Gigglebit: TV’s truly terrible attempts at coming up with website names

13 Feb 2015

The Simpsons' Facebook variant is understandable

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Today we look at TV shows and their dreadful, embarrassing internet creations to help them portray the online world, right on their very show.

There are countless Facebook disaster’s, such as Facefile, Yourface, Facebranch and the understandably titled Springface on the Simpsons.

Then there are search engines, search engines galore. Searchblazer, a bizarre GoPerro, a Google-coloured Roundsearch and the wonderfully titled Searchsies. Please, someone, create!

The other main strand of this wonderful, weird world of fake online life is, of course, YouTube. But alas still, this name is not used. In its place we find Host’n’ Share, Your Clip Shot, the worryingly named Splashface and again, a brilliant final entrant, You Will View It.

Dating sites are somewhat less bizarre given the plethora of strange sites that do exist in real life. Still, Cupid Ain’t is a gem.

Here they are, in all their glory. There’s an exhaustive list at, too. Enjoy!

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic