Throwback Thursday: iWon Search Engine, Circa 2001

Bill Hartzer

Today’s Throwback Thursday search engine is iWon.com, circa 2001. Back in 2001, did you make iWon.com your default home page in your web browser? Today is Thursday July 3, 2014, and that means that it’s Throwback Thursday. Each Thursday I’m starting a new tradition here on my blog: to feature an old search engine. There were quite a few, so I think I’ll be able to keep the tradition going for quite some time.

AOL Newsroom: A Model for the Future or Shades of 2001?

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk AOL Newsroom: A Model for the Future or Shades of 2001? by Adam Sherk on February 23, 2010 There is an interesting article in BusinessWeek on how AOL is utilizing software and analytics data in an effort to match content with user interests and monetize it more successfully. Are you sure you want to write that article, Dave? Is this a good thing? Done right, I say absolutely.

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Eleven years now…

Sherrilynne Starkie

Featured Headline Uncategorized writing Pentagon September 11 2001 September 11 attacks Terrorism United States Virginia Washington DC World Trade CenterHere’s a post I wrote on September 11, 2006. It still sums up this day in history for me. Five years on. Just looking at today’s date immediately sends me back five years. We were living in Virginia and I was working in Washington DC.

Low Budget Movie Remakes Are Scoring On YouTube

Forbes Social Media

Waiting wasn't an option for two guys, who decided to "remake" the 2001 original release with just a budget of $100! Without a Fast & Furious film what were fans of nonsensical action to do this summer?

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Check Out The Ways “Peer to Peer” File Sharing Works

Tweaklibrary

In 2001, Napster had been shut down for unknown reasons, but till then the concept had reached to the heights as many new networks started offering the same concept. Can you go back in time when you’d take forever to find the files you wanted to share, let alone download them?

Vacilando

Ari Herzog

I initially read it after my own cross-country road trip in 2001. John Steinbeck and his French poodle, Charley, embarked on a road trip across the United States in 1960. He wrote about his travels in a 1962 book, entitled, “Travels with Charley: In Search of America.” ” It’s one of my favorite books. Among his nuggets of perspective, Steinbeck wrote about the connection between the journey and the destination.

39 Years Ago Today

Ari Herzog

In 2001 , the CDC recapped its history of HIV/AIDS research with charts and graphs. Today is June 5, 2020. On June 5, 1981, the CDC published a report that indicated five men in Los Angeles contracted a “cellular-immune dysfunction related to a common exposure” and a “disease acquired through sexual contact.” ” Those five men represent the first cases of AIDS, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, a term established in 1982.

When I Was Hired Sight Unseen

Ari Herzog

Considering the multiple steps of job searching today — telephone screenings followed by multiple levels of in-person interviews followed by an offer or rejection — I think back to the spring of 2001 before the end of the dot-com bubble.

Last month on social: Pop culture, piggybacking, and…pee?

Unmetric

Neasamani, however, is a fictional character from a 2001 Indian film who gets wounded after his employee drops a hammer on his head. We’d love to raise a glass of Chateau le Pin Pomerol 2001 to all the brands who participated but sadly, no one’s messed up our drink order ever. Social media was abuzz last month with a lot of drama.

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10 Years Ago Today! My 1st Article About Blogging

Debbie Weil

22, 2001 , that I published my first article about business blogging. 22, 2001. It was exactly 10 years ago today, Aug. Whew. A lot of water under the bridge since then, including 9/11, which happened only a few weeks later. The Corporate Bloggging Book was released exactly five years ago, in August 2006. The updated digital edition (with a new preface, a new section on Twitter and much more) is now available on Amazon Kindle.

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10 Years Ago Today! My 1st Article About Blogging

Debbie Weil

22, 2001 , that I published my first article about business blogging. 22, 2001. It was exactly 10 years ago today, Aug. Whew. A lot of water under the bridge since then, including 9/11, which happened only a few weeks later. The Corporate Bloggging Book was released exactly five years ago, in August 2006. The updated digital edition (with a new preface, a new section on Twitter and much more) is now available on Amazon Kindle.

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141,900 Blue Boxes

Ari Herzog

He penned an insightful op-ed in 2001 arguing for privatization. The United States Postal Service needs about $50 billion to stay open. Without it, you can say goodbye to 31,322 post offices and 141,900 blue collection boxes before the end of September. Here’s why: First, because the pandemic is causing less people to buy stamps and mail letters and packages, USPS mail volume was down 30% in the first week of March. The agency projects being down 50% by the end of June.

How to Troubleshoot Internet Not Working With A VPN Client

Tweaklibrary

or 2001:4860:4860::8888 respectively for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses so that computer can understand it. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are helpful for ensuring your protection and examining your security on the web. Today, VPNs have become a must-have requirement for almost everyone.

Throwback Thursday: Ask.com Search Engine

Bill Hartzer

Throwback Thursday: iWon Search Engine, Circa 2001 Today is Thursday July 3, 2014, and that means that. Today’s Thursday, September 18, 2014, which is another “Throwback Thursday” I thought today we’d look back at Ask.com and see what Ask looked like on my birthday, November 27, 1999. Back in 1999, we had this guy named “Jeeves” who you could ask a question.

How a Cardboard Box Pays Tribute to 9/11

Ari Herzog

The archive contains 3,000 hours of domestic and international news coverage from 20 channels over seven days beginning on September 11, 2001. Six days after my 26th birthday, and 14 years ago tomorrow, Mom awoke me at 8:49 a.m. and said to turn on the TV. She said an airplane crashed into the World Trade Center. My ears perked. I turned down the prospect of sleeping to watch CNN. I don’t need to tell you my eyes were glued to that TV the rest of the morning.

The Future Of Facebook

Small Business Mavericks

In 2001, no one knew that blogging would be as popular as it has become. If there is anything the Web has taught us it’s that you can’t really predict what trends will be the leading trends in five or ten years. In 1995, for instance, no one knew that search would become the most important method for finding information online. Google didn’t come along until 1998. No one knew that a service like YouTube would grow to become the second largest search engine.

Thoughts on Boston

Dave Fleet

The first time was in 2001; the second time was yesterday. Tweet. I don’t know what I’m going to write here today; I just know that I need to write something – to get it out of my head – after the horror of yesterday. Close to home. Explosion at the Boston Marathon. Like many people around the world, I stood glued to reports of the terrible bombings in Boston yesterday.

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34 Speakers to See at SMX West 2015

Bill Hartzer

Whenever I attend great marketing conferences, and I have been doing so since 2001, I try to hand pick a list of speakers that you absolutely must see speak. This is my personal best-of-the-best list. I’ve personally heard all of them speak previously, know the information that they present, and consider them the “best of the best” The bottom line?

HIPAA Privacy Rule: Is Texting a Violation?

The Realtime Report

It went into effect in 2001, five years after the HIPAA law originally passed into law. HIPAA Privacy Rule: Is Texting a Violation? Are you a private practice physician concerned about maintaining HIPAA privacy? Have you been confused in the past about what deems a violation and what doesn’t? Don’t be among the twenty thousand complaints filed every year with Health and Human Services.

How to Use Facebook Groups to Grow Your Business and Engage Customers

Hootsuite

As someone who ran an unauthorized 2gether fan site on Geocities for three glorious, hormone-fuelled months in 2001, I know first-hand the joy of bringing the community together online. It’s a pretty straightforward process — even easier than adding an animated fire background to your homepage on Geocities in 2001.

Why I am glad social media wasn’t around 9/11/01

Jeff Esposito

A lot has changed in my life, and in the world since the morning of September 11, 2001. While I love social media, I am very happy that it was not around back in 2001. Back then I was in college working in the mail room trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. In the 11 years since, I have lived in a number of states, got married and had a son. We have also seen the Internet grow from a budding phenomenon into a fully-integrated social ecosystem.

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Will ‘Technology’ Survive the Recession?

Atom Thought

Is 2009 worse than 2001? Looking back at 2001, IT spending declined by over 6% after a previous year increase of 16%, that was really a bad hit, and if we compare the same to 2009, we are much better off so far! . . . . www.atomthought.com. . USD 250b technology giant in 2008 reduced to USD150m nobody in2009! Is this the beginning of the end of technology giants? .

How a Cardboard Box Pays Tribute to 9/11

Ari Herzog

The internet archive at that link contains 3,000 hours of domestic and international news coverage from 20 channels over the seven days beginning on September 11, 2001. Six days after my 26th birthday, and precisely 10 years ago tomorrow, Mom awoke me at 8:49 a.m. and suggested I turn on the TV. She said an airplane crashed into the World Trade Center. My ears perked. I turned down the prospect of sleeping to watch CNN.

Our Industry, Your Answers: Breaking Down the 2018 JOTW Communications Survey

Waxing UnLyrical

For those not familiar, the Job of the Week (JOTW) newsletter is a free newsletter and PR community resource listing a wide variety of corporate communications and PR job openings which has been sent every week from its beginnings in 2001. Guest Post by Scott Kaminski. Corporate communications and PR can be a lonely business of sorts. As communicators, we are sometimes holed up in self-imposed exile creating content for others to deliver on ever-shrinking budgets. Or are we?

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This weeks #SocialMedia Tweetchat Topic: Destruction of the Media Industry: Will We Be Better Off In the Long Run?

Direct Marketing Observations

Newsroom employment would peak in 2001 as newsstand sales of the top 100 magazines approached 30 million. Meanwhile, US newsroom employment fell to a 25-year low and magazine newsstand sales dropped 63% from of their 2001 peaks. ———————. Laying out the fundamental issues and challenges in a post has become an integral part of the success of our weekly events. Usually I produce the post and the moderator comes on Tuesdays and facilitates the discussion. This week is an exception.

ITIL Certification Cost & Benefit Analysis

The Realtime Report

Version 2 of ITIL was released in 2001. ITIL Certification Cost & Benefit Analysis. Most if not all industries today are governed by a set of best practices. These practices are arrived at when industry players including associations, experts, and other stakeholders together, come up with a framework of tried and tested guidelines that will address specific situations effectively and perhaps economically.

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How 9/11 Changed My Life Forever

Waxing UnLyrical

11, 2001, that I knew I would change my nationality from Indian – of which heritage I remain immensely proud – to American. Eleven years ago today, I had little notion that my life would be changed forever. At the time, we lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Beyond Your Borders: Promoting Your Business Internationally Using Social Media

SocMed Sean

Lingo24 has been helping some of the world’s biggest global brands with their localization campaigns since 2001. Today’s guest post comes from Christian Arno, the founder of Lingo24 , a global translation company specializing in website localization and optimization. I appreciate Christian taking the time to share his thoughts on the international aspects of social media and some tips on taking your content beyond your own borders.

Praying and piggybacking: Who is Nesamani and why are brands talking about him?

Unmetric

Nesamani is a character played by Tamil actor and comedian Vadivelu in the 2001 film Friends. The world yesterday realized that meme culture is well and truly alive in South India, for all of a sudden, social users everywhere were praying for a fictional South Asian character. Nesamani and #Pray_for_Neasamani were trending both in India and worldwide. Everyone was left scratching their heads, wondering just what was going on. Who is Nesamani?

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How the “Disrupted Generation” Responds to Marketing

Convince & Convert

Since 2001, he has taught as an adjunct professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. In the summer of 2012, as I sat around with my colleagues in our conference room one afternoon, we were jolted by an “aha” moment. We realized that the coming of age of the newest generation, the iGen (or generation Z) is right now and that there would be another disruption similar, but different, from the one of the past decade.

Unlocking Creative Confidence

Twist Image

Back in 2001, I devoured The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley (one of the partners at IDEO). How much creativity are you bringing to your work? For as long as I have been fascinated with business books and other types of long-form non fiction content, I have been fascinated by content on creativity. What is that secret sauce that some people have, and can it be found, nurtured, inspired and galvanized into something usable and applicable to my own life?

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I remember the day that my first pay-per-click (PPC) campaign yielded the first batch of leads for the company I was working for. Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Online Advertising Online Testing Testing.

How the Web Helped Me Buy a New Car

Ari Herzog

I recently said goodbye to my 2001 Subaru Forester and purchased a 2013 Subaru Impreza. Have a look… I’d bought the Forester 12 years ago — and it was the first vehicle I owned all by myself. I was in my first post-college job and wanted to use some of my income to trade-in my then-Plymouth Acclaim sedan for a SUV. I researched, test drove, and decided to go Japanese.

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Editorial SEO Tactics for the Newsroom

Adam Sherk

Related posts: AOL Newsroom: A Model for the Future or Shades of 2001? By now most editorial sites are employing basic SEO best practices in the newsroom but how many are taking full advantage of every opportunity? To be successful an editorial staff needs to do more do more than just optimize headlines and title tags; there are a wide range of editorial SEO tactics that need to be employed.

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4 Lessons from Responsive Design for CMOs

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Related posts: Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I. Posted in Advertising Content Marketing Conversion Optimization Customer Experience Design Innovation Interactive Marketing Internet Optimization Web Design. Responsive design brings a variety of benefits – both for brand marketers and the consumers interacting with content across multiple devices.

This Is How Social Media Scales

Twist Image

Advaya was sold to Bigfoot Interactive in 2001. Episode #413 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I have been a fan of the social media management platform, Sprinklr , for some time. Ragy Thomas leads the organization and he has had an illustrious career in the digital marketing space.

CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Why CMOs Should Stop Being Addicted to Pay-per-Click Ads Back in 2001, when Google AdWords was just launched, I. Posted in Advertising Behavioral Targeting Big Data Business Intelligence Commerce Content Marketing Conversational Marketing Conversion Optimization Customer Customer Experience Inbound Marketing Influencer Interactive Marketing Lead Generation Lead Nurturing Leadership Online Advertising Online Testing Optimization Strategy Thought Leadership.

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

It brings to mind those famous words of Inigo Montoya (from The Princess Bride ) when his employer continually used the word “inconceivable” Since the introduction of the Agile software development methodology in 2001, business have slowly started to adopt the principles of rapid, incremental change into areas beyond software development. Hang around any medium or large business for a while and you’ll start hearing many of the same corporate buzzwords.

What A Three Billion Dollar Company Looks Like

Twist Image

Prior to January 14th, 2003 most people knew Fadell as the person that Apple called in 2001 to help design a MP3 player that would work with their iTunes platform, because the company felt that most of the other players on the market were too complicated. Who is Tony Fadell ? He has had many successes.

The time I spent the World Series in handcuffs

Convince & Convert

Being in KC at this time, and speaking at such a profoundly modern event, made me recall the autumn of 2001 and the last time I attended a World Series game – much of which I spent in handcuffs. 2001 was a most unusual World Series, on many levels. But it wasn’t the norm in 2001 – the year the Diamondbacks won it all, and me and Al missed half of it. We take for granted our ability to text, tweet, Instagram, Snapchat, and email at a moment’s notice.

Thoughts on Boston

Dave Fleet

The first time was in 2001; the second time was yesterday. I don’t know what I’m going to write here today; I just know that I need to write something – to get it out of my head – after the horror of yesterday. Close to home. Explosion at the Boston Marathon. Like many people around the world, I stood glued to reports of the terrible bombings in Boston yesterday. I saw the early reports emerge on Twitter, and soon enough there was almost nothing else in my feeds.

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Statistics on Advertising during a Recession

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I think Seth Godin outlined Marketing's Catch 22 best in his book The Purple Cow - (and I am paraphrasing here) - when times are tough the tendency is to conserve capital vs. when times are good the tendency is to not be aggressive. As marketers we are so often faced with the dilemma of having to cut advertising in times of economic softness. But here is some real data that you can use to illustrate why that is a bad idea.

Using social media across cultures

Janet Fouts

Launched in 2001, Lingo24 now has over 150 employees spanning three continents and clients in over sixty countries. Today I’ve got a guest post from Christian Arno. Read below for more info. Most businesses are now well aware of the benefits that using social media can bring, such as driving sales, getting customer feedback, building brand awareness and more. However, the majority are still only focusing on major social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.