Dilbert creator Scott Adams is the man. First, he creates a brilliant comic strip about the world of work. And now, proving he has the balls to give the power to the people, he's allowing the reading public to create their own punch-lines.
In the near future, you will be able to re-write entire Dilbert strips either as a group or by yourself.
Aside from the cartoon mashups, other Web 2.0 features include:
- animated Dilbert strips every weekday (on iTunes)
- strip rankings
- sharable favorite lists
- RSS feeds
Considering Adams already keeps a verbose blog and makes his private e-mails public, this foray into the social media/networking realm is not surprising.
When mashing up Dilbert comic strips, you will have three choices:
Punch line: fans can rewrite the final frame of a daily strip. Adams creates the setup, the audience provides the punch lines.
My Dilbert (coming in May): fans will be able to rewrite the entire strip.
Group Mash (coming in May): fans will be able to rewrite one panel, with the ability to share with other users and have them write the rest. Scott Adams will participate by authoring random frames with his audience and looking to see whether strips can be developed successfully by groups.
There are leaders and followers in this world, and Scott Adams is one man I have no problem following. His new Website challenges folks to be funnier than him. While I know that's probably impossible, you better believe the Jobacle gang will be all over this Website with our own brand of humor.
"It just got a lot more dangerous to be a boss,” says Adams.
Here's my feeble attempt at today's strip:
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