Overshare: The Links.net Story is a fascinating documentary by my friend Justin Hall (who is considered to be one of the first bloggers) about the story of how he has been sharing his personal life “in explicit detail” online since 1994 through his website Links.net. The documentary is free to watch online and there is also a “TMI edition” available for purchase via VHX with extra footage and outtakes.
overshare: the links.net story is a documentary about fumbling to foster intimacy between strangers online. Through interviews, analysis and graphic animations, I share my motivations, my joys and my sorrows from pioneering personal sharing for the 21st century. In 2004 the New York Times referred to me as “perhaps the founding father of personal weblogging.” I hope this documentary reveals that I was a privileged white male with access to technology who worked to invite as many people as possible to join him in co-creating an internet where we have a chance to honestly share of our humanity.