How six memorable tech companies got their names

Just imagine if instead of "Googling" something, you "BackRubbed" it.

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Fark Some social sharing sites have pleasant-sounding names. You have Twitter, Facebook, and even the deserted land of MySpace. And then there's Fark. Pardon my French, but what the fark is a Fark?

According to the site's founder, Fark is absolutely nothing. However it was first uttered, Fark stuck -- and when Drew Curtis decided to register a domain name, it was one of the few four-letter words still available (gee, I wonder why). Two years later, Curtis was inspired to build a site devoted to weird and wild stories, and fark.com was already at his fingertips.

OK -- so what is Fark? As the Fark-masters themselves explain it, "Fark is what fills space when mass media runs out of news. Fark is supposed to look like news, but it's not news. It's Fark."

Sounds pretty farking good to me.

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