This past month saw the birthday of one of the more interesting sites on the Web. The popular community blog MetaFilter is now four years old. WAMC's Greg Dahlmann talked with the site's founder, Matt Haughey. (recorded July 22, 2003 - aired August 26, 2003)
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Matt Haughey posted a few days ago (it's now Nov 2004) that he'd recently listened to this interview after it turned up in a search. He noted that at the time he was optimistic about the web's impact on politics, but wasn't so happy with what actually happened. I'm glad to see that Matt posted the specific clip (it's good to see someone make use of the mp3). If you'd like to jump to the exact spot in the Real stream, here it is.
As an aside... Matt mentioned when we did the interview that he and the guy behind Kuro5hin were working on a collaborative tool for politics. I didn't see it surface, which is too bad... it sounded cool.