Posts Tagged ‘everydaytrash.com’

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Monday, January 4, 2010

One of the best ways to keep up to speed with happenings in the world of trash is to fan this blog on Facebook. Our streamed feed lets you know when new posts go live and the comments and thumbs up button allow you to tell us what you like and interact with other trashies. Join the conversation.

Maintenance

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Yo. After a wildly successful garblogging retreat, we managed to clean up a bit around here. You may have noticed a drastic reduction in the number of trash categories along the sidebar and the fact that links are no longer bold. Please bear with us as we update the archives—most entries are currently uncategorized so if you’re looking for old posts, search is your best bet for the moment. Side note: while we reconciled many of our asthetic differences, we made no attempts to standardize our English. When I spell correctly, it’s in the American. Vic, as a citizen of the EU feels the need to stick the letter u in unlikely places, among other eccentricities. We feel, and hope you’ll agree, that two voices are better than one.

Garbloggers on Twitter, unite and take over!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Late yesterday we discovered that on Twitter (another Internet sensation), the hashtag #trash is not really used by anyone for anything in particular. These days are gone, fellow garbloggers. Please join us in filling #trash with the meaning it deserves (and remember to follow @hashtags to make it work)!

To learn more about Twitter and hashtags, check out the Twitter Fan Wiki.

Origin Myth

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hey there, new readers. Everydaytrash.com has had a bit of a growth spurt recently and it occurs to me some of you might be wondering what this site is all about. While we champion happy confusion, here are some bits of historical and autobiographical information for the unsatisfied among you.

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  • Everydaytrash.com is a blog about the art and politics of the world through the lens of garbage.
  • I started everydaytrash back in August of ’06 with a post entitled “This is a blog about trash.
  • I like to make up words. Like “garblogging,” “garblog” and “garblogger”.
  • A Short History of Garblogging can be found here.
  • Last November, I recruited my friend Victor to write for everydaytrash.com  from Stockholm. Last month he moved to Brooklyn.
  • Now there are two of us and everydaytrash.com is growing from an extension of my trash-obsessed personality to a multi-voiced conversation about art, power, people, politics and waste.
  • We love comments.
  • And trash tips. Send us your story ideas!
  • We are on Facebook and Twitter.
  • We are part of a larger online community, as evidenced by the ever-growing side bar list of Garbloggers and Greenloggers. We encourage you to check them out as well.

xoxo

Leila

This is a blog about trash.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

This is a blog about Oscar the Grouch. It’s about the smoke of burning trash piles wafting through every developing country in the world. It’s about the billions of dollars a year spent exporting garbage from one state to another. It’s about diving into a dumpster and coming up with a still-warm burger and three packets of mustard. It’s about detonating landmines with old truck tires and building bookshelves out of milk crates. It’s about barges. It’s about battery acid. It’s about paying sixty bucks for a change purse made of soda can tabs because the label says a women’s group in Latin America glued them together. It’s about sorting plastics. It’s about beaches built on landfills and landfills built on beaches. It’s about the “away” in throw away and the “out” in toss out and the “rid” in get rid of it. This is a blog about the art, money, power, politics, people and literature of garbage. It’s a subject that shocks and amuses me nearly every day, which is about how often I imagine I’ll be posting. I hope you’ll share in the fascination.


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