The article in this week's ALA about the allure of blue and green on the web
January 29, 2000 3:00 AM   Subscribe

The article in this week's ALA about the allure of blue and green on the web should not concern nor cause alarm among the citizens of MetaFilter. MetaFilter is not in league with any corporate entity in a conspiracy to make a profit off your opinions. There are no attempts of gaining your trust with the hidden motive of making you more susceptible to efforts to sell you product here at MetaFilter. Please continue reading. That is all. [heads up from Fairvue]
posted by jason (5 comments total)
I know, I know, this is a blue and green site, the money is just rolling in because of that...

Here's some background trivia for you: Grant, the guy with the swirls page, is a longtime contributor to MetaFilter, and actually debuted the swirl logo page here on November 17 of last year. He only had 3 or 4 swirls then. I showed him alice's swoosh page in a comment, which he then linked off the swirl page. I suppose that's how the ALA author found the swoosh pages.

Another weird thing is that I sent a URL of a "Great Day in Harlem" to a bunch of people last week, telling them about how it's the best jazz film I'd ever seen (and I wanted to plan a similar photograph with a bunch of web folks). The author of the ALA piece happens to be the guy that runs that server.

It's a small web after all....
posted by mathowie at 3:15 AM on January 29, 2000

metafilter is also not trying to amass a privately owned
large Q&A database containing the
combined intellectual acumen of the whole internet.

posted by jessamyn at 12:34 PM on January 29, 2000

that looks familiar Jessamyn
posted by dangerman at 12:51 PM on January 29, 2000

sure does, huh? that's what I get for being
brand new and setting my preferences for three
days... [and I linked it on
on 1/13!]

posted by jessamyn at 6:17 PM on January 29, 2000

with all the money rolling into metafilter, ev must be trying to cash in too.
posted by brig at 11:38 AM on January 30, 2000

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