This Day in Blogging History: Baking cakes in orange-peels; Boody Rogers's Dudley; Friendster's fakesters
from the Friendster fakesters post discussion:
There’s an alternative to Friendster that’s better, faster, a whole lot better, and best of all they tolerate fakesters. The site is called myspace and the URL is www.myspace.com. I encourage all of you to check it out. —Baghdad Bob
my how times change.
Holy cow you unearthed some of the ancient QuickTopic BB discussion!
Amazing. I was trying to find that the other day when researching the history of BB discussion, per http://blog.discourse.org
Disemvoweling vs. Flagging
aw sweet, you highlighted my thread! （ ＾＾）Y☆Y(＾^ ）
but I dunno if “unearthed” is the right word for me finding QT threads. I just click the sub-headline in cory’s TDIBH posts to their permalinks, then follow the link to the discussion. I was shocked when i found those links still worked, though. They were already using Moveable Type when I first started coming here.
Right, I found a few other QuickTopic links to old BB discussion but none of them worked. It’s amazing that QT is still around after a decade plus.
weird. we just had opposite luck. I’ve clicked 3 or 4 of those discussion links via “ten yrs ago” posts and all mine have worked so far, so I just assumed it was all still working. I want to say there may have been a different comment service on some of them. something about the look of the pages, but i don’t trust my memory.
I keep wondering when people are gonna wise up and abandon facebook. maybe never, they’ve got quite a grip on folks. myspace sure had a hold on me for quite a while. I took a break and when I came back, everyone had jumped ship. fb sure is designed better, but i never found it as appealing.
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