old websites are deadIn one word. Probably. Or if not, at least in an internet hospice on pain killing drugs.

Social networking, blogs and instant interaction and feedback are making the old website look and feel a static and boring. Similarly with email. It is old and stodgy compared to instant messaging, texting and chatting, which are instantaneously gratifying.

I recall my first website in 1995. What a brilliant achievement it was. However, in 2011 it would look disastrous. A flat, boring and lifeless mini billboard trying to tell the world as it zoomed by, that I was interesting in some kind of nice commercial way that may evoke someone to part with a buck or two and help me feed my kids.

The trouble was that internet traffic zoomed much faster past the mini billboard website than a red eight cylinder Ferrari. So very few noticed my super technological Windows 95 inspired 1995 website.

So fast forward 16 years. Although full of an array of wonderful technological super tools, my current website is still hard to class as having magnetic attraction. It is still a static mini billboard that serves passing traffic on a super highway where everyone travels at multiples of the speed of sound. It doesn’t take an algorithm to calculate that my bumbling old blog gets a hell of a lot more traffic than my website now.

So will I kill it?

Probably not. I’m a sentimentalist.

Are Websites Redundant?
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  • 04/03/2011 at 4:21 pm
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    The trouble was that internet traffic zoomed much faster past the mini billboard website than a red eight cylinder Ferrari. So very few noticed my super technological Windows 95 inspired 1995 website.

  • 05/03/2011 at 11:24 am
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    I remember Geocities sprouting up like blinking hot colored neon spreadsheets. I still visit some via Archive org, it's a collective filing labyrinth that could pop into nothingness at an instant and we'll all be back beside the letterbox.

    Rupert

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