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How Jamaicans.com Began Pt1:Upcoming 16th birthday

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  • How Jamaicans.com Began Pt1:Upcoming 16th birthday

    As we celebrate the upcoming 16th birthday (December 2011) I will be telling the story of how Jamaicans.com begun in my blog . The series started today - Below is the first installment.

    <span style="font-weight: bold">How did Jamaicans.com begin?</span>

    How did Jamaicans.com begin? This question is multi-layered like an onion and will have to be answered in parts. Today I will focus on how I was introduced to the web the content I used to start Jamaicans.com.

    I have to go back a little. Before there was Jamaicans.com there was a print publication called “Nuff Respect”. It was a publication that I started while I was in college. It had interviews, recipes, a top 10 music chart and articles targeting mainly Jamaicans. The publication was a success but getting to print was a hassle. Last minute advertisements, haggling with sponsors, late articles and a very busy graphic designer (He was busting out to the Caribbean community)…all the issues you have with a print publication. We struggled to meet the monthly print deadline.

    In 1993 I was very fortunate enough to work for a start-up, Electronic Marketing Company. The goal was to market travel packages for other big companies on Prodigy, AOL, CompuServe, Listservers and the “new” World Wide Web. We also had a large email database.

    I remember the first time I mentioned the word internet and email to some friends in 1993 while trying to explain what I did. I received strange looks. I had to admit that they were probably well deserved as I did not think the internet would play such an important role in our daily lives in the future. Being at a start-up company I had to learn everything and that included how to create a website (I will get into tools in another blog). It was here that the idea for “De Website on Jamaica” (later changed to Jamaicans.com) was born.

    My start-up content would come directly from Nuff Respect.
    Out of Many One People Online
    http://www.jamaicans.com

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    this is good stuff

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        Cool looking forward to the rest

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          Interesting

          Can't wait for the other installments
          R Kelly all summer long *sigh* <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/inlove1.gif

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            sometime i wonder how we ever managed to LIVE without email and the internet

            it's like we were in the stone age of sorts chiseling on rocks

            enjoying this!

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              I`d like a print-out of this A to Z documentary to get it published along with the philantrophy Xavier does for and/ or with the Heart Foundation of Jamaica
              Let freedom and peace abide, the sun shine, and your love beside me with you everytime.

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                <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Seveen</div><div class="ubbcode-body">sometime i wonder how we ever managed to LIVE without email and the internet

                it's like we were in the stone age of sorts chiseling on rocks

                enjoying this! </div></div>

                You remind me of the youngsters of today. Confiscate their cell phones for a day is like taking fish out of water.
                Let freedom and peace abide, the sun shine, and your love beside me with you everytime.

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                  Can't wait to read the rest of the installments
                  If you don't fight for what you deserve, you deserve what you get.
                  We are > Fossil Fuels --- Bill McKibben 350.org

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                    does this mean we all get a anniversary t-shirt
                    Im not in denial, I just refuse to see your reality...

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                      You mean there was a time where there was no Jamaicans.com?

                      If a so den mi nuh memba dem time deh

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                        for real...what did we do before ja.com?
                        <span style="font-style: italic">Can the Ethiopian change his skin
                        or the leopard its spots?
                        Neither can you do good
                        who are accustomed to doing evil. (Jer 13:23)</span>

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                          Like mi seh, mi nuh to memba.
                          Prolly do sintin productive

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                            hey mi have a bone fi pick wid yu ie nuh
                            <span style="font-style: italic">Can the Ethiopian change his skin
                            or the leopard its spots?
                            Neither can you do good
                            who are accustomed to doing evil. (Jer 13:23)</span>

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                              [tep outta di room an tek weh miseff]

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