overshare: TMI edition

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.

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21 Videos

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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 partic...

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

    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?

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

    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.

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

    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?

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

    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.

  • overshare: the links.net story

    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.

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

    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...

  • Deleted scene: registering URLs with dates

    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.

  • Deleted scene: rough draft of timeline effect

    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.

  • Update: December 2014

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

  • Draft: November 2014 for Thanksgiving family viewing

    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

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

    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 do...

  • Preview: 6 seconds, from September 2014

    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

  • full body [pants] test

    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 p...

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

    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

  • Draft: 8 July 2014

    Early on!

  • 201401-brief - the first version of a trailer

    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.

  • Draft: 20 Links - 29 June 2015

    A draft of the video from 29 June 2015.