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November 11, 2011, 10:38:13 AM
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Explaining bitcoin to my mum this morning I accidentally came up with quite a pithy slogan for Bitcoin:


Bitcoin is Better


Short, to the point, alliterative and it scans.

:-)


Edit: searching the forum there are plenty of prior usages of this phrase so I am not trying to claim any authorship or anything.

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November 11, 2011, 02:24:41 PM
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Could be useful as a physical/web viral marketing campaign.

Stickers, bumper stickers, flyers, tweets, facebook posts, etc that all simply say "Bitcoin is better".

Someone curiously types in "Bitcoin" or "Bitcoin is better" into google. 

Just make sure that the search results are good.  Sometimes people feel the need to find something.  They are less likely to feel it is a scam if they went out and looked for it.
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November 11, 2011, 02:28:45 PM
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Just make sure that the search results are good.  Sometimes people feel the need to find something.  They are less likely to feel it is a scam if they went out and looked for it.

Currently they're not great... But I like the slogan.
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November 11, 2011, 08:10:38 PM
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It conveys the message that it is better than whatever, but also that it is not best.

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November 11, 2011, 08:15:55 PM
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People use 'Google bombs' to advertise a particular term yes, this could work...

Hasn't been particularly effective in spreading the word lately though.

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November 11, 2011, 08:17:13 PM
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It conveys the message that it is better than whatever, but also that it is not best.

"Bitcoin is Best" sounds good too....

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November 11, 2011, 08:21:01 PM
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I think Bitcoin is better because it seems less arrogant.

Banking sucks ... Bitcoin is better.
Paypal is arrogant ... Bitcoin is better.
VISA rips merchants off with excessive fees ... Bitcoin is better.

Kinda like someone saying "there has to be a better way" instead of saying "there has to be a best way".

The reality is Bitcoin probably isn't best (best hasn't even been thought of yet) but since the banks & moneychangers suck so bad people are looking for something BETTER.  People aren't looking for best.  "Damn it I want the best even though I don't know what that means".  Some people are starting to realize that the current way isn't working and there has to be a better way.   Bitcoin is better fits into that.
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November 11, 2011, 08:51:25 PM
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Or to put it perhaps into a more E-Prime form which avoids the "is" of identity, and to speak of ones own perceptions/preferences as opposed to some assumed absolute God-like objectivity etc.:


Bitcoin: works for me. 


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November 11, 2011, 09:13:20 PM
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Bitcoin is bitter?
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November 11, 2011, 09:18:35 PM
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It conveys the message that it is better than whatever, but also that it is not best.

"Bitcoin is Best" sounds good too....

Yeah, about that...

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November 11, 2011, 09:23:46 PM
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Or to put it perhaps into a more E-Prime form which avoids the "is" of identity, and to speak of ones own perceptions/preferences as opposed to some assumed absolute God-like objectivity etc.:

Bitcoin: works for me. 



Ah! A fellow E-Prime guy. Now, my take on Bitcoin is Best.

Bitcoin: The Bestest

Seriously (unless you all like it), I lean towards my signature:

Bitcoin: An Idea Worth Spending (Sorry, TED)
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November 11, 2011, 09:36:24 PM
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It conveys the message that it is better than whatever, but also that it is not best.

"Bitcoin is Best" sounds good too....

Yeah, about that...


I giggled Smiley

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November 11, 2011, 09:40:20 PM
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Or to put it perhaps into a more E-Prime form which avoids the "is" of identity, and to speak of ones own perceptions/preferences as opposed to some assumed absolute God-like objectivity etc.:

Bitcoin: works for me. 


Ah! A fellow E-Prime guy.

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Bruno is my real name.

Umm...  or so it seems to you?    Wink


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November 11, 2011, 09:48:13 PM
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Bitcoin: An Idea Worth Spending (Sorry, TED)


wow, spot on man, i'm sure TED wouldn't mind  Tongue

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November 11, 2011, 09:57:06 PM
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Bitcoin is Better


+1 for being an alliteration
+1 for being concise
+100 for being true
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November 11, 2011, 11:59:15 PM
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Or to put it perhaps into a more E-Prime form which avoids the "is" of identity, and to speak of ones own perceptions/preferences as opposed to some assumed absolute God-like objectivity etc.:

Bitcoin: works for me. 

Ah! A fellow E-Prime guy.

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Umm...  or so it seems to you?    Wink


Fixed!

Thank you kindly for bringing it to my attention.

Trivia: Which living president is known for a famous non-E-Prime phrase, and what is it quote the phrase?

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November 12, 2011, 12:50:16 AM
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Or to put it perhaps into a more E-Prime form which avoids the "is" of identity, and to speak of ones own perceptions/preferences as opposed to some assumed absolute God-like objectivity etc.:


Bitcoin: works for me. 



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November 12, 2011, 01:02:31 AM
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Trivia: Which living president is known for a famous non-E-Prime phrase, and what is it quote the phrase?



Hmmm.
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November 12, 2011, 03:11:17 AM
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Trivia: Which living president is known for a famous non-E-Prime phrase, and what is it quote the phrase?



I'm tempted to guess Clinton but it depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is...

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November 12, 2011, 04:12:40 AM
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Bitcoin: An Idea Worth Spending (Sorry, TED)


wow, spot on man, i'm sure TED wouldn't mind  Tongue

If there was a TED talk about Bitcoin, that should be the title of it.

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