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 pushed out of the bottom of a purple jar of Play-Doh at CogDogBlog (https://cogdogblog.com/2015/02/another-web-bites-the-dust/) on February 26, 2015.