overshare: the links.net story

Written, directed, performed, edited and published by Justin Hall, www.links.net

30 July 2015 - with gratitude to people I've listed below and apologies for errata. Corrections will live at http://overshare.links.net/credits.html as long as it does. Warning: these links below may contain content both mature and immature:

overshare 1: but why?

๐ŸŽผ Music:

๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Electric Coconut" from The Grand Electric Palace Of Variety Planet Mu, 2005.
๐ŸŽต Joseph Lamb "Sensation Rag"

๐ŸŽฅ Images:

๐Ÿ“บ Call for Help with Leo Laporte ZDTV, 22 September 1998
๐Ÿ‘” Walter Isaacson, author Steve Jobs & The Innovators from the Justin Hall Show, November 2013
๐Ÿ“บ Conversation with Denise Caruso from The Site with Soledad O'Brien MSNBC, 3 September 1996
๐Ÿ“ฐ Jeffrey Rosen "Your Blog or Mine?" from the New York Times Magazine, December 14, 2004
๐Ÿ“บ "The last VLOG!" YouTube post by Safranski of "Dark Night" video by Justin Hall, 14 January 2005

overshare 2: love at first site: the web in 1993

๐ŸŽผ Music:

๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Ruter" from Superlife, Planet Mu Records, 2008
๐ŸŽต All Star Orchestra "Add A Little Wiggle" Victor 21423-B, 1 May 1928.
๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Gleem" from House, Gasman Music, 2014.

๐ŸŽฅ Images:

๐Ÿ“  computer and heart icon courtesy of Pixabay.com
๐Ÿ‘ป Pixellated Justin icon: Jane Pinckard
๐Ÿ“  Apple II Plus computer photograph by Bilby, Wikimedia Commons
๐Ÿ‘พ Gameplay videos courtesy of Highretrogamelord89 on YouTube:
      ๐Ÿ  Zork: The Great Underground Empire by Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling with Infocom, 1979
      ๐Ÿฐ Castle Wolfenstein for the Apple ][ by Silas Warner with Muse Software, 1981
      ๐Ÿ’Š Taipan! by Art Canfill with Mega Micro Computers, 1982
      ๐Ÿš Choplifter for the Apple ][ by Dan Gorlin with Brรธderbund, 1982
      ๐Ÿƒ Olympic Decathalon by Microsoft for Apple ][, 1981
      โš“๏ธ Swashbuckler by Paul Stephenson with Datamost, 1982
      ๐Ÿ—ฟ Odyssey: The Compleat Apventure for Apple ][ Robert Clardy with Synergistic Software, 1980
๐Ÿ“ž Sierra On-line BBS, Coarsegold, CA (209) 683-4463
๐Ÿ”ข Matrix Numbers Falling Free HD Animation by FootageIsland
๐Ÿ“ฐ Justin Hall, "Computer Geek's Dream" Francis W. Parker Weekly, 14 December 1991

overshare 3: portrait of a blogger as a young man

๐ŸŽผ Music:

๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Gleem" from House, Gasman Music, 2014.
๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Sync" from Superlife, Planet Mu Records, 2008.
๐ŸŽต Blevin Blectum "Last Track" from Magic Maple, Praemedia, 2004.

๐ŸŽฅ Images:

๐ŸŽฅ Swarthmore College walkway in 1996 from Doug Block's Home Page, 1999
๐Ÿ“ฐ John Markoff, "A Free and Simple Computer Link" New York Times, 8 December 1993
๐Ÿ’ป Glimpse of the Future by Richard Seltzer and Berthold Langer for DEC in February 1994
๐ŸŽฅ footage of young Justin from Understanding The Internet by Andrew Cochoran & Associates, shot 1994 released 1995
๐Ÿšฌ Business card caricature based on a drawing of Hunter S. Thompson by Ben Gordon
๐Ÿ’ฐ Image slicing for 3D sliding background effect: Nuwan Sujith, Mark Kevin via Fiverr.com
๐Ÿ“ Eudora email client imagery courtesy of Access Internet Communication, Inc.
๐Ÿ’œ Macintosh OS 7.5.3 purple desktop pattern #128 courtesy of Mike Richardson

overshare 4: spinning the web: Wired & 1994 San Francisco cyberculture

๐ŸŽผ Music:

๐ŸŽต The Gasman "RXG3" from Superlife, Planet Mu Records, 2008.
๐ŸŽต Blevin Blectum "En Gaard" from Talon Slalom Deluxe Records, 2002.
๐ŸŽต Kevin MacLeod - "Surf Inspector" Incompetech.com, 2008.
๐ŸŽต Blevin Blectum "Benadrilled And Taking On Water" from Magic Maple Praemedia, 2004.
๐ŸŽต Blevin Blectum "Manners" from Emblem Album Aagoo, 2013.

๐ŸŽฅ Images:

๐ŸŽฅ footage of HotWired offices & employees from Understanding The Internet by Andrew Cochoran & Associates, shot 1994 released 1995
๐Ÿ˜Š Cyborganic logo by Tricia McGillis and Lisa Meckler, nรฉe Seaman
๐Ÿ”ฎ "Thee Cyborganic Be-In" 1992 flyer from Hyperreal's SFRaves 1990s San Francisco rave flyers archive
๐ŸŽ† Howard Rheingold animation by Shlomo Goltz
๐Ÿ“˜ Virtual Community book by Howard Rheingold, MIT Press 1993
๐ŸŽจ Howard Rheingold, sketches from HotWired design brainstorm, May 18, 1994
โšก๏ธ Web Publishing Empowerment 1995 Justin Hall at RAND Corporation from New Directions for News
๐ŸŒ‰ San Francisco (1955 Cinemascope film) by Tullio Pellegrini

overshare 5: learning the limits of public honesty

๐ŸŽผ Music:

๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Flounce" from The Grand Electric Palace Of Variety Planet Mu, 2005.
๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Frolic" from Powerpoints Planet Mu Records, 2010.
๐ŸŽต Blevin Blectum "On The Rim Of The World" from Magic Maple Praemedia, 2004.

๐ŸŽฅ Images:

๐Ÿซ Swarthmore Unscripted video 2012, Jon Huberth on YouTube
๐Ÿ“ˆ Web Growth Summary statistics from Matthew Gray, MIT 1996
๐ŸŽจ Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch ~1500
๐ŸšŒ photo of the Greyhound toy by Chrisp Collectibles
๐ŸšŒ photos from the 1996 summer bus trip mostly May and June
๐Ÿ†• NCSA What's New, January 1994
๐ŸŽฅ footage of Hotbot search engine in 1996 by Jiล™รญ Peterka, from the Museum of Czech Internet
โžฐ Barcode generator by Yanobox
๐ŸŒŠ Caribbean near Tulum by Mindaugas Danys
๐Ÿจ Hallway at The D, downtown Las Vegas by Stanistani
๐Ÿ‘€ Eyeball Rotating - Green Screen Animation from FootageIsland
๐ŸŽฅ 1996 footage from Home Page by Doug Block, 1999
๐Ÿ“ท web ethics class photos from Sarah Leen, part of 24 hours in Cyberspace by Rick Smolan, Que Macmillan 1996
๐Ÿ’ƒ Justin Hall performing "TSS iDance" Interpretive Dance about the Internet, Psychology 48: Technology, Self and Society Swarthmore College, Spring 1997
๐ŸŽ“ footage from Swarthmore College Commencement 1998

overshare 6: fired for being weird online

๐ŸŽผ Music:

๐Ÿ“ฑ Palm Treo ringtone
๐ŸŽต Kevin MacLeod "Mining by Moonlight" Incompetech.com, 2012.
๐ŸŽบ "Jazz Trumpet Loops Pack in F 90 bpm" by Mihai Sorohan, Freesound.org
๐ŸšŠ ๐ŸŽผ "eki-melo" recordings from train stations on the ๅฑฑๆ‰‹็ทš Yamanote line courtesy of melody.pos.to:
      ๐Ÿš‰ ไบ”ๅ็”ฐ้ง… Gotanda Station
      ๐Ÿš‰ ๆธ‹่ฐท้ง… Shibuya Station
      ๐Ÿš‰ ๅŽŸๅฎฟ้ง… Harajuku Station
๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Snake's Wedding" from Superlife, Planet Mu Records, 2008.

๐ŸŽฅ Images:

๐Ÿ“บ "ZDTV Promo" 1998, posted by Barovelli on YouTube
๐Ÿ“บ Web Workshop with Justin Hall on ZDTV's Call for Help 22 September 1998 starring Leo Laporte
๐Ÿ“บ Justin Hall & Web Workshop on ZDTV's Call for Help 29 September 1998 starring Kate Botello
๐ŸŽค logo for Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau by Ronnie Harris
๐Ÿ‘ผ Justin nekkid photo by Claire Mooney
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Photographs from Japan: Keitai (mobile phone) culture, Foreign Correspondent's Club of Japan, Capsule Hotel Fontaine Akasaka, Tokyo subway, Tetsugakudou Ramen, Mount Fuji Buddhist Temple Trance Dance Speed Rave, ็ฉดๅฅด้šท Anadorei, ใƒ‡ใƒ‘๏ผจ Department H ๆฑไบฌ, ใƒฉใƒ–ใƒ›ใƒ†ใƒซใƒ‘ใƒซใ‚ณๆธ‹่ฐท Hotel Paruko Shibuya, ้ถดใฎๆนฏ, ็ง‹็”ฐ็œŒ Tsurunoyu Onsen, ๆจชๆ‰‹ๅธ‚ Yokote Bonden ritual, cat dick

overshare 7: endings: blogging, marriage, business

๐ŸŽผ Music:

๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Snake's Wedding" from Superlife, Planet Mu Records, 2008.
๐ŸŽต Harry Roy And His Mayfair Hotel Orchestra "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"
๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Dodgem" from The Grand Electric Palace Of Variety Planet Mu, 2005.
๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Broken CD Player" from The Grand Electric Palace Of Variety Planet Mu, 2005.
๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Glacรฉ" from 003 Gasman Music, 2011.
๐ŸŽต Blevin Blectum "Cygnet" from Gular Flutter Aagoo, 2008.
๐ŸŽต Kevin MacLeod "Disco Sting" Incompetech.com, 2007.

๐ŸŽฅ Images:

๐Ÿ“ Justin Hall "Where the Geeks Are: Unruly Tech Mecca Slashdot.Org Survives Success" from Rolling Stone Magazine, August 19, 1999
๐Ÿ“ Justin Hall "Battle_of_the_gaming_giants" from Salon, May 18, 2001
๐Ÿ“ Justin Hall "Ethics in Video Game Journalism" from Online Journalism Review in April 2003
๐Ÿซ Visit the University of Southern California from USC on YouTube, October 2011
๐Ÿ“บ "The last VLOG!" YouTube post by Safranski of "Dark Night" video by Justin Hall, 14 January 2005
๐Ÿพ Comments on Justin's Links Wordless, January 2005
๐Ÿƒ Reyhan Harmanci, "Time to get a life - pioneer blogger Justin Hall bows out at 31" from the San Francisco Chronicle, 20 February 2005
๐Ÿ‘Š "just when you thought you couldnt hate emos anymore" thread on EBaum's World, 2005
๐Ÿ“ป last.fm/user/justinallyn 2004-era top listening charts
๐Ÿ“ท flickr.com/photos/justin scroll 2003-2005
๐Ÿ‘พ "Remember...? (WoW 2005-2008)" by Shadowguard / jigidog
๐Ÿ“บ What is PMOG? A Screencast on the eve of launch, May 2008
โฐ "GameLayers Raises 500k for Games Over Web Browsing" from Alarm Clock, 22 October 2007
๐Ÿ’ฐ GameLayers Funding Rounds from CrunchBase
๐Ÿ“ฐ Erika Naone "All the Internet's a Game" from the MIT Technology Review 22 April 2008
๐Ÿ“ฐ Michael Arrington "Play A Multiplayer Online Game While Surfing The Web: PMOG" from Techcrunch 2 February 2008
๐Ÿ“ฐ Mary Jane Irwin "A New Type of Game Turns Web Surfing Into All-Out Information Warfare" from Wired Magazine March 2008
๐Ÿ‘ฅ GameLayers photo by Beth Amann
๐ŸŽ“ USC graduation footage courtesy of Trojan Vision Television, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California
๐Ÿ“‰๏ธ GameLayers articles, videos, charts from links.net/vita/gamelayers
๐Ÿ˜‡ Links.net Most Eligible Bachelor Pictures by Tim Shundo
๐ŸŽฉ PMOG/The Nethernet Mine Dive art by Colin Adams
๐ŸŒŠ Slow Motion water-spitting footage from Mission Science Workshop; thanks to Sam Haynor and Will Greene

overshare 8: </then> <now>

๐ŸŽผ Music:

๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Rotor" from The Grand Electric Palace Of Variety Planet Mu, 2005.
๐ŸŽต Blevin Blectum "As a Bird Watches the Eyes of a Snake" from Magic Maple, Praemedia, 2004.
๐ŸŽต The Gasman "Twit" from The Grand Electric Palace Of Variety Planet Mu, 2005.

๐ŸŽฅ Images:

๐ŸŒ spinning earth FVBHD0056 from Free Video Backs
๐ŸŒˆ Spiderweb Construction Kit by Fox Mahoney
๐Ÿ”› Utility Arrow by Fox Mahoney
๐Ÿ—ป Vector mountains inspired by Battlezone by Atari, 1980
๐Ÿ“๏ธ Pixel Grid by Mikey Bouchereau
๐Ÿ’จ Wispy Smoke Blowing from Epic Slow Mo
โ›…๏ธ Clouds 5 from OrangeHD
๐ŸŒž Desert from AlexFreeStockVideo
๐Ÿ”ฅ Matchstick Lighting from Epic Slow Mo
๐ŸŒ Map Monitor from FootageIsland
๐ŸŒ IP Activity Visualization by Dario Villanueva Ablanedo
๐Ÿ‘ค "Faces of Tech":
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Jody Morris "computers"
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Miguel Vaca "Obama and his BlackBerry"
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Josuรฉ Goge "ยฟQue dice el mensaje?"
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Garry Knight "Malaysia Night 2013 - 01"
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Garry Knight "Friends with Mobile Phones"
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Kyle Taylor "www.StopNomad.com"
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Marco Gomes "Campus Party 2008"
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Sam Pullara "Anna's Grandma entranced by watching Anna on the iPhone"
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Rochelle Hartman "Sunday morning in the kitchen - daily image 2011 February 6"
      ๐Ÿ™Œ OER Africa "Students and Laptop II"
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Michael Surran students with computer
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Powell Burns "Aida takes a shot"
      ๐Ÿ™Œ Eduardo Merille "iphone baby portrait"
๐Ÿ’ก Stage with Wall of Light by FootageIsland
๐ŸŽฅ 1996 footage from Home Page by Doug Block, 1999
๐Ÿ”Ž pencil, image icons by Linh Pham Thi Dieu
๐Ÿ“ฆ "Process 10" (2005-2010) by Casey Reas, courtesy of bitforms gallery
๐Ÿ”จ chains inspired by psyche-locks in the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney series, 2001
๐Ÿ‘ฅ Talking Crowd 2 by 2512loko
๐ŸŒ’ Outer Space and Ghost Nebula by FootageIsland
โ›…๏ธ Clouds 3 from OrangeHD


๐Ÿ“ท Cameras: Lumix GH2 from Kenyatta Cheese, iPhone 6 from Ilyse Magy, Sony HDR-SR1
๐Ÿ’ก Studio lights: Howard Rheingold
๐ŸŽค AT2020 desktop microphone and Apple iSight webcam: Howard Rheingold

๐Ÿ’‡ Hair Stylist: Judy Maas, Partners for Hair
๐Ÿ‘ Wardrobe consultants: all them ppl on Facebook 24 September 2014

๐ŸŽญ Consulting editors: Jules Beesley and Ryan Junell
๐Ÿ”Š Consulting audio engineer: Thomas "Gench" Dimuzio
๐Ÿ”‰ Soundtrack consultant: Jon "Wobbly" Leidecker

๐ŸŽฌ I edited using Final Cut Pro X plus Motion 5 for this project. I paid for Producers Best Friend helped me understand the data feeding my project, and Final Cut Library Manager to keep track of files.

I used free music, free software, free effects, free visuals whenever possible. The music of Blevin Blectum & The Gasman appears in this film by special permission. When I had the okay to use a video from YouTube, I used ClipConverter.cc to download MP4 files. A portion of the proceeds for this film will go to support a mix of causes including the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia), the Internet Archive / WayBack Machine, Creative Commons, plus $ to folks who made plugins, graphics, sounds, and expertise available free online. I took advantage of free lessons from generous FCPx teachers including Alex Gollner, T. Payton, Larry Jordan, Mark Spencer and Steve Martin.

Recovering old media is challenging; thanks to these folks for their hard work preserving digital history:
Olia Lialina's project Prof. Dr. Style: Top 10 Web Design Styles of 1993 (Vernacular Web 3), July 2010
Cameron Kaiser for help running old software, including X-Windows Mosaic in OSX
Installing WordPerfect for the Mac on Intel Macs allowed me to run NCSA Mosaic 1.0 for Mac on a 2015-era computer, thanks to Edward Mendelson
And thanks to the Mishawaka font research and recovery team!

๐Ÿ™ These folks watched and gave feedback: Will Rogers, Jamie Wilkinson, Ilyse Magy, Howard Rheingold, Lori McClurg, Jim McClurg, Joan Hall, Jules Beesley, Peggy Weil, Christopher Sikkenga, Jennifer Secord, Tom Wiltzius, James Defebaugh, Ben Cerveny, Rachel Cassandra, Gideon Wald, Miju Han, Elias Wald, Cassidy Wald, Colin Hall, Amanda Hall, Ryan Junell, Jon Leidecker, Adam Fisher, and students of Howard Rheingold's Winter 2015 Social Media Issues class Stanford COMM 282.

Thanks to my readers and viewers and listeners for sharing your attention with me. Years learning from you leads me to believe we are ultimately co-participants in a culture of mutual amusement and respect.

Thanks to all my sponsors and patrons through Paypal, Amazon, Patreon, VHX, couches, checks, cash and good cheer. You've invested your resources in my exploratory communications and I am so honored.

Thank you to my family and friends for abiding me amidst my public searching.
Thanks to Dad for sanding up my oyster.
Thanks to George for showing me how to stick around.
Thanks to Mom for being a mother and a father, a breadwinner, friend, teacher, role model and travel companion for life. Her unswerving faith in my potential to leave the world a better place has driven me to want to make my privileges, largely the result of her hard work, accessible to people beyond my ken.

Thanks to my partner Ilyse Iris Magy. She lent her eyes, her hands, her phone camera, her insight and her communications expertise to this project. She encourages me to experiment with my story in public. I could not have made this film without her support.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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