Skewed Perspective.com was one of the
first internet periodicals. It flourished with
hundreds of thousands of unique visitors per month in
the heyday of 2000-2004. It garnered media and
creative attention with its combination of original
fiction (including plays, novellas, and short
stories), music reviews, music, photography, software
reviews, political commentary, animation,
illustration, and more.
It had high points such as: recognition from
the family of John Lee Hooker on his death, a poignant
eye-witness account of 9/11 chronicled immediately
after the tragedy, and the debut of exclusive MP3's,
plays, serialized novels before that was even a thing.
It had low points like: server outages
because we had no idea what kind of attention it would
get and accidental deletions of content because we had
no idea what we were doing.
No matter what, the experiment was a success in
its one major goal: to provide a space for
friends and strangers to collaborate and create.
It's gone now, but it was pretty cool while it