September 10, 2002
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Even Yahoo's getting into the act of remembering last year with a reasonably classy homage on their site. Spot any other tributes on the major sites?
posted by PWA_BadBoy (33 comments total)
Ooops. replace homage with tribute. Bad choice of words.
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 11:22 PM on September 10, 2002

Spot any other tributes on the major sites?

Why, yes. Don't visit if you hate intrusive pop-ups, but Casino on Net -- the world's largest casino, as I'm sure you all know -- is currently displaying a very tasteful "In Remembrance 9/11" pop-up ad on my screen that honors "the victims, heroes and families effected [er...] by the tragic events of 9/11/01."

I think it's the curves on the cursive capital "I" that get me all teary.
posted by mediareport at 11:37 PM on September 10, 2002

Some sites are paying tribute. Examples:
CNN (I guess they have to)

Notable exceptions include: Amazon and Google. That said, it's not September 11th in Callyforneuh yet which is where most of the dot com world seems to live. So.. we'll see.

BTW, 'homage' seems an OK word. Dictionary says it means to respect or honor something publicly. That's basically what we're doing today.
posted by wackybrit at 11:50 PM on September 10, 2002

Lycos and Excite have nice tribute pages. Google has a ribbon.
posted by Silune at 12:03 AM on September 11, 2002

I don't see any Google ribbon here... maybe they detect for US based IPs.
posted by mook at 12:23 AM on September 11, 2002

I remember when the background of Yahoo! was always grey and we liked it that way because we didn't know any better.

Slashdot replaced all their banners ads with a 9/11 banner. It links off to an overall OSDN page on 9/11
posted by nathan_teske at 12:35 AM on September 11, 2002

Here is UserFriendly's contribution.

For the record, this one is from 9/12/01.
posted by lasthrsman at 12:52 AM on September 11, 2002

Artkrush went black.
posted by panopticon at 1:14 AM on September 11, 2002

i'm not seeing a google ribbon either, and i'm in the states.
posted by donkeyschlong at 1:20 AM on September 11, 2002

Odd. I see a ribbon and I'm in New York. Go figure.
posted by Vidiot at 1:29 AM on September 11, 2002 have extracts written by children from a book about 9/11, all profits (including their own) from which go to a fund for public schools in NY...
posted by humuhumu at 1:49 AM on September 11, 2002

weird. i'm seeing the ribbon in mozilla, but in ie, i'm getting: "Search your intranet with the Google Search Appliance."
posted by donkeyschlong at 1:52 AM on September 11, 2002

Business as usual over at APOD, and a refreshing reminder that unless we get off this rock, we're all doomed.
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:53 AM on September 11, 2002

The Slashdot banner reminded me to do a revised version [self link] of the banner I put on my various sites last year. Feel free to use it if you want. I previously linked it to the Sept. 11 archive, but I changed it to the Yahoo! link after reading this thread.

Cringeworthy is in the eye of the beholder, obviously. That's why I have no doubt we'll still battle the daily barrage of X-10 "spycam" pop-unders today, just like any other day.
posted by pzarquon at 2:17 AM on September 11, 2002

Anyone that has the free version of Weatherbug might have noticed that the usually backround pushing purple pills, Radioshack and Netflix has been replaced by an American flag and the words "God Bless America".
posted by whirlwind29 at 2:50 AM on September 11, 2002

I've been looking around for .se-sites with tributes, but so far I've only found one, The American Embassy in Stockholm.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 3:05 AM on September 11, 2002

I thought the White House tribute was actually nicely done.

And our homepage at Badchart Media is dark for the day.
posted by FilmMaker at 4:07 AM on September 11, 2002

That is nice, FilmMaker. Suprisingly tasteful.
posted by wheat at 4:35 AM on September 11, 2002

PlanetOut has a nice lead-in page as a tribute that redirects to the main page after a minute.
posted by ctartchick at 4:43 AM on September 11, 2002

What makes tuning off the color classy? personally I think most of the "tribute" out there is to avoid the tag of UNPATRIOTIC (gasp!). I for one will not partake in any of the sheep like flag waving.
posted by hoopyfrood at 4:54 AM on September 11, 2002

I consider the mirror project a "major site" and Major League Baseball has a tribute and plans special ceremonies at the games today.
posted by ?! at 4:55 AM on September 11, 2002

yahoo ribbon visible in michigan.
posted by quonsar at 5:10 AM on September 11, 2002

Looks like all of's page ads have been replaced with a single lit candle on a dark background, linking to
posted by jmcmurry at 5:27 AM on September 11, 2002

...not that wackybrit didn't already point this out.

Still, there might be value in describing the changes for posterity. Simple links to the changed sites won't mean anything tomorrow.
posted by jmcmurry at 5:30 AM on September 11, 2002

Joel has a tribute/memorial too.
posted by falameufilho at 7:43 AM on September 11, 2002

Not a major site, but classy.

Hey you sheep like anti-flag wavers!
posted by Macboy at 7:44 AM on September 11, 2002

It's fashionably contrary to look down one's hipper-than-thou nose at "sheep like flag waving".

Choosing NOT do something simply because everyone else IS doing it is just another form of herd mentality. Don't sprain your ankle getting off the high horse.
posted by DWRoelands at 8:30 AM on September 11, 2002
posted by djacobs at 8:52 AM on September 11, 2002

Although mine is not a "major site," it features a tower that in its day (the late 18th century) was as famous as the Twin Towers.

Inspired by Yahoo, I replaced the background color with 75% gray and added an animated gif of the American flag next to today's date.

Its a modest but sincere tribute and my reminder that we remember.

posted by rwkenyon at 9:53 AM on September 11, 2002

What DWRoelands said.

Besides, you'll see a lot (but not all) of these online offerings are symbols of simple remembrance or peace (ribbons, candles, black or gray) - not flags. And I don't think the distinction is coincidental.

I, for one, am not filling myself with patriotism today ("Patriot's Day"? Eh.). There are too many other more fitting emotions to experience.
posted by pzarquon at 10:29 AM on September 11, 2002

Jeeves of is mourning today (as opposed to his usual grin), which I find a nice subtle way of honoring the day. They also compiled a special link page on the occasion.
posted by c3o at 10:54 AM on September 11, 2002

I enjoy the site a lot, but was actually thinking now might not be a good time for an update to the cartoon when i clicked on that site.

for those who didn't click, it's not more cartoons, it's possibly the best memorial site i've seen.

I am continually impressed by that person.
posted by rhyax at 5:51 PM on September 11, 2002

They're using the same add link in AOL Instant Messenger.

Now, if they'd just KEEP something classy there.....
posted by dwivian at 6:38 PM on September 11, 2002

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