I haven’t been a big fan of college basketball since my days in college, but I can’t resist getting a little excited when everyone starts talking about filling out brackets. So in the spirit of the tournament and all the copycats it generates, I thought I’d produce my own bracket system … the buzzword-compliant “Web 2.0” Madness! With all the seriousness in the industry right now (and heck, in this blog) I thought a few lighthearted posts might be in order.
16 teams in each of 4 divisions, will face off head to head to yield one Champion. Half the entrants are companies or sites, the other half are individuals. I tried to avoid selecting individuals who are already covered by the companies they represent, and tried to avoid companies/sites which are owned by other entrants. I probably failed on both fronts … sorry. This is my first attempt at filling out the 64 competitors, including a really half-baked “ranking” in each division. Trust me, it’s a mess.
Please hit me with some comments on who I forgot, who I should have left out, and why my rankings are awful. If you get your comments in in time, I can modify the brackets or re-order them prior to running the matchups. I’ll publish head-to-head competitions over the course of the next few weeks (or until I lose interest and get distracted by something shiny!), and hopefully I can crown a “Web 2.0 Champion” some time in April.
Division: Industry Contributors (heavily biased towards people I know about)
Division: “Celebrities” (heavily biased towards people on twitter)
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