Stinson Tops Ecosystem
Earlier today, I was looking at the venerable TTLB Ecosystem while doing research and discovered that Matt Stinson’s blog had ascended to the very top of the link rankings.
I was surprised, indeed, given that the blog had been essentially defunct for more than a year and clicked through to see what Stinson was up to that might have garnered so much linkage and yet stayed off my radar screen. I was greeted with a placeholder site and a message saying, “Notice: This domain name expired on 07/11/07 and is pending renewal or deletion.”
I contacted Matt via Facebook to inquire about this and he informed me that he had indeed let the domain lapse, owing to a combination of his general disgust with the nature of the American political debate and the vagaries of blogging while teaching in China.
He has now posted this on his Facebook blog/
The funny thing is — that blog was deleted by me in June and nothing exists at the matthewstinson.net domain.
I guess this is the Internet equivalent of being more famous in death than in life! I’ve just emailed the TTLB Ecosystem owner to get my blog purged from the database, but in the meantime I’ve saved a screenshot for posterity.
Gotta love it.