Talk Like a Pirate Spreads Quickly in Web 2.0

By Yesterday was International Talk Like a Pirate Day and boy was it big in the Web 2.0 world this year. It seemed everywhere you looked there was a Pirate themed logo, Pirate jokes, and more ARRRS than you wanted to read. Flickr changed their logo for the day and Meebo introduced new pirate buddy icons. Flickr.comSo why the change? Just a few short years ago Talk Like a Pirate Day was only followed by your local uber geeks in between games of D&D and reruns of Dragon Ball Z.

In this Web 2.0 connected world, trends like Pirate Day grow at a tremendous rate. I have serious doubts that most people on Twitter posting ARRR this and ARRR that (myself included) were walking around their office calling their boss a LANDLUBBER! The internet has always allowed people to be more open and the social networking aspect of Web 2.0 helps further that even more.

Pirate Day Logo
I did have a fun time reading the countless ARR Twitter updates throughout the day, and even posted a few of my own. I would not be surprised if next year we are receiving invites to a Pirate only social network! Quick, someone register You never know!

On a side note I would love to see some traffic stats on for yesterday. Knowing the site was bombarded with traffic yesterday and not seeing one AdSense ad makes my stomach hurt.