Breaking the Chronological Order

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And the damn reverse chronology bias — once called into creation, it hungers eternally — sought its next victim. Myspace. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest, of all things.

A common feature of blogging was the idea of having articles displayed in chronological order . This may work for someone who does a real periodic log, but not for the majority of the people who like writing about what they know, about what they learn. Even technical articles about a programming language need to be updated once in a while, or follow up content must be properly linked.

Chronologically sorted pages of posts aren't how people actually use the internet.

For the most part we use search via Google to find stuff, which is free form and task oriented. You want something, you know what you want, you can string a few words together and hope to get lucky.

The first thing I did when building this website (see: how i built this website ) was to remove any form of ordering, and focused solely on the navigation aspects. If someone reaches a page I wrote (either because I or someone else shared it, or because Google sent them), I want to give them the possibility to keep exploring the different aspects of what I think and write. That is why I also focused on making backlinks (see: backlinks are the core of my digital garden ) very visible, and there is a color distinction between internal links and external links.


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