It all started back in 1999, sitting at work, bored out of my mind yet
feeling slightly ambitious. I decided that skiing was taking a definite
turn for the better, and the sport needed a core website to promote it.
The original site was as basic as they come. No interactivity. No
stellar content. Nothing but a couple of profiles of some sick riders,
and three trick tips.
A year later, on a saturday afternoon in September of 2000, again while
sitting at work with nothing to do, a decision was made that would
change Newschoolers.com forever. The site needed something more. It
needed more content. More updates. It needed to be completely
interactive. So on that sunny afternoon, from 20 stories above downtown
Ottawa, with the visual buzz of tourists and mall-walkers below, the
new Newschoolers.com was born.
The first interactive Newschoolers.com, which was released on October
1st of 2000, was a hit from the day it started. Members loved the
interactivity, and guests loved the content. After only three months
online, the site had attracted more than 500 members, a sure sign of
good things to come.
As the site continued to grow to new levels, so did the glitches in the
code. Every old-time member can remember the days of the re-code, when
the site was completely rebuilt from the ground up. The re-code ensured
that Newschoolers.com would not fold under the pressure of the
thousands of hits it received every day, and after moving to another
new server, the site was finally solid and ready for action.
Three years after the initial concept was conceived, Newschoolers.com
has become the place to find information, talk to other skiers, watch
videos, and look at pictures. The possibilities are endless as
thousands of new forum posts appear each week, and new members join
daily. As the sport of skiing continues to grows, so does
Newschoolers.com. With magazines, ski movies, and ski hills noticing
the mass potential of the site, only time will tell what will happen
July 29th, 2002.
austin, once again, you opened your mouth and everybody owned you before you pressed "add reply"
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