Metafilter

MetaFilter, known as MeFi to its members, is a general-interest community weblog, founded in 1999 and based in the United States, featuring links to content that users have discovered on the web. Since 2003, it has included the popular question-and-answer subsite Ask MetaFilter. The site has six paid staff members, including the owner, and, as of early 2011, about 12,000 active members.
Posts about Metafilter
  • A Blueprint to Facebook’s Rooms ‘Anonymous App’

    … The “anonymous chatting application“ that The New York Times’ Bits blog initially reported on earlier this month is now a reality, as Facebook introduced the latest app from its Facebook Creative Labs initiative, Rooms, a throwback to the Internet’s early days and a nod to anonymity, forums, message boards and chat rooms. Rooms, initially…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 9 readers -
  • Web 1.0 dinosaur Metafilter modernizes, slowly

    MetaFilter calls to mind a bygone Internet age. Launched in 1999, the quaintly self-styled “community weblog” is a general-interest forum where its fiercely loyal users share links and engage in generally troll-free discussions. Think of it as reddit for grownups. Problem is, it’s tough to be a grownup online these days.

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digiday- 6 readers -
  • On MetaFilter Being Penalized By Google: An Explainer

    … MetaFilter is a news and discussion site dating back to the early years of the web. Founded in 1999, it's attracting attention this week after coming forward about how a Google penalty has severely harmed its business, to the degree of having to let staff go. It serves as a poster child of problems with Google's penalty process, despite all…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 17 readers -
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