PHILADELPHIA, DALLAS, CHICAGO (AP): It was ten years ago today that Matt Marcotte and Alex Gordon joined Phil, Isaac, and I over here at Throwing Things, merging over their Live From Five Minutes Ago and A List A Day blogs, respectively. "The move greatly increases the site's diversity," we noted at the time, "Whereas before Throwing Things solely focused on the cultural tastes of overeducated urban liberal males in their early 30s, the new site will provide the much-needed perspective of groups previously underrepresented in the blogosphere: overeducated urban liberal males in their mid 20s and mid 30s."
We also promised something else: "The newly-merged website, to be titled A List Of Things Thrown Five Minutes Ago (for a day or two, anyway)..." Um, yeah, about that?
I fully recognize that this site are a relic of an era during which there was mostly TWoP, really -- AV Club didn't have comments yet, and Sepinwall was a year-and-a-half away from blogging. Had all the options around today been available then, including social media, I never would have started this thing. I am grateful to have been born at the right time such that I did, and that I've had such great friends with whom to do this, along with all of you in the comments to build and sustain this little community. So thanks.