September 11th, 2010


9/11 ...

I wonder if anybody has done a project of delving into the posts on LiveJournal from 9/11/01 ... sure, it was a lot smaller place back then, probably only ten to twenty thousand users, but it was a dramatic place, with people from all over sharing what bits of news they had.

Those of you who read me here know that, for various reasons (self-editing in the interest of my job search keeping me from posting anything interesting, for example) I've spent much of my "on-line communications" time over on Twitter over the past year or so, and I've seen various "breaking stories" break over there in much the same way the attack on the World Trade Center played out here.

One of the things that sets LiveJournal apart is that, while one could do 140-character posts (and many are under that limit here), you also can run up to 65,000 characters, or pages and pages of text. I often wonder why most have passed over LJ in favor of much less useful vehicles. In many ways, Twitter is just LJ with an extreme content limit!

Anyway, it occurred to me today that it would be very interesting if somebody dug back into the LJ archives to do "window" into that day and those following it. I also figured that I'd be remiss if I didn't trot out this graphic again this year ... as it's served well over the years.

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