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What happens when someone shares too much of their life online? Pioneer blogger Justin Hall reflects on the sex, drugs and difficult relationships that characterized his 20 years of online publishing at the birth of the web as we know it.

This overshare: TMI edition includes access to supplementary materials: outtakes, drafts, revisions, production notes and behind the scenes views on making a film about a web site about a life.

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overshare: TMI edition

What happens when someone shares too much of their life online? Pioneer blogger Justin Hall reflects on the sex, drugs and difficult relationships that characterized his 20 years of online publishing at the birth of the web as we know it.

This overshare: TMI edition includes access to supplementary materials: outtakes, drafts, revisions, production notes and behind the scenes views on making a film about a web site about a life.

21 Videos

  • but why? - chapter 1/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    2m 11s · Downloadable

  • love at first site: the web in 1993 - chapter 2/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    4m 31s · Downloadable

  • portrait of the blogger as a young man - chapter 3/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    4m 42s · Downloadable

  • spinning the web: Wired & 1994 San Francisco cyberculture - 4/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    6m 22s · Downloadable

  • learning the limits of public honesty - chapter 5/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    8m 37s · Downloadable

  • fired for being weird online - chapter 6/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    4m 3s · Downloadable

  • endings: blogging, marriage, business - chapter 7/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    9m 45s · Downloadable

  • </then> <now> - chapter 8/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    4m 22s · Downloadable

  • overshare: the links.net story

    40m · Downloadable

  • Speech at re-publica May 2015 "Self Exploitation on Today's Internet"

    29m · Downloadable

  • Deleted scene: registering URLs with dates

    33s · Downloadable

  • Deleted scene: rough draft of timeline effect

    5s · Downloadable

  • Update: December 2014

    3m 20s · Downloadable

  • Draft: November 2014 for Thanksgiving family viewing

    37m · Downloadable

  • Speech at XOXO Festival, September 2014 - a live runthrough of content from the film

    28m · Downloadable

  • Preview: 6 seconds, from September 2014

    6s · Downloadable

  • full body [pants] test

    13s · Downloadable

  • Update: Accounting for my ambitions for this documentary in the summer 2014.

    9m 4s · Downloadable

  • Draft: 8 July 2014

    34m · Downloadable

  • 201401-brief - the first version of a trailer

    2m 33s · Downloadable

  • Draft: 20 Links - 29 June 2015

    40m · Downloadable

You'll receive the following videos

  1. but why? - chapter 1/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    2m 11s · Downloadable

    This is the first chapter from overshare: the Links.net story: http://overshare.links.net - asking why someone would want to share so much about their lives online, plus providing a teasing bit of context about the narrator.

  2. love at first site: the web in 1993 - chapter 2/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    4m 31s · Downloadable

    This is the second chapter from overshare: the Links.net story: http://overshare.links.net - exploring a love for computers, for video games, which lead to modems and BBSes and then to USENET and finally to Mosaic and the World Wide Web in 1993.

  3. portrait of the blogger as a young man - chapter 3/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    4m 42s · Downloadable

    This is the third chapter from overshare: the Links.net story: http://overshare.links.net - looking at how one person introduced themselves to the world through a web page.

  4. spinning the web: Wired & 1994 San Francisco cyberculture - 4/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    6m 22s · Downloadable

    This is the fourth chapter from overshare: the Links.net story: http://overshare.links.net - joining up with Wired Magazine in 1994 as they prepared to launch HotWired, a new publication for this new medium. Alongside Wired in San Francisco, Cyborganic and Howard Rheingold promoted a more participatory vision for this new medium. Who makes the web?

  5. learning the limits of public honesty - chapter 5/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    8m 37s · Downloadable

    This is the fifth chapter from overshare: the Links.net story: http://overshare.links.net - exploring the social costs of sharing personal information on the early web. What happens to home pages when search engines are invented?

  6. fired for being weird online - chapter 6/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    4m 3s · Downloadable

    This is a chapter from overshare: the Links.net story: http://overshare.links.net - if you share of yourself on the internet, you might lose a job! A story of Justin's Links on ZDTV.

  7. endings: blogging, marriage, business - chapter 7/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    9m 45s · Downloadable

    This is a chapter from overshare: the Links.net story: http://overshare.links.net - a personal blogger stops blogging to begin a marriage and a business, and then those collapse. Does personal tragedy presage a return to posting online?

  8. </then> <now> - chapter 8/8 - overshare: the links.net story

    4m 22s · Downloadable

    This is the eighth and final chapter from overshare: the Links.net story: http://overshare.links.net working to understand what can be learned from 20 years of participation in the personal and public internet.

  9. overshare: the links.net story

    40m · Downloadable

    How did it become normal to share from our personal lives on the public internet? This documentary overshare: the links.net story looks at the limits of one person's desire for online attention.

  10. Speech at re-publica May 2015 "Self Exploitation on Today's Internet"

    29m · Downloadable

    A longtime Links.net reader connected me with the people organizing this conference re:publica in Berlin, and they invited me to speak. This was about seven months after XOXO in Portland, and I wanted to challenge myself and not tell the same story I have been telling in my XOXO speech, and this here documentary. So I spent some time thinking about archetypes of personal sharing, and advice I might have for folks considering the personal storytel...

  11. Deleted scene: registering URLs with dates

    33s · Downloadable

    I thought it might be useful to see when a domain like links.net or bud.com was free for the taking, so I added dates in the URL bar as I talked about registering them. But I decided the footage was too busy, so I deleted it.

  12. Deleted scene: rough draft of timeline effect

    5s · Downloadable

    I was thinking to have a timeline effect situate viewers in scenes. I built a mockup, and a web-based timeline: http://20.links.net/timeline.html but then I decided to use titles to situate people in dates instead.

  13. Update: December 2014

    3m 20s · Downloadable

    A production update for this autobiographical documentary plus a request for help from folks who might have seen Justin's Links circa 1994-1999.

  14. Draft: November 2014 for Thanksgiving family viewing

    37m · Downloadable

    This is the draft version that I showed my family: http://links.net/daze/14/11/21-a-conclusion-the-end-is-nigh.html

    that spawned the feedback in this journal entry: http://links.net/daze/14/12/21-40th-update-and-do-you-remember-this-site.html

  15. Speech at XOXO Festival, September 2014 - a live runthrough of content from the film

    28m · Downloadable

    I thought I would show my film at XOXO, but turns out I had been invited to be a speaker instead. XOXO is a conference that celebrates passionate making in media and the internet. I was honored to have the chance to look back at internet sharing, themes I was marinating in deeply due to this documentary video. So I fashioned animated gifs from documentary scenes to make an elaborate slide show with few words, and in September 2014 presented a dr...

  16. Preview: 6 seconds, from September 2014

    6s · Downloadable

    Feast your attention span on this glittering media morsel - a six second preview of a documentary about oversharing my life online for 20 years http://20.links.net due this fall! #20links

  17. full body [pants] test

    13s · Downloadable

    I created this video in September 2014 as a way to ask folks on Facebook which pants I should wear:

    ┬┐blue pants, or blue jeans?
    https://www.facebook.com/justinreach/posts/10102642689086715

    acapella sound effects :-)

    Jeans was the clear preference of the people commenting; I ended up picking jeans. They do have a sag in the middle I wasn't concerned with when I was committing to my final wardrobe; a relative referred to my "Mom jeans" an...

  18. Update: Accounting for my ambitions for this documentary in the summer 2014.

    9m 4s · Downloadable

    Describing my intention to launch the film in time for XOXO 2014. Instead I ended up giving a talk, drawing on a lot of the material

  19. Draft: 8 July 2014

    34m · Downloadable

    Early on!

  20. 201401-brief - the first version of a trailer

    2m 33s · Downloadable

    The first public glimpse of this documentary project, with a call for submissions of #20links-tagged early web memories. Eventually managing my own memories proved daunting enough without coordinating submissions from other folks.

  21. Draft: 20 Links - 29 June 2015

    40m · Downloadable

    A draft of the video from 29 June 2015.