Posted on January 1, 2008
Filed Under Commercial Interruptions |
I named Zivity one of the Dumbest Startups of 2007 and then provided some critical analysis of the company after it was announced that Zivity co-founder Cyan Banister was going to pose topless to promote the company.
When I opened my email yesterday I noticed an email from Cyan. Immediately I assumed that I had received my first cease and desist notice. Of course, in addition to the fact that Drama 2.0 never posts libel, I’m based out of exotic locales whose governments tend to joke about the United States government. And I don’t even exist, which would complicate things further.
But I was pleasantly surprised to read that Cyan found my posts humorous and enjoyed reading them. She’s a big supporter of free speech and thinks that more people need to cheer up. And to put her money where her mouth is, she even sent a nice little donation that will be duly applied towards my bottle service this Friday night.
While my skepticism about Zivity hasn’t diminished, I’m naming the company 2007 Startup with the Best Sense of Humor. Silicon Valley needs more people (and companies) like this. It seems far too many people in the technology business have something stuck up their ass. Granted, Silicon Valley is a huge sausage fest which I’d imagine can cause some frustration, but that’s still no excuse to lack a sense of humor.
So here’s a toast to Zivity. If the company ever finds itself with some models that are causing trouble, they have an open invitation to send them along to me. At no cost, I’ll get them back in line. After all, dealing with models is the story of my life.Print This Post