In the late 90’s, until 2002, Yahoo had a print magazine called “Yahoo Internet Life.”
They once did an article called “Sites We Hate.”
I was number three on their list.
Q: What do you get when exhibitionism collides with HTML?
A: John Halcyon Styn’s vainglorious Web shrine. The site took top honors at the 2000 Webby Awards for Best Personal Site, but we’d like to nominate it for Best Example of Unbridled Narcissism Online. When Styn isn’t busy modeling another gender-bending outfit, he’s either naked or, in a sort of vanity reductio ad absurdum, wearing a T-shirt with his own URL emblazoned on it. Not since Zsa Zsa Gabor has someone tried so hard to be famous for the sake of being famous. In a universe teeming with vanity sites, this is the one to beat. [cockybastard.com]
In 2007, Yahoo started a video journalism series, “People of the Web,’” looking at the people doing good on the internet. Grandpa and I were profiled as their launch episode as love warriors.
What a difference a few years make…