A “Revisited” blog post indicates that I reread the original and used AI-assisted tools (e.g., Grammarly) to improve grammar and word choice.
First published on November 22, 2009.
I have a friend who once commented to me (electronically) that he wondered how much wasted space existed on the Web. That is, how many pages have been started but abandoned out of frustration (a tyro who gave up), forgetfulness (oh, yeah, I forgot that I have a Yahoo account, too in addition to my 20 other accounts) or lack of continued interest—or of reader interest! I wonder how one could get a valid estimate of that “problem.” IS it a problem?
The thought occurred to me as I was revisiting and reflected upon Jane Hart’s categorizations of blogging and micro-blogging software. I rediscovered my own documented attempts to use many of these tools across the past 5 years. How can we avoid polluting or exhausting the Internet world? Is it possible to exhaust Internet resources? Is there a way to put a time limit on Internet storage? Should there be? Should there be a global (or selective) erase tool linked to everything one creates on the web or would its existence be misused? How can I most efficiently clean or clear my Internet desktops?