Saturday, 28 May 2011
Disrupt Hack Baitr Skewers Viral Launch Pages
While Baitr didn't win the TC Disrupt Hackathon, it did win the minds and hearts of those in attendance who had a tendency towards black humor. Baitr, a Launchrock-type viral launch page that does nothing but visualize your email falling into the abyss, isn't at all useful. But it is funny. Says creator Peter Watts, "Launchrock is good for entrepreneurialism but it's also bad [for users] because you sign up for these services, and then you never hear back from them." Watts hopes that his hack will encourage startups to do something more productive with their beta sign up page.