Proof that Web 2.0 has officially jumped the shark. Dunder Mifflin ran into trouble when the social networking aspect of their paper purchasing site attracted child predators. When the hit TV sit com, The Office, pokes fun at Web 2.0 you know the end has already passed.
Don’t get me wrong. There is a place for sites like myspace, facebook, and linkedin. However, every web app does not have to be linked to a community. Sometimes it is nice to pull yourself away from the pack, get your work done, and have some alone time.
The latest web apps to include social networking functionality are cellar tracking sites such as Vinfolio’s Vin Cellar. The new version of Vin Cellar allows you to link you cellar to your facebook profile.
While wine collecting is an awesome hobby that can lead to long lasting friendships, I’m not sure I want my professional facebook friends to have an insight into my wine habits.
Does the world really need to know how many bottles I have purchased?
Do my friends really need a blow by blow recap of my nightly consumption?
Do my friends really need to know that I cracked open a $300 bottle last night? Just because.
If wine collections are fair game in Web 2.0, why not just include Bank Accounts and Stock Portfolios? Why not? The fact that I bounced 6 checks last month is far more interesting than the insipid Pinot Grigio I was forced to drink last week at a dinner party. For that matter, in today’s green economy the fact that I placed an order for 10 reams of unrecycled really is quite scandalous. No wonder Dunder Mifflen launched a social aspect to their site.
Well, at Nimbletoad we are drawing a line in the sand. Our new wine cellar management program Vinecat will be a one to one relationship between you and your cellar. Enter your wines quickly, find them fast, and surprise you friends at the next dinner party because they have no idea what is in your cellar.