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  1. #1
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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.
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    http://www.jamaicans.com

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    Re: How Jamaicans.com Began Pt1:Upcoming 16th birt

    this is good stuff

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    Re: How Jamaicans.com Began Pt1:Upcoming 16th birt


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    Re: How Jamaicans.com Began Pt1:Upcoming 16th birt

    Cool looking forward to the rest

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

    Interesting

    Can't wait for the other installments
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    Re: How Jamaicans.com Began Pt1:Upcoming 16th birthday

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

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

    <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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    Re: How Jamaicans.com Began Pt1:Upcoming 16th birthday

    Can't wait to read the rest of the installments
    If you don't fight for what you deserve, you deserve what you get.
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    Re: How Jamaicans.com Began Pt1:Upcoming 16th birthday

    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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