Photo credit: Vitor Pinto. Color effects by David Thrift.
It’s Tuesday morning, August 25th, 2020 at 4:25 AM CST as I begin writing this. A thought (memory) just popped in my mind about the very first website (that I remember and participated in) that served as a social media network, before social media really became mainstream. I think it even existed before Myspace came along. I’m talking about Talk City (talkcity.com – which is still on the internet as of this blog post, but with a near blank page now referencing chat rooms on Delphi Forums).
The Talk City that I remember from around 1998 (give or take a few years), was a simple website in it’s structure, but gave it’s users the ability to follow, comment, chat, etc. The thing I remember most about it was that when you made connections in that network, you could make some really good connections that mattered. Well you can do that today still on the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I guess there was just something about Talk City that sticks with you, even after many, many years since it’s network went down.
I checked the forums that were linked on the talkcity.com website which appear to be active, although I can’t imagine the forums could possibly be as fun as the old Talk City was. Maybe I’ll check them out one day and see.
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I Was Just Thinking
On my blog there is a category called Just Thinking, and in that category is where I occasionally write about things in the news or various other things including random thoughts, or something about productivity and trying to keep up with getting things done. Below are some recent topics I wrote about that you may interest you.
- I Was Once That Guy Who Hated Gutenburg August 28, 2020
- All Jacob Blake Had To Do Was Just Stop Walking August 27, 2020
- Some Porn Stars Aren’t Just Great For Porn August 26, 2020
- Way Too Much Time Shopping For A New Desktop Calculator August 26, 2020
- Jackie O Never Promised You A Forever Rose Garden August 26, 2020
- Remembering The Old Days Of Social Media At Talk City August 25, 2020
- My Top 4 Music Genres According To Spotify August 25, 2020
- Talking About Talent August 23, 2020
Random Things Digests
I continuously find interesting links to share with my website viewers. I share these links in the form of “Random Things”. Random Things Digests contain collections of various internet content I’ve found to share with you that you may find interesting. You will find Random Things always posted first in real time, as I discover them, on my home page. Each week I post the Random Things from my home page in a blog post to the Random Things Digests Archive so that you don’t miss all the great shares and information.
A large part of what makes DDAVIDD.com a great resource for information, are the lists I write and maintain. Check out the lists below that may interest you.
- Apps and Software I Use Most
- Favorite Google Searches
- Favorite Hashtags On Instagram
- Favorite Relaxation Videos On YouTube
- Jamendo Free Music
- YouTube Channels I Recommend
Podcast Spotlights are a new thing I started doing in September 2020. I have to admit that I don’t listen to many podcasts myself personally. If I do listen to one, it’s usually the Armin Van Buuren’s ASOT (A State Of Trance) podcast. My Podcast Spotlights are a way for me to connect with more favorite Podcasts, while also highlighting some that you may enjoy. See the list below of the current Podcast Spotlights.