Look Ma, my first mention in the New York Times! I’ll probably be as giddy as a schoolgirl tomorrow when I actually see it in print, even though it’s a very small mention. I know it’s nothing, but after spending two days cruising the harsh wastelands that craigslist, monster, and dice have become, I’ll take almost anything as a reason to smile these days.
I was happy to see the work of everyone on MetaFilter get recognized. I think the writer did a good job describing how everyone worked together to build up clues and solve the case. I hoped that the message of the piece would be that a group of users can accomplish more together than individuals can by themselves. Pre-internet this couldn’t happen, but it happened on MetaFilter.