Ghost Sites of the Web

Web 1.0 history, forgotten web celebrities, old web sites, commentary, and news by Steve Baldwin. Published erratically since 1996.

April 04, 2008

Tina Brown Returns to the Web: Train Wreck Ahead!

Tina Brown Returns to the Web: Trainwreck Ahead!
Tina Brown knows absolutely nothing about running Web sites, and her disastrous record with should have resulted in her being banned from the Web forever. Unfortunately, it's impossible to do this, and so Brown is reaping tons of press with her plans to launch a new site that's going to blah blah blah. Big deal - she hired away the creative director from - if this guy's such a hotshot, why can't beat in the traffic wars? The whole thing is a joke and I'm sure that whatever Brown comes up will be a ghost site within 18 months of its launch.

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May 08, 2007

CyberSickness.Org is in a Coma

CyberSickness.Org is, well, pretty sick.
The term "Cybersickness" doesn't connote the sort of generalized nausea and ill-feeling one has from spending too much time on the Web: instead, it's a particular form of motion-sickness experienced from too much virtual gaming, and it seems to be especially acute among those wearing VR goggles (I'm not sure if people still do this).

The site was launched in 2002 to serve as a focal point for researchers studying VR-induced motion sickness, but this Ghost Site doesn't seem to have been updated since 2004, which may indicate that the problem of cybersickness has either lessened, or that the researchers may have simply given up and moved on to more pressing problems, such as the virulant form of cyber-psychosis which just about everyone on the Web suffers from today.

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