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Metafilter Stats: March 2009

By request, I updated my Metafilter Stats for the first time in two years. User growth, Top 20 lists, and daily stats are all current, as of last week.
posted to MetaTalk by waxpancake at 2:19 PM on March 6, 2009 (34 comments)

I would totally give this site a dutch rudder.

I just want to share why I love the Blue.
posted to MetaTalk by tylerfulltilt at 10:22 PM on March 5, 2009 (60 comments)

Skitch like app for Windows?

Is there a screen capture program or browser addon for Windows (Vista, ack) that is better than Gadwin Print Screen or as awesome as Skitch (Mac only, ugh)?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Unsomnambulist at 3:41 PM on February 26, 2009 (13 comments)

Help me find this site!

Help me find this site: it is a popular(?) blog with complete chronological integration with the author's twitter account and other social networks. The author MAY be some sort of PR guru or something. I remember so little about the site that googling proves to be unsuccessful.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jeffrygardner at 8:08 PM on February 20, 2009 (8 comments)

How did R. Crumb and Jim Woodring do it?

How can I effectively self-publish my comic book?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by cmoj at 1:49 PM on February 11, 2009 (10 comments)

Who makes up the mefi audience?

Who are the people who make up metafilter?
posted to MetaTalk by sixcolors at 2:04 PM on January 19, 2009 (366 comments)

How can I make a self contained blog?

Is there a one page, databaseless blog?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by ooklala at 2:28 PM on January 17, 2009 (12 comments)

Newspapers/social networking?

Can anyone point me to newspapers that have set up real social networks—not just registration, not just social media features like commenting or bookmarking, but real online communities where people post profiles, make connections, share news items, maybe form groups around news interests, and interact in other ways.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by beagle at 6:14 PM on January 16, 2009 (4 comments)

How do I filter my entire digital life into one personal domain?

I'm merging my digital life into one conglomerate website. I have a wordpress blog, tumblr, twitter page, blogspot blog, and a page for my music project being joined on my new domain. Can I do this without making my site busy or ugly?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by bradly at 7:31 PM on December 27, 2008 (9 comments)

Metaprinter interview with mathowie

Metaprinter: Q&A with MetaFilter.com founder Matt Haughey
posted to MetaTalk by ColdChef at 8:41 AM on December 18, 2008 (16 comments)

Help me learn about other peoples' lives through blogs.

I'm looking for blogs talking about the daily life of someone with a job (or other life experience) that I don't have (and that is interesting). I want stories the layperson can relate to, not minutiae for the people already in the field. Any suggestions?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by kingjoeshmoe at 3:18 PM on December 15, 2008 (36 comments)

Micropayment service?

I'm looking for a super-simple, low-cost system for micropayments for a website. My 8-year old daughter wants to set up a service where she asks users for a small payment, $1 or $0.50, money-back guarantee. This is a lark, so we don't want to invest a lot of money, and the money-back guarantee is crucial to the concept, and many users will probably test it. I'm old school -- is PayPal still a reasonable possibility? From my experience with credit cards 10 years ago, I'm guessing that their fees would make them impractical here. But I am very open to suggestion. My ISP is Network Solutions, basic cheap hosting account. Thanks!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by msalt at 6:25 PM on December 15, 2008 (10 comments)

How can I make a stand-alone/browser-based piece of Interactive Fiction?

Interactive Fiction question. I want to write a short (~2 hour) piece of interactive fiction, but I want it to be a stand-alone file or able to be integrated/hosted on a website when done. (Simply put, I don't want people to have to download anything more than a single file to play it, or, ideally, to do anything other than play it directly in a website.) What's the easiest way to do this? (I'm using Inform 7, but would be happy to use something else if needed.)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Damn That Television at 4:29 PM on December 14, 2008 (13 comments)

Are journalism students completely screwed?

Given the never ending stream of bad news coming from print media companies, what is the realistic job outlook for a college student who will be graduating with an undergrad print journalism degree in the next 1-2 years? In other words, am I completely screwed?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 12:32 PM on December 10, 2008 (28 comments)

Hey Honey, Has Juniors T-Ball Score Come in From Bangalore yet?

We should have known it was inevitable. Your local newspaper being written in India. Get ready for the outsourcing of journalism. Maureen Dowd doesn't like it.
posted to MetaFilter by Xurando at 6:09 PM on November 30, 2008 (55 comments)

I wrote a novel. Now what?

Can I use viral marketing techniques to get my first novel published?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by letahl at 10:32 AM on November 29, 2008 (38 comments)

Is it more fuss than it's worth?

Pros and cons of setting up an ebay shop for a literary magazine?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Cantdosleepy at 4:00 AM on November 27, 2008 (5 comments)

Science fiction hunt: no one ever dies

A science-fiction story which claims that no one ever dies.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by stoneegg21 at 6:09 PM on November 26, 2008 (17 comments)

AskMe screws the pooch

AskMe gets it badly wrong, as the original poster reveals here.
posted to MetaTalk by ikkyu2 at 6:43 PM on December 5, 2007 (254 comments)

Sunday Paper Pledge Drive?

Can nonprofit news models save journalism? The advertising-supported, for-profit institutional model of journalism (skip this ad) is on the wane. Except for a few large and successful outlets, investment in comprehensive reporting has suffered from a shrinking bottom line, even as the hoped-for development of citizen journalism has been generally underwhelming. But some see a solution taking shape in not-for-profit, independent, citizen-supported online news organizations that would employ skilled professional journalists. Pointing to the encouraging recent growth of NPR and PBS as news outlets, many industry thinkers are starting to agree that "The only way to save journalism is to develop a new model that finds profit in truth, vigilance, and social responsibility." Editors are beginning to experiment with models like that of Paul Stieger's ProPublica (a sort of reporting clearinghouse), Geoff Dougherty's ChiTown Daily News, The NYC Center for an Urban Future's City Limits, and Scott Lewis' Voice of San Diego. Great idea - will it work?
posted to MetaFilter by Miko at 10:30 AM on November 23, 2008 (35 comments)

Tell me about writing for the commercial web!

What do I need to know about writing for the web?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Miko at 7:04 AM on November 15, 2008 (9 comments)

Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out

New Scientist kicks off it's science fiction special by asking "Is science fiction dying?", with answers by Margaret Atwood, William Gibson and Ursula K Le Guin amongst others. Meanwhile on the Nebula Awards site Geoff Ryman talks about Mundane SF, and how it was a reaction to a phenomenon he noticed in new SF coming through the Clarion workshop: A lot of it doesn't have much science fiction in it.
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 8:43 PM on November 14, 2008 (70 comments)

Excluding online media

Can a senator's press conference, declared "open to the media," exclude a member of the online media (who happens to be an SPJ member) because they do not consider him to represent a legitimate member of the press?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Astro Zombie at 12:26 PM on November 11, 2008 (13 comments)

My forum has turned into a monster I want to disown!

How can I go about shutting down my popular online community in a way that doesn't make my users hate me?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on November 5, 2008 (25 comments)

2.0 election stuff that really helps people, not just impresses them

Examples of good web/election widgets to show to librarians this upcoming week? I'll be speaking at a conference this week talking about, among other things, Web 2.0 stuff. I'm looking for some good topical examples to briefly highlight.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jessamyn at 2:16 PM on November 4, 2008 (6 comments)

Fill my room with the wonderful sound of tweets

What are some awesome Twitter feeds - cool people or information I need to know?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by l33tpolicywonk at 6:51 PM on November 3, 2008 (15 comments)

Help me become a web savvy mogul superstar! (on a budget) :)

I'm about to start some new business ventures and my current web host has not been doing a very good job so I want to switch while things are still small. Helllp!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by miss lynnster at 7:49 PM on November 2, 2008 (7 comments)

Pimp my feeds.

How do you arrange your RSS feeds?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jpcody at 7:46 PM on November 1, 2008 (14 comments)

Why my design sucks? I can has better design skills please?

Three part question about "professional-looking" websites.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Meatbomb at 4:15 AM on October 31, 2008 (32 comments)

Gobekli Tepe

Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple? "Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, Turkey's stunning Gobekli Tepe upends the conventional view of the rise of civilization."
posted to MetaFilter by homunculus at 3:30 PM on October 30, 2008 (28 comments)

Changing from Wordpress.com to own domain; is it a good idea, and how to?

Dear Hive Mind, I'm thinking of switching my college's wordpress.com literary blog to its own domain using wordpress.org. But I don't know if this is the right thing to do.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by omnigut at 9:55 AM on October 27, 2008 (5 comments)

... but I know what I like, and I like it shipped to me over the Internets

Starting to collect (somewhat cheap) art. Can anyone recommend online galleries capable of doing sales so I can see what else is out there?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Admiral Haddock at 8:40 PM on October 23, 2008 (9 comments)

Wordpress for local TV site?

Wordpress as CMS for a local TV/news site?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by davidmsc at 9:56 PM on October 22, 2008 (8 comments)

How can I set up my own 'lifestream' site that I control?

I'd like to set up a 'lifestream' on my website, logging all my online activities automatically and in real-time, similar to Friendfeed but that doesn't require me to be part of someone's idea of the perfect social network. Is this possible and if so, how?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on October 21, 2008 (7 comments)

Show me good blog designs.

Form plus function, please. Recommend some blogs that you like for their successful combination of design plus usability.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by pineapple at 12:08 PM on October 20, 2008 (8 comments)

Can a website generate $1.7billion per year via advertising?

Maximum online ad revenue? -newspapers can not sell an infinite amount of ads in their print newspaper because of a realistic maximum page count and circulation. are websites beholden to any such caveats?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Paleoindian at 4:30 PM on October 19, 2008 (12 comments)

A good mass e-mail broadcast service

What is a reputable mass email service?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by crapmatic at 5:24 PM on October 19, 2008 (13 comments)

Single word forum comments: Why?

Why do people leave inane comments on forums?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by mpls2 at 8:17 AM on October 12, 2008 (32 comments)

I need to find a CMS...

Awhile back I came across this hosted CMS. Unfortunately, I didn't bookmark the page and now I'm racking my brain and Googling everything I can think of to find it. All I can remember is that the page design was a black background with grey text. They had one page that listed every feature I believe in three columns. It was a huge list of features. You can customize the appearance of your site and it integrated with all sorts of other webservices. It offered stats packages and it also had some social networking features. I believe users could create blogs, it had forums, comments, profiles, etc. I'd really like to find it again, but I can't seem to find it. Hopefully one of you has the answer!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by AaRdVarK at 2:52 PM on October 8, 2008 (4 comments)

wow me with the wonders of web2.0

collaborative tools, "web 2.0", community - evidence that the tech is really worth the price?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by brandnew at 4:13 AM on September 22, 2008 (6 comments)

the rape of Google

An unfounded rumor about Carl Jung is now on the front page of Google, thanks to Ask Metafilter.
posted to MetaTalk by ikkyu2 at 12:50 PM on September 14, 2008 (38 comments)

Walk On

A follow up to this little post I made a few years ago about a fellow that was attempting to walk every street and lane of his surroundings. His passing has given me pause to reflect on the idea of community and how posting events from the local to the global bring us closer together. I want to say thank you to mathowie for providing us with this forum for sharing these often unheard stories.
posted to MetaTalk by tellurian at 6:20 AM on September 12, 2008 (16 comments)

Open-source online exhibit platform

Omeka is a newly available, open-source web platform, bringing good-looking, functional online exhibitry within reach of smaller museums, libraries, and arts groups. From the Center for History and New Media.
posted to MetaFilter by Miko at 7:40 PM on September 10, 2008 (10 comments)

Mefites on great blogging

I know that lots of Mefites blog and I thought It would be interesting to try to destill the knowledge and wisdom that people have about blogging.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Foci for Analysis at 10:55 AM on September 7, 2008 (10 comments)

Will there be TV stations in 5 years?

So, what will really happen to the mainstream media?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by mad_little_monkey at 6:11 PM on August 29, 2008 (27 comments)

How do I efficiently set up a mom-and-pop storefront website using HTML/CSS?

What is the best way to set up a virtual storefront website for a mom-and-pop outfit in the business of selling hand-painted porcelain dolls and ceramics?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Roach at 8:43 AM on August 26, 2008 (11 comments)

What is the story of Metafilter?

Imho this question didn't feel like it was "askMefi" so here goes. I'm observing how groups/communities form organically or virally online around common values/goals/whatever and I wonder if there's ever been a discussion, thread, study etc done on Metafilter's beginnings, how it grew etc? Any thoughts, stories, anecdotes?
posted to MetaTalk by infini at 7:57 AM on August 12, 2008 (73 comments)
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