I haven’t mentioned Detainee 063 here again since the post announcing that it was happening and one (good) reason for that is that I don’t particularly want this to turn into the web’s first books/design/torture blog. Some combinations just seem strange together.
But then it’s already been kind of a strange day on the internet for me.
On Monday, the site got its first real burst of attention, getting linked by Kottke (thanks to Ben Pieratt) and from there finding it’s way to Metafilter. And then last night Boing Boing posted about it. From having daily visits in the low double digits and about the same number of followers on Twitter, in the last few days it’s had more than 12,000 visits, and it’s now got more than 400 followers on Twitter and another couple of hundred for the RSS feed. Those are numbers that plenty of big sites could laugh off, but it’s definitely good news for something like this, and I’m very happy about it. (What will be interesting will be to see how quickly and how sharply people on Twitter stop following the site. It’s not a particularly pleasant experience to follow, and I wouldn’t blame anybody.)
Then today, something I’d written went up at the McSweeney’s website – an article titled ‘I am locking the Wikipedia article on our sex life’.
So there you go, whether you want to think about the horrendous torture policies of the Bush administration and the damage they’ve done to human lives and to the course of justice in the war of terror, or you just want jokes about vaginas, I’ve got you covered.
And thank you for visiting the web’s first books/design/torture/sex comedy blog.