Longevity, morphology, incept dates

Jaiku is being shut down. So is Dodgeball (also known as Where’s Tantek?). They’re going the way of I Want Sandy, Yahoo Live, Pownce and Ficlets.

But Ficlets is different. Although the name and the URL belong to AOL, all the stories belong to their respective authors—authors like Wil Wheaton. Even better, they’re licensed under Creative Commons attribution, share alike. So Kevin has managed to archive all the stories at a new home.

But don’t think of it as a museum piece. The idea of collaborative short fiction hypertext is just too good.

Ficlets is dead. Long live Ficly.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

13 years ago I wrote Announcing Bulletproof Ajax

Begin the countdown to the book launch.

16 years ago I wrote Shooting the band

I spent the wee hours of last night honing my Photoshop chops.

18 years ago I wrote The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship Of The Ring

I’m going to chime in pretty late in the day with my thoughts on The Fellowship Of The Ring.

18 years ago I wrote "Google effect" reduces need for many domains

Here’s an upbeat article from Dan Gillmor.