Reading the tech news of the day, I was moved to sneer at one story, and the Internet piled on in a way that gave me a few chances to snicker, so here they are. [Warning: Adult language.]
I tweeted: “I mean, it's just fucking coupons. #amIcrazyOrAreTheyCrazy”.
@datcatisfat: “No, it's like a ponzi scheme”.
@hfiguiere: “I have some coupons for Bubble 2.0. $10 buys you plenty of steam. :-)”
@coneslayer: “They are. If your whole business consists of taking in $10 and paying out $5, and you can't turn a profit...”
@codinghorror: “HOLY SHIT DID YOU SAY COUPONS?”
@getwired: “But these are REALLY, REALLY GOOD coupons. #notreally”
@lawmerr: “groupon serves mini escapism to the hard up proletariat dirt cheap by exploiting soft demand to nail desperate merchants. Gods work”
@JMBucknall: “Built on top of coupons, and coupons all the way down.”
@philtor: “Oh, but it combines coupons with social networking which means it's full of rainbows and unicorns and magic!”
@calliemiller: “Bubble watch. Dutch tulips in disguise.”
@LyndaVV: “It's SocialMarketing with the coupons being the hook in the form of a precieved deal”
Not all of them are jokes. I think.