Help write the lyrics to “Give PNG a chance”

September 3rd, 2009. Tagged: Fun, images, Music, Web1.0

As you know yours truly is a guitar hero wannabe. So I'm playing with the idea of recording a song/video called "Give PiNG a Chance", cover of "Give peace a chance". Hopefully whoever hears it will then think twice before saving a GIF instead of PNG. Imagine. And the web will be as one... :D

Here's the lyrics so far, it's a work-in-progress. If anyone can think of rhyming Web 2.0 buzzwords, please comment.

Give PNG a Chance

#1
Everybody's talking about

Web 2
YouTube
WordPress
CMS
    Highrise
    Enterprise
    Crowd sourcing
    Open sourcing
Phone texting
Unit testing 
Foo bars
Avatars

All we are saying is: give PNG a chance

#2
Everybody's talking 'bout

Long Tail
Junk Mail
Fail Whale
Ruby Rail
    Webcasting
    Screencasting
    Podcasting
    Vodcasting
Cloud computing
Tele commuting
Trackbacks
Pingbacks
    Less is More
    Apple store
    Link whore
    Browser war

All we are saying is: give PNG a chance


#3
Everybody's talking about
RSS, CSS
HTML, XML
    SOA, RIA
    API, CGI
REST-POST, GET-HEAD
SOAP? Nope!
    SEO, SMO
    CPM, CRM
SQL, YQL
SMS, MMS

All we are saying is: give PNG a chance
All we are saying is: give PNG a chance
All we are saying is: give PNG a chance
All we are saying is: give PNG a chance
Yup, no more GIFs
All we are saying is: give PNG a chance
All we are saying is: give PNG a chance...

Unused buzzwords

Here's my laundry list of buzzwords I thought of but didn't use so far in the lyrics. If you think of good rhymes as you look through the list, please comment.

  • flickr
  • blog
  • blogging
  • wiki
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • outlook
  • ajax
  • comet
  • firefox
  • chrome
  • ie6.. ie8
  • explorer
  • navigator
  • digg
  • blogger
  • safari
  • opera
  • RoR
  • PHP
  • CDN
  • SMS, MMS
  • WTF
  • FTW
  • web service
  • Perl, cURL
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • social
  • social media
  • social tagging
  • click-through
  • agile
  • photoshop
  • rounded corners
  • fluid layout
  • iPhone
  • Air, PEAR
  • Sliverlight,
  • mobile
  • JavaScript
  • flash
  • buzzwords
  • keywords
  • microblogging
  • microformats
  • micropayment
  • semantic web
  • validators
  • web standards
  • folksonomy
  • taxonomy
  • tagging
  • phishing scam
  • spam
  • widget
  • gadget
  • geotagging
  • linkbait
  • bookmarking
  • viral
  • tag clouds
  • view source
  • torrents
  • bit torrent
  • github
  • blog
  • mashup
  • pagerank
  • social network

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  2. This is hilarious! And a good cause to boot. I can’t wait to hear the result!
    You are about 12 years late (http://burnallgifs.org/archives/) but maybe the first one with a song. And sadly the problem still exists…

  3. [...] The http://givepngachance.com URL is currently pretty blank, but I intend to add more PNG-related stuff there. Oh, and the lyrics. [...]

  4. hey like this song mate its getting better!

  5. [...] (I wonder how come our honorable Performance Calendar curator hasn’t thought about such song [...]

  6. How about this as an additional verse:

    #4
    Everybody’s talking ’bout

    Page Rank
    ClickBank
    Click-Through
    Mountain View

    Authentication
    Registration
    Emulation
    Exploitation

    Link Bait
    Browser State
    Mod Deflate
    Lightweight

    Newbie
    Ruby
    PHP
    CSS3

    All we are saying is: give PNG a chance!

  7. http://www.google.com

  8. please generated this speeds

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