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’

    … — with a topic determined by whoever created the room. Early users have already created rooms for everything from beat-boxing videos to parkour to photos of home-cooked meals. There’s even a room called “Kicks from Above” that showcases photographs of cool shoes in cool places. Not only are rooms dedicated to whatever you want, room creators can also…

    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. Earlier this year…

    Ricardo Bilton/ Digidayin Social Google Facebook Twitter- 7 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- 23 readers -
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