September 22, 2005
The new new thing?
I spend a significant chunk of my leisure time trying to figure out how to create a wickedly popular site. "I wish I thought of that" shoots through my head when I see sites like Grouphug and other sites (I tend to like user-generated content, keeps things fresh).
My technological toolset is limited; I believed that would hinder me from creating the next cool site until I saw another confessional, PostSecret. It's an art installation as much as it is a website. People mail their secret written on a 4" x 6" postcard and the creator posts about 10 of these images every Sunday. It doesn't have an online archive, it uses a Blogger template and domain (free hosting), is wildly popular (according to technorati) and a fun site to visit. It's even become a book (info on the site). Nice job Frank, your my hero and inspiration that an incredibly popular and imaginative site can be created with a fairly simple toolset.