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.
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  • A Blueprint to Facebook’s Rooms ‘Anonymous App’

    … images, colors, member permissions and even the like button. And while Facebook continues to enforce its real-name policy on the social network itself and its flagship apps, Rooms users can create different identities for different rooms and contexts. Product manager Josh Miller, who spearheaded the launch of Rooms after joining Facebook in January…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 11 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. Earlier this year…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digidayin Social Google Facebook Twitter- 7 readers -
  • On MetaFilter Being Penalized By Google: An Explainer

    … would agree were unsavory. Last week, I spent several hours looking into one such case that at first seemed all innocent but turned out to have layers and layers of garbage. As for big businesses, after many called for Google to do something about "content farms," it responded with its Panda Update in 2011. Many web commentators cheered…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 25 readers -
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