Shift Magazine November 22, 2001 8:19 PM   Subscribe

A tree grows in San Francisco. Shift always seemed rather snooty about MeFi, and they once again left it out of their 100 top web sites (while embracing Plastic), but it was a nice surprise to find this front of the mag feature.
posted by maudlin to MetaFilter-Related at 8:19 PM (17 comments total)

"MetaFilter's vibe is an intelligent one, civil, respectful. It's a space where well-thought-out arguments and ideas, supported by good research, are highly valued."

Oh man, do I like when it is like that.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 8:37 PM on November 22, 2001

PS. - nice shirt Matt.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 8:39 PM on November 22, 2001

posted by y2karl at 8:41 PM on November 22, 2001

Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating it.

Any site that embraced Plastic over MeFi is obviously more "corporate" than searching for the true heart of the 'net.

The Shift article was kinda weak, no? It didn't break any new ground and was shorter than I thought it should be.

Changing the subject, I've been getting bored with most of the sites I've come to visit on a regular basis. Can you all share cool new sites, not necessarily weblogs, that you visit on a daily basis? No A-list blogs, not necessarily stuff like Fark or Something Awful...I'm not sure what I'm looking for but I'm kinda bored by the net these days....
posted by gen at 8:45 PM on November 22, 2001

!? or !?
posted by y2karl at 9:27 PM on November 22, 2001

Er, I mean...

posted by y2karl at 9:31 PM on November 22, 2001

Karl's snapped. Put him down.

But I've also wondered how MeFi grew into the behemoth it is today. I mean, I remember following a link from Glassdog to it, and it was small then, no bigger than an apple. Was it really the Cool Sighting thing that triggered the boom?
posted by solistrato at 10:03 PM on November 22, 2001

Was it really the Cool Sighting thing that triggered the boom?

It seems to be. I think Lance pointed to it the week before the cool sighting thing. After the project cool sighting of the day thing, the site seemed to finally have a critical mass, and there'd be a comment in every thread.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:33 PM on November 22, 2001

Karl's snapped.

To spank the cat, you must be...

posted by y2karl at 10:52 PM on November 22, 2001

FWIW, gen, some things by others that I check regularly, besides MeFi/cnn/AICN/theonion:

Pitchfork Media | Splendid | Nude as the News

flip flop flyin | little rocket | exploding dog | devoted bee

Pentasmal | Avalon

The Morning News | TheOneRing (LOTR goodness) | neuma | (though defunct) | kickups (i'm freakin' addicted!)

and, of course, everyone's got their list of blogs, for me, it's:
matt | ftrain | rebecca | zeldman | kottke | daniel (if he returns...)
neil gaiman | mr wheaton.

i know; i'm a celebrity groupie.
posted by Marquis at 11:03 PM on November 22, 2001

I like how we're both referring to the Cool Sighting thing as a "thing."

And really, Karl, you're scaring not only me, but the children.
posted by solistrato at 11:09 PM on November 22, 2001

daniel (if he returns...)

He has indeed done that very thing. As a friend and someone whose site he so kindly hosts, I am overjoyed by this.
posted by toddshot at 1:13 AM on November 23, 2001

Oh my god Karl! Your cat looks exactly like mine only in reverse!
posted by crasspastor at 1:16 AM on November 23, 2001

If that is your cat I'm presuming.
posted by crasspastor at 1:17 AM on November 23, 2001

No list is complete without the Bunny Surival Test
posted by RobertLoch at 4:01 AM on November 23, 2001

Matt and Louis Theroux. Ever in the same room at the same time?
posted by Summer at 4:18 AM on November 24, 2001

The big question now is... was that a Diesel Sweeties shirt or was it some straight-up Red Robot unit?
posted by teradome at 12:37 AM on November 26, 2001

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