About The Saddest Thing
The idea behind The Saddest Thing is for people to share sad stories, drawings, photos, experiences, and other sadnesses as entertainment, and then for others to vote on how sad each Sad Thing is, with the ultimate goal of determining as a group what is The Saddest Thing.
The Saddest Thing was first conceived in 2005 as a place to collect things that were so sad and pathetic that they were funny.
The site was re-launched with all user-submitted content in 2006 (although the original writer is also a contributor). We're making the transition from the publication model - where the site owners produce the content that visitors passively read - to the new Web 2.0 application model, where the web site is merely a framework, or sandbox into which visitors can share, participate, and play.
For more information about our other sites and design philosophy, see the Word Front web site.
This space will contain more information soon. Maybe we'll even answer some questions. You can help us by sending us your questions about the site or about sadness in general.
Add to the Sad
Do you have a sad image, story, poem, or other text just sitting there on your hard drive? Don't let it languish in obscure sadness - share it with the world and let others become sadder in the process!