Yeah, those free web services that give you so much if you give them your content. A salute to 35 Dead Web Services. I could have added many kore, but I got tired.
Who knows where the idea came from? Maybe it was some media making tool someone tweeted named after nuts. And I got the Queen song stuck in my mind.
But I did not want to deal with Content ID, so I started looking for midi versions of the song, and found this awesome clip- the animation on the display looks like tetris.
I decided to ask for help compiling a list of the dead
— Alan Levine (@cogdog) February 20, 2015
Other sources that helped include:
- Google Discontinued Services (Wikipedia)
- 50 Web Ways to Tell a Story Island of Lost Tools (that’s mine)
- Yahoo Discontinued Services (Wikipedia)
- Archive Team Rescued Sites (Go Team Go!)
The Wayback machine was indispensable in getting pre-death screenshots of the sites
I assembled it in iMovie, using the screen shots in a cutaway track over the keyboard. If you set the crop mode to Fit to Crop, you can apply a bit of transparency. I had grand plans to tightly sync the screens to the beat, and to mix up all the screens. That go really tedious, so I ended up doing some copy paste and some nudging of the overlays.
The post "Another Web Bites the Dust" was originally squeezed out of the bottom of an old rusted tube of toothpaste at CogDogBlog (https://cogdogblog.com/2015/02/another-web-bites-the-dust/) on February 26, 2015.