Belfast web2.0 company The Big Word Project gets Wired

15th of May 2008 by admin

The Big Word Project set up by Paddy Donnelly and Lee Munroe, two University of Ulster students from Belfast, get some coverage in Wired.

They have all of the 291,500 Oxford English Dictionary entries in their inventory — so plenty of opportunity to make some money with this venture.

The project allows you to purchase a word from our list to represent your site. Your site will then represent this word in our list and when people click on it, they will be taken to your site. The project is aimed at changing definitions and creating a new tapestry of words, meaning altogether different things.

We’re selling words for $1 per letter. Find it, click it, buy it :-)

For example, you may buy the word ‘Donkey’ for $6 and it will link to your site dedicated to donkeys. The word ‘Donkey’ will then be the gateway to your site and the definition will be changed. No longer will the word Donkey mean ‘a woodworking apparatus consisting of a clamping frame and saw, used for cutting marquetry veneers’, instead it will now be represented visually by ‘Chris’s Donkey Site’.

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4 Responses to “Belfast web2.0 company The Big Word Project gets Wired”

Fair dues to the lads if they make money out of it, but that’s the stupidest “Web 2.0″ thing I’ve seen yet. The people that actually buy words should be taken outside and shot for the good of humanity.


Equally baffled – unless its their attempt at another version of the million dollar homepage…

Nobody will ever use this, they aren’t ensuring that there is correlation between sites and the associated words being purchased, i.e. if you click “panoramic” you get the university of utah, if you click “greengrocery” you get a guy selling traffic solutions for websites.

I have found a similar site but with a better design;