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Mego was an experimental electronic music independent record label based in Vienna, Austria. The word 'Mego' is an acronym referring to "My Eyes Glaze Over", an expression attributed to futurologist Herman Kahn.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[“My Eyes Glaze Over”, often “Mine Eyes Glazeth (sic) Over”, attributed to the futurologist Herman Kahn] Also MEGO factor. 1. n. A handwave intended to confuse the listener and hopefully induce agreement because the listener does not want to admit to not understanding what is going on. MEGO is usually directed at senior management by engineers and contains a high proportion of TLAs. 2. excl. An appropriate response to MEGO tactics. 3. Among non-hackers, often refers not to behavior that causes the eyes to glaze, but to the eye-glazing reaction itself, which may be triggered by the mere threat of excessive technical detail as effectively as by an actual excess of it.
Los Angeles-based mEgo lets users create personalized avatars that carry their online profiles and can be integrated into users’ blogs, social networks, websites, and IM clients. The online profiles display user-picked content like profile details, videos, photos, feeds, and widgets. When you update your profile on mEgo it updates your avatar profile on all your online properties. This will allow people to have one consistent, updated profile as they join, enhance and migrate from social network to social network. mEgo founder Ariel McNichol previously created popular software, games, and mobile products for Yahoo, AOL, Lucas Arts and Disney, and her co-founder Julia Johnston was a “lawyer and highly accomplished business strategist in the technology, media and telecommunication industries.” Ariel started working on prototypes for creating, managing and updating online profiles back in 1999. Their new online profile avatar mEgo’s revenue model consists of a blend of advertising, sponsorship, referral revenue and ecommerce. In addition, mEgo will offer users the chance to allocate a portion of advertising revenue generated by their mEgos to a non-profit cause of their choice. The company’s growth will come from viral marketing and promotion and distribution deals with social networks and other sites. Future plans include adding the following features: expanded widget support, enhanced visuals, non-avatar profile for professional networking, browser sidebar profile and a mobile mEgo. Similar competitors in the online profile space include ProfileBuilder.
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