"The Ring" archive entries from May 1st 2013

  • Quote from Ringmaster

    Today I sent a request to Pacific University marketing office to get a Facebook account for our new campus site in Woodburn. I got an email back in which I was asked:

    Q: Lastly, what kind of experience do you (and any others) have with social media? Have you managed accounts for a business before? Or just personal use?

    My Answer: In 1995 I wrote the computer code for an early "message board"-style site called "The Ring" whose audience is shot put, discus, hammer, and javelin throwers, coaches and their friends and family. Initially, I hosted The Ring on a Pentium II desktop computer in my graduate student office at the University of Idaho. Through 1996-2008 The Ring saw periods of 100+ updates and 3000+ hits/day. This was prior to the rise of text messaging, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc etc; The Ring did all of that, albeit in a rudimentary way, and created an engaged, committed

    published at May 1st 2013 9:48pm on http://www.effortlessthrow.org/

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