Twitter was launched in 2006 with the much more 140-character friendly name of Twttr. Here’s a TechCrunch review of this strange new service in 2006. Much to his credit, Michael Arrington liked what he saw and even suggested they provide an option to make tweets private for added security. Also worthy of note, reference to Dodgeball was made. Such a shame how Google purchased such a promising service that was ahead of Twitter and managed to kill it. Checkout the comments and look at how some saw the value in twitter and how so many didn’t.
Facebook, believe it or not, was originally known as TheFacebook.com. I know it doesn’t seem like much of a big deal but I think it is. Here’s a Badger-Herald review of TheFacebook from way back in 2005. Checkout the comments for some laughs. The readers were already burned out from facebook coverage even back then!
What are some other well-known services that have changed their name? Please share them in the comments.