Dilbert.com Gets A Web 2.0 Look & Feel

Posted Apr 21, 2008

Dilbert.com, the United Media cartoon authored by Scott Adams has upgrade it’s web site to the styles of Web 2.0. Each reader can share, embed, subscribe to the RSS, and and embed widgets of today’s strips into social networks of blogs. The widgets support MySpace, Facebook, MyYearBook, Vista, Yahoo!, iGoogle, Netvibes, Live.com, and Hi5. Users can also comment on and vote for each strip as demoed below.

Below is a screen shof of the new Dilbert homepage. You’ll notice several features such as animation and mash-ups were added.

Mash-ups will have 3 features. The first feature is for the user to submit their own punchline. Next month, users will be able to write the dialogue for the entire strip.

The Animation section is a quick humorous piece of a Dilbert sketch through the use of Adobe Flash. The animation is produced by Scott Adams and produced by RingTales.com. These animations have a share button that can be sent to Digg, Facebook, and/or del.icio.us.

The mashup system has filters to prevent users from profanity when creating the comic dialogue. With these new features, United Media and Scott Adams want to make Dilbert more viral and encourage readers to keep coming back to the web site.

To see Scott Adams take a beating in Second Life, click here.

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[1] Dilbert.com relaunches with Web 2.0 flavor by Daniel Terdiman