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The Onion Breaks Tech News Again

If I was still a technology news reporter (instead of a hack commentator) I'd be mad as all get out at The Onion. This Web site finds stories no one can crack.

Latest example? A startup called OutKube. I'm not sure if this is venture capital-backed or privately funded, but it is truly onto something and could even be the next Myspace, ur, I mean Facebook (if anyone still used Myspace confess your sin to dbarney@redmondmag.com).

So what is OutKube all about? The site is designed to lure Internet jerks away from mouthing off on your social network page and have their flames wars on OutKube instead.

OutKube draws jerks in "with several witless and profanity-laden comments specially designed to incite retaliatory remarks." These losers will be so busy battling on OutKube that they'll leave your site alone.

In case you don't know The Onion, the story is purely farcical.

The coolest part of this whole satire? The Onion created an actual Web site where flamers can mouth off. It's pretty dang funny.

Most stories on the site are reportedly preloaded "with several witless and profanity-laden comments specially designed to incite retaliatory remarks."

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/23/2011 at 1:18 PM


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