Anyone else been noticing the abundance of speech bubbles these days? It seems as though they’ve become the de facto symbol representing the interactive and personalized nature of Web 2.0 – and startup companies can’t seem to get enough of them when it comes to designing a new logo.

Eachday writes:

As a catch-all symbol, the speech bubble is tough to resist. It contains what everyone wants to say about the “new” web: user-generated, communication, collaboration, commenting, social media, community, self-published, my voice, our voice, rating, ranking, sharing and the rest. On top of that, it’s simple with a minimum of line, approachable and cuddly, and you can always count on people getting it. What more could a would-be communicator want?

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