: "I think RSS is so important that I'd take a job (leaving MeFi) at any startup aiming to make an improved Google Reader (w/ social features). [...] I'm serious, and feel free to email me. MetaFilter can continue with the employees running things."
I think that this maybe merits some serious discussion here, pronto. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Mar 14, 2013 -
Happy 40th birthday, Matthew
. But, what does one get as a 'significant birthday' present for he who separated the light from the darkness, and verily created the blue? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Oct 10, 2012 -
He displayed a graph of his mid-twenties existence, with the bar representing work towering over the one for personal life. Now that he’s 40, the bar heights are reversed.
Mathowie, family man/firm rejector of corporate villiany, is featured in this month's Wired cover story
posted by obscurator
on Jul 24, 2012 -
On the eve of MetaFilter's twelfth birthday, the Willamette Week sits down with Matt Haughey
to talk about his roots at the dawn of the blogging age, the value of lifestyle work vs. captaining industry, and the future of community blogs in an online landscape increasingly dominated by Twitter, Facebook, and mobile browsing.
posted by Rhaomi
on Jul 13, 2011 -
"Yeah, yeah. Having a section of the site dedicated to talking about the site I originally designed that just to keep people from jabbering about like fonts that they didn’t like in the middle of a thread about some news event, and just being like shut up, don’t do that; having a place dedicated has been great because then people can talk openly about lots of things."
The July 1st SitePoint podcast
is a panel discussion on "...the profession of Online Community, how it’s grown in importance and profile, and what it means to today’s Web," conducted by Patrick O'Keefe
, founder of the iFroggy Network: with Venessa Paech, Lead Community Manager of Community Engine
; Sarah Hawk, Community Manager of SitePoint
; and our own intrepid mathowie
. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jul 12, 2011 -
Matt Haughey of Metafilter and his wife Kay split household chores right down the middle, except when it comes to garbage duty. Does the person taking out the trash have "garbage hands" that are only suitable to replace the trash bag and deal with all matters dirty? Judge John Hodgman decides!
posted by staggernation
on Jul 6, 2011 -
I am the MetaFilter pintern (paid intern) Dom, and would love to hear any funny stories the Mefi community has about breaking bones, in order to keep the boss's spirits up while healing from his scaphoid fracture. [more inside]
posted by Dominic. Allen
on Jul 5, 2011 -
"A lot of people obsessed with venture capital see Metafilter as a lifestyle business, but in my mind, it’s a mature business. It works really well and yet nobody aspires to do something like this and I don’t know why. Nobody celebrates just simple businesses that work." - Interview with Matt Haughey
by Sue Medha [via Matt's twitterfeed]
posted by Kattullus
on Feb 5, 2010 -
Birthday greetings to the one who started it all. Happy Birthday Matt!
posted by girlhacker
on Oct 10, 2009 -
Since other cities are already posting meetups, I figured I'd better jump on the bandwagon. Cortex-tastic New Orleans meetup in September! [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Aug 21, 2009 -
A nice piece
on Metafilter, including an audio interview with Mathowie, from the Toronto Globe and Mail.
posted by bowline
on Jul 9, 2009 -
Los Angeles Mefites, your attention please: We are about to be visited by one of Metafilter's most distinguished gentlemen. Please join us on Thursday, June 11, to welcome ColdChef
to the City of Angels, and make this evening of LA-meets-L.A. a meetup to remember! [more inside]
posted by scody
on May 18, 2009 -
While reading the paper this morning I found this article
featuring MeFite #1 decrying the culture of snark. (This is not actually the newspaper I read it in, but it is the only registration-free online version I saw.)
posted by TedW
on Oct 19, 2008 -
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 by tellurian
on Sep 12, 2008 -
Two months ago, Fearless Leader gave a neat talk
at WebVisions 2008 about how to make money off your particular web passion without resorting to venture capital interference or selling out, and the slides
and the audio (MP3
) from his talk are now online. It's plenty cool enough to watch/listen to on its own merits, if you've ever dreamed of running your own web company or making a small-but-cool web tool -- but since MetaFilter (and what it's been like to start and run MetaFilter) are mentioned prominently, I thought it was worth noting here, rather than on the Blue. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl
on Aug 6, 2008 -
Looking for analysis of what works on MeFi, probably a couple of years old, written IIRC by mathowie. [more inside]
posted by epersonae
on May 7, 2008 -
Look who's going to ROFLcon!
It's a "a group dissection of internet culture" and "big blowout party" in Cambridge, MA, April 25th and 26th that promoters call "the most important gathering since the fall of the tower of Babel" (and possibly just as productive). Wish I
could be there. [more inside]
posted by wendell
on Mar 27, 2008 -