Dean Allen Pulls the Plug on Favrd

Dean Allen:

There are still lots of clever and funny things to read every day, but finding these is no longer a challenge – you already follow your sources. Sites like this one now serve mainly as fuel for emotional up-fuckedness in the guise of a game.

There may be other ways to find them, but there are none I like to look at. Favrd’s understated stately design was reason enough to love it.

Anyway. I’ve made flesh-and-blood real-life no-virtual-bullshit-about-it friends with wonderful people whom I first became aware of via their wisecracks on Favrd. Favrd may have been a toy, but it was a toy that made friends. That’s a hell of a thing.

Sunday, 6 December 2009