Connecting People to People

The Virtual Front Porch

  • Get YOUR very own WWW Virtual Front Porch

When I (WizarDave) first saw the Internet back in '95,

  • I realized it would do 2 things.
    • Connect people to people and
      • Connect people to information.

People used to gather on the front porch

  • sharing stories with family and friends
    • passing down knowledge from generation to generation.

But people became scattered

  • making it difficult to gather on a front porch.
    • The Internet was a way for scattered people to gather
      • A Virtual Front Porch.

We put together a site,

  • found some good chat programs.
    • Started connecting people to people
      • Anyone remember PowWow?

We tinkered a bit with World's Easiest Home Page (WEHP)

  • Basic page for non-programmers to have a WWW page
    • but some other sites came along that went viral
      • MySpace
  • Revived...
    • Get YOUR very own WWW Virtual Front Porch

Email connected people to people.

  • It was FREE
    • send letters to one or all of your family
      • Create mailing lists
  • Does anyone still communicate with email?
    • 99.9% of my email is commercial or trade connected.
      • I very seldom get an email from a friend or family.

We put up a Bulletin Board on JESUSaves

  • and it really took off.
    • People from all over the world
      • Sharing information about being a Christian.
    • Some really great fellowship
  • and learning about other denominations.

We got several million page views

  • 3-5,000 unique visitors a day

As with all things,

  • The old gets replaced with the new.
    • Myspace lost out to
      • Facebook

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