Look at all these rumors
Surrounding me every day
I iust need some time
Some time to get away from
From all these rumors
I can’t take it no more
- Timex Social Club
TechCrunch has a screenshot and some information about my blogging buddy Guy Kawasaki‘s pending Web 2.0 entry- Truemors, which is apparently a rumor reporting bulletin board with Twitter and Digg-like capabilities.
Where to start….
First of all, I suspect they are going to have an epic spam problem. Sure, they can approve entries, but I bet that’s not their plan. It would be a ton of work and would delay publication of what they probably hope will be time sensitive scoops. There will be the traditional spammers, and the disruptors who just want to post absurd things and make trouble.
I also wonder how many people are going to happily populate Guy’s site with juicy content they could post on their own blogs, web sites, etc.
Finally, I wonder how many people are going to choose to get their gossip news at Truemors, as opposed to other news and quasi-news sites?
The screen shot shows rumors about Phil Mickelson switching golf instructors, Paris Hilton whining about jail, Scarlett Johansson visiting Austin and the Spurs winning a basketball game. Not exactly edge of your seat stuff.
Based on the screen shot, it looks to me like a Digg clone more than anything else.
We have to wait for the public launch to see what Truemors is made of. But based on what little I know right now, I’d have to say the early line is leaning towards a yawner.
Hey Guy, my private beta invite must have gotten lost in the mail. Want to hook me up?