The trick to any good humor or hoax site is an attention to detail and a seriousness about your work. Useless Account is the best recent example Iâ€™ve seen. Itâ€™s clear, for example, that more work has gone into this joke than many of the startups we see every day.
The site has a single function – to create a new account. â€œOpen ID is a pipe dreamâ€ the site argues, which also has a fake quote from â€œTechLunchâ€ that says â€œSlightly more useful than Twitter.â€ Once youâ€™ve created your account, you can log in, and edit your account. Thatâ€™s it. The reason this is really, really funny (for us) is because thatâ€™s what we do all day – create new account after new account at every new Internet startup that comes along. I am a seriously huge expert on account creation.
Pretty darn funny. I love satire. Full coverage at Techmeme.