the simplest ideas are usually the best ones.
Its easy to forget that the internet is a relatively new medium. Whats the bet that in the future that we will all be wishing that we still had all of our content that we contributed to "cyberspace" such as reviews, comments, posts... Who knows if 10 - 15 years from now, if the sites we post on will still be up, even stable sites such as MetaFilter may not exist in the future. sites have shut down before,
taking everyones content with it. Its a simple idea, why not just store your content, be it on your desktop or a web application? So who wants to start a MeFi label
over at bulletin board buddy.
posted by omega
on Mar 16, 2005 -
posted by rodii
on May 15, 2002 -
- Like everything else cultural, language goes through phases and fads, and what seemed one week like a fresh, inventive phrase quickly becomes debased through misuse and overuse.
- Tracking such things, and commenting on them, is fun, and it's nice to have a corpus of examples to draw on to make your point. It might be fun to take Metafilter as a starting place. You could even build a site around it.
- Those smaller fish that swim around with sharks are called remoras.
Is your inability to become a new MeFi member too much to handle? Well, you can just follow this man's
example, and buy
your way in!
posted by christian
on Nov 18, 2001 -
current (September 28, 2001) edition begins its story on the Internet in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in the United States with a paragraph stating that:
By 9:15 Tuesday morning, a link to a live webcam atop the Empire State Building with a clear view of lower Manhattan was posted on Dave Winer's Scripting News Weblog (scripting.com). And dozens of other daily log writers, including the all-encompasing Metafilter.com, compiled the highlights from U.S. and foreign news sources.
The article goes on to mention many other links to relevant online sites including kottke.org, thefineline.org/tflblog, and camworld.com.
Apologies if this is a repost. I couldn't find it in recent days listings or search results.
posted by MarkBakalor
on Sep 21, 2001 -
Bingo for the MetaFilterian masses!
So very meta that it's probably too meta for MetaTalk. Made by our very own iceberg273
, you naughty boy you.
posted by lia
on May 18, 2001 -
The Greatest Generation?
(preventing some thread hijack
) While I don't doubt the bravery of those that defeated Hitler, I wonder if it's a little presumptious of any generation to consider themselves "the greatest"
posted by owillis
on May 7, 2001 -
Powazek on Metafilter
Not sure if this has been posted before, but I just found it on a new sub-site of Communication Arts that appears to be more focussed on web design. Derek is writing a book on online communities, but I still got the impression that the interviewer didn't know who he was.
posted by jmcnally
on Feb 26, 2001 -
You know, we seem to be saying "wow
" a *lot*, lately...
posted by baylink
on Apr 27, 2000 -
metafilter is famous!!! well.... maybe?
"Metafilter is a weblog that anyone can contribute a link or a comment
Its purpose is to break down the barriers between people, to extend a
weblog beyond just one person, and to foster discussion among its
The site has centralized numerous discussions so you can participate on
topics ranging from the "New Northern Ireland" to "Microsoft's font
demos". The topics get more interesting as people with different
posted by efader
on Feb 5, 2000 -
Jason posted some thoughts
on the growing popularity of MetaFilter, and how we might be able to handle it. I'd like everyone's opinions on several key points. Read my first comment to see the questions posed to the group.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 26, 2000 -
"A Weblog is a links page masquerading as a home page. They rarely involve much creativity on the part of the Weblogger. (see: Memo) A Weblog owner simply hunts around for cool stuff other people took the time to do and then they link to it. ...And then there's MetaFilter..."
posted by evhead
on Jan 21, 2000 -
I'm adding new functionality to MetaFilter. I'm testing out a floating, draggable menu for links
. The links are static for now, but will be customizable by users. It should work in IE4+ and NS4+, post a comment with your OS/browser if you find any problems. I'm also playing with the stylesheet for this page, since I just noticed the spacing between posts looks awful in IE4.5 on the Mac.
posted by mathowie
on Dec 2, 1999 -