What the FUNKY black chick?

My girl has this site. [FUNG’KE] [BLAK] [CHIK]™

Now, she’s been blogging on this site for a WHILE now. She’s been using this name, since her college days. Early to mid 90’s. She’s a GREAT blogger. She blogs on her life. She really puts her all into her site. I met her on Y360!, from which she dragged me to Multiply. She was there for a bit and left…only to return (mostly to read the blogs of her friends). The site above IS her main site to blog on. You’ll find anything from family funnies, to relationship highs and lows and political views. She speaks on fashion, music…but all to a personal liking. Her ideologies on everday tomfoolery is hilarious and thus she has a great following. I’ve been reading for a while now and not ONCE have I confused her site with another.

That brings me to why I’m even talking about her. Recently a woman with a similarly “fashioned” name, came to her asking her to cease and desist usage of her name based on some confusion, loss of “business” and “unfair competition”. I guffawed, simply because I never ONCE tried to get to my girl’s site…only to end up on the other one. One of MY confusions with this case is that the lady on the other site is insistent that she’s losing business…but, doesn’t that mean that MY friend would have to more than likely be selling goods? (Which she isn’t). If I was trying to get to someone’s site…that sells things (something I seem to want badly or need moderately) I’m not gonna confuse a site that sells AIR with one that sells merchandise. After being contacted my friend even placed a disclaimer, denying ANY affiliation with the other site to bring down any possible confusion.

Bottom line…this chick is writing about it so much, I figured…if people weren’t leaving your site for hers…they will soon. You’re giving her site FREE publicity (which she doesn’t need, esp. if its negative) AND you’re unfairly swaying the public opinion on something you PROBABLY shouldn’t be discussing. And what’s even funnier…is that the very thing she’s accusing my friend of is what it looks like SHE’S doing. Using the name similarities and this drama to bring in readers. *SMH*

Like I told my friend…there is Kentucky Fried and Kennedy Fried (esp here in the NE)…but, you DAMN sure know which one is made by the Colonel. The internet is VAST. There are plenty of corporations or sites here that have similar names and never bump heads…so, there IS enough room for us all.

Oh, and NO you’re NOT dreaming…I have NOT made mention of the other site…on purpose. If you do know it, don’t mention it here. Please and thank you 🙂