Happy Birthday, Metafilter

Metafilter turns ten years old today. There’s no site on the web I love more, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to work.

I celebrate by recycling, so here’s two (among several) songs I’ve written about the place over the years:

Happy [8th] Birthday, Metafilter, from a couple years back, and
Metafilter’s Down, from our long dark downtime of the soul earlier this year.

Metafilter: like a never-ending editorial meeting

In an age where websites are always hunting for the next great trick for keeping unruly commentors in line – voting mechanisms? User scores? Enforced real names? – MetaFilter seems to be held together by the sheer stubbornness of its culture.

From (mefi’s own) Ivor Tossell at the Globe & Mail, here’s one of the best short explanations of Metafilter I’ve yet read.

And I’m not just saying that because it quotes me.