How NOT to do Web 2.0 – No Cork is not near Drogheda

Web 2.0 is great – it allows users to get involved on your website. shows not how to do it. Just be lazy and not bother to tell your website that Cork is not near Drogheda (for our non-Irish-based readers, they’re at opposite ends of the country, about a 4-5hr commute!).

Why should I bother to report to you that ‘Cork is not Drogheda’ if you haven’t done your basic research and looked at the map? Save your ‘wisdom of crowds’ stuff for items that you can’t find anywhere else.


  1. Michael Neale · June 24, 2008

    Well – it could be worst. In Australia we get people asking how long should they allow to drive from Sydney to Perth. I usually tell them eternity (given the size and nature of the country, you are not likely to make it if you don’t realise what the distance is ;).

    Or – what happened to good old geography? I didn’t know where “Drogheda” is, but its not hard to find, but I DID now where Cork was, and have known since school.

    Kids these days !

  2. Paul Browne · June 24, 2008

    Of course, most people in Ireland reckon that all cities in Australia are within 1 or 2 hours of each other (but it looks like that on the map!). It’s not like Oz is bigger than Texas. Or Alaska. Or most of Western Europe 🙂

    Point is , that if I put up a Jobs Website that made that mistake , would you trust them with the personal details on your CV?

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