I’ve missed you lovely people.
Facebook killed Addison Road the first time around (but you can see the archives here), so it seems fitting that the site should rise again from the ashes of the still-burning social media dumpster fire. I think there’s a place for this site again, but I’m much more concerned about privacy and permanence this time around. I’m worried that things I say privately to friends will end up being read publicly by people I don’t know. I’m also concerned that things I might say today will re-emerge years from now, absent context, and be read not as the thoughts of someone earnestly working out their own mind, but as fixed positions without nuance, read in an uncharitable way.
So, to counter those two concerns, Addison Road is invite-only, and you must be logged in to see any of the posts (apart from this one) or to comment. It’s not a perfect solution, but I think it’s one that I feel a bit better about. If you had an account before, you’ll need to make a new one in order to read or post. The link to create a new account is at the bottom of the page, as is the link to write a new post. If you’d like to invite someone, let me know and I’ll email them a link to join.
Let’s try this experiment out for a few months and see what happens, shall we? Drop in every few days, see what’s new, add some thoughts, but certainly don’t set up text alerts for every post, and don’t feel like this page is an obligation. The internet was made for man, not man for the internet.