How Blogging Reconnected New Orleans After Katrina
By Cynthia Joyce (Editor)
University of New Orleans Press, Paperback, 9781608011087
Publication Date: August 15, 2015
Much of the story of Hurricane Katrina lived on the internet as the city reconnected during its diaspora. When Cynthia Joyce went looking for one vital account for a course she was teaching, she found the site down and the piece forgotten. This inspired her search for the works that became Please Forward: How Blogging Reconnected New Orleans After Katrina. Some of the writing included is famous and easily obtainable; a good percentage of the work is currently unavailable due to aging servers and broken links. Taken together, these pieces are powerful testament to the New Orleans blogging community who proved the internet could function as a crucial platform in a time of crisis.
Praise For Please Forward…
"This is an essential document of the state of mind of New Orleanians before and during and after Katrina. It's raw, it's pained, it's outraged, it's heartbroken- all the things it should be."—Dave Eggers, author of Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?