Obviously, I am now too cool for the likes of you
April 20, 2005 9:28 AM   Subscribe

Tired of people sending you links you've seen weeks before? Old News Baby lets you create a list of urls you've seen, so you can refer back to your inherent coolness when people are talking about them. via ResearchBuzz
posted by Katemonkey (14 comments total)
Of course, the possibilities for self-pimping/spamming are endless...
posted by Katemonkey at 9:30 AM on April 20, 2005

This is a great idea. I have been using del.icio.us for this purpose for a year and a half, and it works quite well.
posted by sninky-chan at 9:40 AM on April 20, 2005

discovered by PyroMyst about 21 minutes ago

damn, scooped again.
posted by dontoine at 9:43 AM on April 20, 2005

Yep, seems a whole lot like del.icio.us, just with a bolder timestamp. Nice, clean design, though.
posted by me3dia at 9:43 AM on April 20, 2005

I saw this ages ago.
posted by carter at 9:54 AM on April 20, 2005

Triplo on the del.icio.us point though (what, you haven't heard of it? ...heh heh).
In fact, related to this "Firstism", there's even a cool algorithm for finding out which users find things faster than you.
I prefer RSS feeds of my favorite del.icio.us tags on a two minute refresh. :^)
posted by numlok at 9:56 AM on April 20, 2005

Just another weapon in the meaningless "Cooler than Thou" culture war.
posted by malaprohibita at 11:11 AM on April 20, 2005

Yeah, but at least nobody in the "Cooler Than Thou Culture War" is using guns...
posted by wendell at 12:02 PM on April 20, 2005

I'm worried I might really have to use this (or delicious) to stop people IMing me old jokes. Friendly spam really is driving me mad. And it's demoralizing -- every time someone demonstrates that they didn't catch a net joke until two weeks after the fact, it reminds me that unlike me, they were too busy out having a life.
posted by NickDouglas at 12:55 PM on April 20, 2005

When they build an interface that allows me to filter my email through this thing, let me know.

"Message Undeliverable: Account does not accept email that is SOOO five minutes ago, Loser."
posted by jacquilynne at 1:04 PM on April 20, 2005

Nice jacquilynne! I would sign up for that...
posted by shoppingforsanity at 1:44 PM on April 20, 2005

So this is like del.icio.us without the tags?
posted by sveskemus at 2:53 PM on April 20, 2005

Yeah, but at least nobody in the "Cooler Than Thou Culture War" is using guns...

Totally true, but why use Old News Baby when you can just direct people to Metafilter? :)
posted by malaprohibita at 10:33 PM on April 20, 2005

jacquilynne, shoppingforsanity, it was called speedle, back in 00/01. It didn't work (out).

I've been secretly lazyWebWishing for something like OldNewsBaby, though I wanted it to be called MemeLagtm. Sigh.
posted by shoepal at 10:35 PM on April 20, 2005

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