This site came about after a debate/discussion/argument around 2003 about what this decade should be called. Hours of internet searching finally revealed the answer – nobody knows. It’s not something a government can dictate and since “the Naughties” was only named half-way through the decade, no-one seems in much of a hurry to nail it.
There is also no legacy since 1910-1919 doesn’t have a nickname, and the years don’t help any standard nomenclature. So we came up with a shortlist of possibilities each with their own benefits and disadvantages but still couldn’t decide.
So this website was launched to harness the mighty opinion of the internet, but it was pretty dull just having a single page with a vote on it. So it became a news source, a point of reference when you are trying to find what interesting things happened on “that” day not just the main news headlines (that everyone can find and a usually quite depressing). Twitter trends tell a lot about the mood of the day and what is getting everyone talking so the top ten hashtags Worldwide, in the US and the UK are given.
Video is another format that is shaped by the world’s happening so some of the best material from YouTube and Vimeo is featured.
Everything is keyworded and searchable so if you can’t remember exactly who did what to whom in what year, you can probably find out here.
Notes on content:
All images on the site are allowed to be used under Creative Commons clearance (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/). The Commons details are embedded in the images. Images from Twitter, etc are credit to the originator.
The written content is aggregated from internet sources and a credit/link to the original article is given.
Twitter statistics (from February 2012) are from Trendinalia.com
The additional news stories are from Wikipedia.com