CONTEST CLOSED; NAME CHOSEN.
A new name is being sought for promising new Twitter client ‘Schizobird‘.
We reviewed Schizobird, which boasts strong multi-account support, in its development state a few days back. The application preview proved popular with many of you, so you might be wondering why the need for a new name?
It comes down to the use of the word ‘Schizo’; many people are associating ‘Schizo’ with ‘Schizophrenia’. Given the sensitive nature of mental illness many have expressed unease with the choice of name.
Developer Conscious User explains further: -
“…the motivation for the name was the etymology of ‘schizo’, a derivative of the Greek word for ‘split’, not mental illness.
However, I do understand that the connection is inevitable and that some people might feel offended by it. I received emails that weren’t of the typical ‘haters gonna hate’ kind, but instead very polite requests to change the name based on understandable reasons.
For a non-commercial application in pre-alpha, brand awareness is an issue I can still afford to overlook.
So that left me with choices: fight for just a little more than my ego’s sake, or acquiesce to a simple request made in good faith. I decided for the latter.
I apologize to people who liked ‘Schizobird’, and I know that finding a replacement you’ll like won’t be easy. So for the new name I took the most brave decision possible…
Step aside and let a commenter here take the blame. :)
You choose a name
With that said, it’s now over to you: Think hard of a name, then leave your suggestion in the comments section below. Ideas should try to marry elements of ‘multiplicity’and ornithology’.