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(Some Guy)   How news travels on the Internet. (Fark listed as "metanews")   ( stephenvandyke.com) divider line
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9806 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Mar 2004 at 1:29 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-03-08 09:09:57 AM  
They forgot to mention TotalFark, where there are about 500 lines drawn from "source" to "Metanews" ;-)
2004-03-08 09:56:13 AM  
I figured TF was Dark Matter.
2004-03-08 10:05:19 AM  
TotalFark is on there.
2004-03-08 10:34:51 AM  
TCP/IP? Routers? no? it uses this chart?!? oooooh.
2004-03-08 11:53:48 AM  
offline news
I quit reading the paper long ago when the front page headlines were already two day old news on the internet.
2004-03-08 12:38:25 PM  

Take your voodoo "science" elsewhere. Everyone knows the internet comes on those kewl AOL CD's...
2004-03-08 12:42:27 PM  

I figured TF was Dark Matter.

Truest statement today.
2004-03-08 01:31:04 PM  
coloclone cracks me up
2004-03-08 01:31:43 PM  
Does that make fark Metrosexual?
2004-03-08 01:35:30 PM  
Fark listed as "metanews"

Well, I never met a news I didn't like.
2004-03-08 01:36:02 PM  
Websensed :(
2004-03-08 01:39:08 PM  
As a sort of random question: Does anyone (online) use offline news at all? I can't remember the last time I watched the news on TV or listened to the radio...

In fact, my only recollection of the last time I did watch it on TV is of being annoyed that they devoted so much time to news that was a few days old.
2004-03-08 01:41:21 PM  
Offline news source- NPR to and from work...love it.
2004-03-08 01:42:54 PM  
Uses of offline news:
1) Listening to traffic reports on the car radio while heading out from work/home
2) something to listen to in car while in said traffic

Of course, given time, that will become online news too...

/who am I kidding, I work from home
2004-03-08 01:45:25 PM  
Blogiverse? Leave it to bloggers to create a whole universe to revolve around them...
2004-03-08 01:45:36 PM  
*points to chart*

Damn near everything is connected to everything else...

Oh wait, ya that is how the internet works.
2004-03-08 01:47:48 PM  
I catch the BBC news on TV in the am & evening. I also tend to have BBC24 on if there's nothing else on in the wee small hours.

Naturally most of my real news comes via Fark...

Oh, & meeting friends in the pub. Best news source I know!
2004-03-08 01:51:23 PM  
Litig8r: No TV here, gave up on it.
TV = Suck

I use my computer for everything. Only uses I have for my TV now is DVD's (bigger screen) and my Xbox.
2004-03-08 01:51:39 PM  
Behold the power of Fark's dark matter...
2004-03-08 01:52:24 PM  
*has some dark matter on his boxers
2004-03-08 01:52:59 PM  

Me too. If it weren't for the bigger screen I wouldn't even have one.
2004-03-08 01:54:14 PM  
People really read blogs? If I wanted to read what some random idiot's opinion on some subject was I'd...
2004-03-08 01:57:48 PM  
The Dark Matter would be comments from the neocons and other narrowminded asshats.
2004-03-08 02:00:40 PM  
People who say 'blogosphere' should be immediately struck by lightniZZAAPP!!......................
2004-03-08 02:03:48 PM  
What the hell is "blogging on crack" supposed to mean?
2004-03-08 02:03:56 PM  
Rev. Skarekroe, that was funny.
2004-03-08 02:06:41 PM  
this just in on the webpage:

Update: Fark picked up this story, I get to play the role of source, so lets see how far it goes. Ill track this as well as I can and see if I can build a case study from this. Thanks Drew!
2004-03-08 02:18:03 PM  
That chart can travel in reverse, considering that what bloggers often post to are stories put together by the name-brand media.
2004-03-08 02:20:26 PM  
i realize this may be a dumb question... but what is a blog?
2004-03-08 02:23:41 PM  
I think that the main news sources pick up most stories first. How many Fark articles link to mainstream news sites?
2004-03-08 02:27:58 PM  
Even 'Bob and Tom' extract their comedy gold from Fark, least they could do is mix it up a bit, and not in chronological order, for crying out loud in the rain....
2004-03-08 02:29:33 PM  
i realize this may be a dumb question... but what is a blog

Here you go.
2004-03-08 02:33:10 PM  

I believe a blog is short for web log. Basically it is mainly used as a journal for people on the net to keep track of their daily lives. Basically it is a message board.
2004-03-08 02:34:07 PM  
Ok, I'm an idiot.

/me needs to hit refresh before posting.
2004-03-08 02:36:41 PM  
"It's not news, it's metanews"???
Doesn't have the same ring.
Been noticing that anything short of a category 2 world disaster is already old news on the internet by the time the traditional media gets to it.
2004-03-08 02:36:48 PM  
TotalFark may be dark matter, but the main page forums are without question anti-gray matter.
2004-03-08 02:43:43 PM  
I believe a blog is short for web log. Basically it is mainly used as a journal for people on the net to keep track of their daily lives. Basically it is a message board.

Indeed. It was coined by some lonely mom's basement dweller as a conversion of WebLog to WeBlog, and then just blog.
2004-03-08 02:47:52 PM  
For everyone who emails this story to a friend Bill Gates will donate a dollar to curing little Timmy's cancer. The tracker on the email will show us how truly travels.
2004-03-08 02:48:36 PM  
+"stuff on the internet"

2004-03-08 02:58:00 PM  
kabar.. i cant wait for little timmy'c ancer to be cured. i am mailing this out immediately to *@*.* With masks like that, I expect it to be cured in at least 10 secs.
2004-03-08 03:12:04 PM  
I'm actually impressed they used the prefix 'meta' correctly. People love sticking meta in front of anything with the idea that it makes a more vague notion of the original concept. If something is 'meta' it means it's reflexive upon itself. For example:

Meta-analysis: An analysis of an analysis
Meta-dictionary: A dictionary of dictionaries
Meta-news: News about the news.

So Fark is actually a metanews website.
2004-03-08 03:13:12 PM  
We have metanews with boobies thrown into the mix! Goda love that.
2004-03-08 03:43:34 PM  
So this is how nudes travel on the Internet?
2004-03-08 05:12:00 PM  
I don't know what's worse...some poor sap posting his or her comments about life on the web, or the poor saps that read other people's daily thoughts. For some reason that just reeks of lonely despair to me.
2004-03-08 05:58:23 PM  
Traditional Big Online Media? We don' need no stinkin' Traditional Big Online Media.
2004-03-08 08:21:03 PM  

That looks like a bad management powerpoint presentation.

And what the hell is "dark matter"? Coining stupid words to refer to an email is even worse than these stupid flowcharts.
2004-03-08 09:54:10 PM  
If this guy's idea is not wrong, Drew could syndicate the submissions before they hit the main page; sell 'em directly to old-school media. He would make so much from this he could charge a nickel for total fark, driving up membership and submissions, making his sydicated product an even better value to the conservative media. But this guy's idea is wrong-o.
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