Visitors to the site were greeted yesterday by this screen:
Clicking on the “you can [leave me a note] on my compliant webpage ” link brought you to this:
I got phone calls, emails, “tweets” and Facebook messages. Reactions of surprise and non-surprise surprise. It was interesting – fun!
I’m willing to bet this was the first Web 2.0 prank in the Government of Canada ? Haha – with this narrow topic, perhaps. There were 48 views on the Wiki page – pretty good for a one-day prank – good level of attention about a website purportedly being taken down!
I think the kicker is that I only marketed it on Twitter and Facebook. I am kicking myself for not having set that up (with a feed that maybe just read ” =( ” or something. Purely Web 2.0 channels were used, and I mean purely – Facebook, Twitter and RSS are most definitely in the Web 2.0 camp. I didn’t email it out, or even show anyone by screen at work or anywhere else.
It was fun to do. Thanks to those who shared with me their reactions and their embarrassment. Kudos!