Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Space Junk

Back during Ottawa's winter transit strike, I thought it would be fun to set up a satirical Facebook Group documenting my fozen walks to work, the Transit Strike Fitness Plan. Managed to recruit 33 members among friends and family. We had some laughs, the busses came back, and I forgot about it.

Over a year ago, I was deep into my first attempt at blogging. Figuring I should add something useful to the blogosphere, I transcribed my great-great-grandfather's military memoirs into a 150-year-old blog. Kind of a neat idea, and I keep meaning to get back to it. Someday.

How much forgotten content have you abandoned on the Internet? My record is pretty bad. I've been writing web sites and various online stuff for clients since 1996. It's shocking how much is still out there.

I've even come up with my own term for it: "space junk". And just for fun, I submitted it to Urban Dictionary today:

Space Junk

Abandoned Facebook Groups, Blogs, and web sites that float meaninglessly through cyberspace. Named after the tons of Space Age detritus in orbit around the Earth.

"Find any good blogs about John Kerry?"

"Nothing but space junk"

Ironically enough, there are even blogs about forgotten blogs that have since been forgotten. Once great memes that have outlived their usefulness. Yesteryear's political discourse.

So, how much space junk have you launched into orbit around the world wide web? Fess up! Or tell me about some funny ones you've run across.


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  2. I have to admit that I too have been remiss in my blogging. Blogging can be like a full time job (just ask those blogging the O'Brien trial) and since I have a low attention span... I have abandoned my blog for micro-blogging.