Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Great Internet Color Wars of 2008

What? You haven't heard of the Great Internet Color Wars of 2008 yet?

When you need a quick break from training for the Lost Olympic Sport, join the war and pick a team. It's kind of like middle school field day, but for the Internet people. ^_^

The line for the color wars was drawn in the sand with two simple Twitters, geniously unleashed by Ze Frank with no context whatsoever:

Good Morning! As you can see, i am now a member of the blue team!

what team are you on? don't make up some imaginary team either...for God's
sake the color wars are coming!

Seriously, this was a 100% context-free challenge! Love it. The context is being built largely by the people who pick teams and declare allegiances and willingness to participate in whatever this thing becomes. So after a few days, there is a little bit of context, and a little bit of infrastrucure . But mostly this is quick and nimble and make-it-up-as-you-go-along, which is awesome and super ARG-like at heart. P.S. I'm on the Goldteam.

1 comment:

Oh. It's Kristen Again. *sigh* said...

I can't believe I am going to say this, and I never thought my loyalty would be SO very ingrained in me... but I can't join you on the gold team --- not only did we have our own color wars in high school - like zefrank describes on his colorwars website - but we were assigned one of our two school colors as soon as we were admitted. Green or Gold. Then we battled every year for points (like in harry potter) to win the school cup.

I was on the green team.

I'll have to pick another color. Maybe not green - but sorry. I can't -- I just can't choose gold. We were not mean to be, Jane! :)