Before Social Media, there was Virtual Community. Before Facebook, there was The Well. And it’s for sale. Tell the most recent owners, Salon.com, to give The Well a flippin’ break before dashing it on the rocks and selling its domain name, well.com. Salon may or may not listen at their salon.com/feedback link.
Bruce Sterling (pictured) asks, “Will some sensible person or institution please buy the WELL so I can keep my time-honored email account? Thanks very much. — email@example.com”
If you got anything out of the Tiffany Lee Brown interview series in the latest Plazm magazine, then you’re the kind of person who should follow this development. Exploring digital media, the death of print, and neverstopping social online, interviewees were Bruce Sterling, Douglas Rushkoff, Sherry Turkle, Erik Davis, Amber Case, Nicholas Carr, and Kevin Kelly, most of whom had or have a connection to The Well.
Welloids have reason to believe that this time, Salon is going to kick us to the curb. More at the New York Times.