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What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?
Exploring the pristine ruins of Second Life and other online spaces
LAURA E. HALLJUL 13 2014, 6:55 AM ET [more inside]
posted by Buttons Bellbottom on Jul 15, 2014 - 8 comments

Twitter's Biggest Pedant

MeFi's Own™ brownpau gets to wear his 8-bit tie while being interviewed on BBC World News' 'Global' programme to discuss being a "punctilious killjoy" as PicPedant on Twitter.
posted by terrapin on Mar 6, 2014 - 26 comments

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a whelk

Congratulations The Whelk on selling yet another cartoon to the New Yorker! \(^O^)/
posted by Foci for Analysis on Jul 23, 2013 - 144 comments

shakespeherian's Choose Your Own Adventure by Committee #7!

What do lights in the sky, the Chelyabinsk meteor, a flood in South Dakota in 1972, a Cowboy Church, and potato scabies all have in common? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on May 31, 2013 - 47 comments

Hugs, High-Fives, and Happiness

Welcome, mini-[username]! Congrats, MeFi's own [username] for [thing] that further enriched us by having you here! Oh, look, our own [username] did [MeFi-related thing] in [non-MeFi venue]! Guess what - [real name/othernic] is Mefi's Own [username]! [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Apr 25, 2013 - 401 comments

Dr Strauss says I shoud rite down what I think and remembir.

According to the responses to this AskMe question, MetaFilter is home to 15+ regular users who score at least three standard deviations away from the mean on IQ tests (in the positive direction). And, moreover, these extraordinary savants monitor AskMe systematically enough to pick out questions relevant to their stratospheric intellects, and they are happy to discuss their lot (some via sock puppets). I think that we, the MeFi userbase, should be proud to share the company of so many outstandingly gifted individuals, and that this is truly one of the things that makes MeFi such an extraordinary online community.
posted by Nomyte on Mar 19, 2013 - 255 comments

What about Spot?

So Kibo shows up in this post and becomes MeFi's Own and there isn't a MeTa to observe it? [more inside]
posted by kenko on Mar 16, 2013 - 69 comments

David Bull's Setup

MeFi's own David Bull gets interviewed for The Setup, and gives a shoutout to MetaFilter too. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Feb 26, 2013 - 25 comments

I am Adaptive Systems' wife.

The wife of a reclusive author has appeared in a thread about him.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants on Feb 9, 2013 - 89 comments

Is there a mefite working on Don't Trust the B in Apt 23?

In the cold open of the Don't Trust the B episode "Dating Games," the titular character says, "I'm sorry, my friend wants to apologize for the boringness. To make up for it she'll show you her taters." Was this a coincidence or is there someone working MeFi in-jokes onto the show?
posted by emyd on Jan 16, 2013 - 64 comments

Hey, I recognize that tattoo…

MeFi's OwnTM Juliet Banana was recently featured in Momentum Magazine. [more inside]
posted by Lexica on Nov 30, 2012 - 49 comments

New Mefi's Own

From time to time, people who are the topic of a thread register and participate in the conversation. I was looking for some kind of list in the Wiki and didn't find anything. So I searched through tags and found these: newmember, mefisown, metafiltersown. Anywhere else?
posted by bru on Aug 12, 2012 - 13 comments

Mythbuster museum exhibit takes off

Still not convinced about that plane on a conveyor belt thing? (See also here here and here.) Well, now you can try it for yourself at the new Mythbusters exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.
posted by hydrophonic on Mar 15, 2012 - 50 comments

minutephysics joins and replies

Henry Reich, aka minutephysics, has joined the discussion about his short physics explanation videos.
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 11, 2012 - 21 comments

Weirdo alert! No, wait...

Welcome MeFi's own Jeff Vandermeer, who says he's just popping his head in on Scattercat's post on The Weird, but it would be lovely if we could entice him to stay.
posted by Artw on Nov 1, 2011 - 47 comments

Amerigo Gazaway found MetaFilter

The producer of the Fela Soul mashup album is now a MeFite!
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 18, 2011 - 9 comments

Graeber makes an appearance

David Graeber shows up to comment on a post discussing his work. [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Aug 29, 2011 - 213 comments

ewww.....Garbage hands!

This has it all....lemurs! paperstone! The Marriage Ref! Ridiculously over-sized gavels! and of course Mefi's own Hodgman and some guy named Matt. The new espisode of the The Judge John Hodgman podcast is out, and it awesome. [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Jul 12, 2011 - 13 comments

We have another "MeFi's own"

In a recent AskMe, a mefite called for help naming a character actor. The name found, said actor turned up in the thread. [more inside]
posted by likeso on Jun 27, 2011 - 33 comments

this is faaaantastic.

Just featured on All Things Considered it's mefi's own: jedicus and valkyryn and their blog: The Law and the Multiverse. Previously discussed here and here. And this all started over here at mefi projects. [more inside]
posted by zenon on Mar 21, 2011 - 48 comments

A wild meffy appears!

Metafilter Project Favimon has won Mozilla Labs Gaming prize for Most Original Game! Matthew Hollett, attractive web programmer who is fun at parties, gives Metafilter a nice shout out in his guest Mozilla Labs blog entry as well.
posted by boo_radley on Mar 10, 2011 - 41 comments

Metafilter Ask/Tell (Interviews)?

Metafilter Interviews or Ask/Tell? [more inside]
posted by empath on Feb 26, 2010 - 82 comments

My term for them is "pixenwords". No, it isn't, really. But anyway...

Who are the comics-making MeFites? I am aware of Greg Nog, interrobang, XQUZYPHYR, and The Whelk... who else?
posted by not_on_display on Oct 7, 2009 - 72 comments

Design Brief: "We aren’t partial to any color..." (but we fear the Blue)

Found through this question: Metafilter's own GiveWell wants to change their look. Wonder if any of you talented MeFi web designers want to make them a nice *blue* homepage.
posted by Methylviolet on Oct 3, 2009 - 91 comments

"the most dynamic public speaker of our generation"

Metafilter's own John Hodgman ("the most dynamic public speaker of our generation") headlines at the Radio & Television correspondent's dinner (YouTube: part 1 - part 2).
posted by anastasiav on Jun 19, 2009 - 51 comments

I've got nothing clever to say about John Scalzi, but I am reading one of his books.

John Scalzi conversation with Jason Henninger at Tor. Whatever.
posted by cjorgensen on Mar 26, 2009 - 30 comments

Sita Sings

Sita Sings the Blues, the animated Ramayana by MeFi's own Nina Paley, is finally going to air on TV on March 7th on PBS (WNET) in New York. [Via]
posted by homunculus on Feb 24, 2009 - 32 comments

Who is the real Languagehat?

Languagehat revealed! Who is he? An insider tells all in his explosive new book! [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Dec 18, 2007 - 97 comments

In breaking news, miko is awesome!

MeFite in the news: Our very own miko is featured in CNN.com's article covering the RPM challenge. Neat!
posted by malocchio on Feb 9, 2007 - 28 comments

Metafilter's OwnTM Chance Ruder, aka FeistyFerret, will be on Larry King Live

Set your Tivos: Metafilter's OwnTM Chance Ruder, aka FeistyFerret, will be on Larry King Live tonight with talk-show-wildlife-guy Jack Hanna. Chance's contribution to Metafilter history was cemented when he provided this best answer over in the green and then successfully fought off accusations that he didn't actually exist. Having overcome this existential crisis, Chance is now poised to become a Television Personality.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 1, 2007 - 75 comments

Miguel Cardoso Interview

So I have this friend in Lisbon and she was telling me last night that Miguel Cardoso was on TV and she caught it on her videophone and emailed it to me and I uploaded it to YouTube and....well...Here it is!
posted by vacapinta on Dec 13, 2006 - 39 comments

Credit for enlightenment

Athanasius Kircher has joined metafilter (hooray!). But wait...He is not here to enlighten us, but rather to demand that jonson give them credit for his Blue Fugate post.
posted by vacapinta on Jul 11, 2006 - 68 comments

Who's Your Buddy?

It's The Old Problem: You Never Know Who Your MeFi Buddy Is - but MetaFilter's own Mr Skallas has devised a cunning quiz that just might help you find that difficult-to-locate alter ego you've secretly been searching and, indeed, yearning for. Or, if this is not the case, which fellow member has unconsciously been influencing your every word. The rat! [To avoid disappointment, note that this will not tell you, as iconomy's questionnaire did, which MeFi user's posting style you most like - rather it will quite precisely identify which Metafilter user you are most like. Enjoy!]
posted by MiguelCardoso on May 13, 2002 - 53 comments

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