Bonus: Growth of Web 2.0 & RWW in 2005, Before My US Trip
I first visited the US in late September 2005. But what happened in Web 2.0 and for ReadWriteWeb in the 9 months prior? (A bonus post for paid subscribers)
Part 5 of my serialized book, Bubble Blog, describes my first trip to Silicon Valley at the end of September and for a couple of weeks in October of 2005. Some of you may’ve noticed that I skipped the previous 9 months, since part 4 was about the second half of 2004. I did that mostly because I wanted to get to my Silicon Valley experiences, which is when the action truly begins in my story. The next three sections will further describe this trip, focusing in particular on my attendance at the 2005 Web 2.0 Conference — arguably the first major tipping point for the Web 2.0 era.
However, as a bonus post for paid subscribers, I thought I’d describe how the first nine months of 2005 panned out for both ReadWriteWeb and Web 2.0 itself. I’ll be including some inside information about RWW from that timeframe — I figure, what does it matter at this point who knows about my stats etc from that era. (btw, thank you to everyone who has signed up here as a paid subscriber — your support at this early stage of my book project means a lot to me!)
Growth of ReadWriteWeb, Jan-Sep 2005
Let’s go right back to January 2005, which happened to be when I launched the Web 2.0 Weekly Wrapup. This became a long-running feature of ReadWriteWeb and helped the site become a go-to source of Web 2.0 news, which in turned increased my page views and RSS subscribers over 2005.
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