The Great Internet Color Wars on Twitter

Let the ColorWars begin!

Like every crazy trend on twitter, Colorwars2008 started out as an inside joke. An inside joke I was not privy too. Is is because I’m Canadian?

My Story:
I wake up around *tea time and find a crazy **color thing happening on twitter. All the cool kids had added a “Team Color” to their twitter avatars. Naturally, I am confused and like many Non-Silicon Valley outsiders, I just didn’t quite get the joke. After searching googly & twitter, I was even further down the rabbit hole with who started it (Team Very Green’s Gary Vaynerchuk or Team Blue’s @zefrank) and why and just simply “Wha- happened?”

I’m not sure anyone really has a clue why they are doing it and for what greater purpose.

Choosing a Colour:
I’m partial to the Gold Team’s current avatar graphic and the fact that a number of Gold followers are Pro Viking horns (finally, I fit in!). Team Blue doesn’t even have an avatar. Lame. Team #FF1CAE has got iJustine’s l0v3, but Veronica is supporting Team Very Green.

Joining a twitter color team:
Just follow your team of preference on twitter and hizzah you are part of 2008 Colorwars. There are maaaaany teams, but here is a list of the main ones.

Twitter ColorWars begins tomorrow! What team are you? Convince me to join your team, I dare you!!

*Don’t judge me for my nocturnal habit, I was designing a sweet web site into the wee hours…. Ok fine, I was procrastinating the designing of a sweet web site whilst watching movies… sue me.

**Colour > Color. No one respects the Queen’s English anymore.


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    March 19, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Go Team Very Green

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    Chris Magnusson
    March 19, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    Why does it have to be about the colours?

    Why are there no pattern teams? Or 3D form teams?

    Team argyle? Team plaid? Team herringbone? Team fishscale? Team tetrahedran? Team hexahedron? Team dodecahedron?

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    March 19, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    Oh great, now I have to pick a colour.

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    March 19, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    HA! Join the web 2.0 team, @c0ff00team.
    LIME GREEN is like the most web 2.0 colour ever… mostly.

    (see what I did thar?)

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    March 19, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    @C0FF00team, I mean. Always forget the “team” at the end. Ugh.

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    Chris Magnusson
    March 19, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Why not actually @c0ffee? That works for hex. It’s a nice sky-ish blue.

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    March 19, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    I like the blue team. Right this second I am looking at a lot of blue….the dolphins swimming around in “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Blue is pretty.

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    Mostly Lisa
    March 20, 2008 at 1:56 AM

    I think I might be over the color wars.

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    March 20, 2008 at 4:31 AM

    Man twitter freaks me out sometimes, so many weird things go on . A little unpredictable but fun I suppose

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    michael wilson
    March 20, 2008 at 9:35 AM

    I think I’ll give this one a miss as I have dance class tonight and designing a dr who website for my nieces all day tommorrow and the next day..and the next day….and the etc.

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    March 20, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Team Very Green has the promise of presents! That was enough for me ;)

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    Chris Magnusson
    March 20, 2008 at 6:11 PM

    Ooh! Presents! Can one belong to two teams at the same time?

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    March 26, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Mahalawala woman, … sorry i just dont get close enough to celebs.

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