there are people who create spoofs or parody sites in an attempt to capture some of the attention and traffic. And so we have a site called Woofer.
Woofer is just like Twitter. The only difference is instead of limiting characters to 140, this spoof site forces users to use 1,400 characters or more before being able to publish. A lot of interest has been generated and Woofer seems to be taking off pretty rapidly. The large reason why is because people are using Twitter to tell their friends about it by sending their own Tweets that point links to their Woofer page.
The spoof site is interesting and actually has some short term potential. In terms of being an online publisher, I always look for ways to accumulate user generated content. As an online publisher, content is worth merit. The more user generated content I have, the less I have to write myself or pay someone else to do. Woofer has quite a bit of value simply because users are volunteering their time to write 1,400 characters of unique content. (more…)