Title: Inhuman Swill
Author: William Shunn
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Annotation: Bill Shunn created this site on September 11 as a place where family and friends could post the names of survivors of the terrorist attacks. It serves as a useful snapshot in time, and gives a sense of the chaos of that day. In two essays, Shunn explains how quickly the site grew and became overwhelming. He also expresses the importance of viewing the official survival sites. The site includes a list of those who checked in on September 11, requests for information, expressions of support-both domestic and international, snapshots of the registry at different times of the day, links to official survival sites, news articles about his site, and finally a computer rendering of how Shunn remembers the World Trade Center.
Excerpt: On September 11th, 2001, in the wake of the collapse of the Twin Towers, I created what may have been the first online "survivor registry"%uFFD1a site where people could post their names to let unreachable friends and loved ones know they were okay.
Type: personal
Contains: stories, essays/reflections, memorial, links