Category: metafilter

MetaFilter is awesome and a dozen years old. Find out how that happened.

Matt Haughey, founder of MetaFilter, spoke at SXSW again this year. But for some odd reason, he wound up in a location far away from the Austin Convention Center.

Without a doubt, one of the most amazing sites on the Web has to be MetaFilter. And I’m not just saying that because of the Portland connection. I’m saying that because it was one of the very first “Weblogs,” making it the grandaddy of everything you read here. And for every comment you read here—because they were one of the first sites with comments. I’d also argue that AskMetfilter is still more amazing than Quora… Read More

Matt Haughey, our thoughts are with you [UPDATED]

I’m convinced that we wouldn’t be here blogging and tweeting and whatnot without the magic of one site. That site is MetaFilter.

MetaFilter introduced me to the concept of blogging. Ten years ago. And continues to be a source of inspiration for what can be done with community. And best of all? It’s a product of Oregon.

But today, my story about MetaFilter is less about technology, and more about founder Matt Haughey, who is being rushed in for emergency brain surgery on Friday. [UPDATE] There is the possibility that the “brain lump” may respond to a hormone treatment, as such Matt Haughey’s surgery has been delayed. Read More

Happy 10th Birthday, MetaFilter!

And while we should be proud of MetaFilter as a product of Oregonian ingenuity for any number of reasons, I’ve got one more reason to add to the list: MetaFilter just turned 10 years old.

One of the most widely read yet least often recognized as a product of the good old Silicon Forest has to be MetaFilter, the quintessential Weblog of random facts and finds. And while we should be proud of MetaFilter as a product of Oregonian ingenuity for any number of reasons, I’ve got one more reason to add to the list: MetaFilter just turned 10 years old.

A blog that’s been around for a decade? (TechCrunch, for example, is four years old.) That’s impressive for any project. Let alone a project that discusses everything from dinosaurs to blasphemy to the truly and completely random site. Read More

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