A couple of days ago, I wrote about the hilarious but unfortunate implications of running a website called su’pot.ph (Accent for clarity. LOL.), expressing my bemusement over the whole thing and wondering if they actually knew what they were doing when they bought that domain name.
Then just yesterday, someone I have zero common friends with invited me to Facebook, and in one of those rare times, I actually went and accepted the invitation. He didn’t take too long before he introduced himself to me, though. This is how that innnnteresting conversation panned out…
So far, so good.
Did I mention this was reeeealllly awkward?
Because really, if they’re pushing a good product, a funny name could only make them even more memorable and not take anything away from the quality of their services at all.
Do I take back what I said about the unfortunate implications of naming your site su’pot.ph? Obviously not. Those implications still stand, and I’m sure I’m not the first person to notice it, since even the CEO himself knew it from the get-go. Before he said goodbye to me on Facebook, he even squeezed in a “Go Team Supot” battlecry, which I actually chuckled at aloud, because it seemed so self-aware, coming from him.
But do I now realize that it was all part of the plan because it was all about getting people to talk about them? Absolutely, and I obviously fell for it hook, line, and sinker. Remind me to interview you guys next time to get the full story behind the site, because right now, the fridge logic of the whole thing is only beginning to sink in.
Well played, su’pot.ph. Well played.