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Who coined the term "fail whale"? Dave Winer and Robert Scoble seemed to have used the term on May 31. RWW says that Nick Quarantino coined the term. But who is this?
July 31, 2008
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Summize shows May 31 as the first reference. GeekMommy gives Scoble credit.
Interesting that it took two days to hit a web page, this
is the first mention according to Google Blog Search. Notably it was linking in to a Flickr shot of the fail whale from Dave Winer uploaded May 31 here
note the thread on the Flickr post: what shall we call it?...fail whale. -
jeffmcneill was first on the Flickr thread, but we dont have the exact time stamp, only that it was May 31 -
Thanks, Louis! It feels like the fail whale had been there for years - and it's only two months old. -
@Duncan Maybe they both started the meme? Interesting that it took that long to hit the blogs. On FF it appeared only a few hours later than on twitter:
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