still ahead of the future: romance edition

The Dumpster is a visualization of ~20,000 break-ups that were posted to blogs, LiveJounal, MySpazz, etc, in 2005.  Welcome to the future, two years ago.  William Gibson (and Marshall McLuhan, for that matter) would be proud.

The interesting thing for me is that The Dumpster only displays excerpts from each blog, and no links to the blogs in question.  Obviously, this is done for privacy reasons – but there’s no need to do so.  And wouldn’t it be just so Internet if you could link out to to these people?