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Techrights: How It Started in 2006

Posted in Site News at 10:12 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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16 Years Ago…
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Summary: Now that we’re entering our 17th year it’s worth looking back at why we’re called Techrights (for 12.5 years already) and how it all started (in Digg.com)

TELLING the story over and over again may seem pointless, but readers deserve to know how the site started now that we’re 16 and growing (very promising changes soon, including a new CMS we develop). I’m way beyond certain we’ll exceed 20 years and maybe 25 years, too. We don’t need to sell out.

“We’ll probably add more protocols in the next few years; the World Wide Web is waning.”Techrights has occupied nearly half my life and more importantly it gave a voice to countless people who wrote both/either anonymously or with full attribution by name. With 34,962 blog posts at this time we’re only days away from the coveted 35,000 milestone. It’s the labour of love and collaboration, I’m just the faithful editor. We research topics meticulously to ensure what we publish is accurate. Our track record is perfect when it comes to source protection and we rarely publish errors (if we do, we correct them as soon as possible).

Our IRC channel started in early 2008, i.e. 14.5 years ago, and our Gemini capsule turns 2 later this winter. Our text bulletin started just over 2 years ago; the same goes for IPFS. We’ll probably add more protocols in the next few years; the World Wide Web is waning.

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