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AfterDawn's 11th birthday

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 10 Jun 2010 11:48 User comments (26)

AfterDawn's 11th birthday Here writing my annual AfterDawn birthday post - and I'm feeling old. Can't believe it was eleven years ago we launched this site/obsession/hobby of ours, AfterDawn.com.. Wow. Anyway, today is our site's 11th birthday -- in an online world, that equals to something like 75,000 years in "real world" time. You know, 11 years ago, the dominant search engine was still Alta Vista and "social media" meant something like "going to a movie theater with your friends" :-) Times change..
Anyway, another year has passed and lots of things have changed. First and foremost, we finally launched a new version of our site back in March. The new design is accompanied with a completely new, language-independent backend. That has helped us with our localization projects and during the past 6 months, we have launched Spanish, Norwegian and Dutch beta versions of our site.

Despite the fact that AfterDawn has been around since the last millennium, our intention is to continue to improve our site's content and technology. We expect to launch several new language versions of our site during the next year or so, and also plan to go our site's sections through, one by one, trying to find ways on how to improve each section's usability.

Keeping traditions alive, I'd like to thank my fellow admins, our excellent staff, our moderators -- and you, our users, who have helped us to make this site something unique, something great, and something that I am personnally proud of. Thank you.

-Petteri Pyyny
AfterDawn.com

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26 user comments

110.6.2010 12:13

First.

Been here for 6 years now. A lot has happened over the course here in those 6 years that I have been here and I hope it continues to do so.

Happy Birthday, Afterdawn!

210.6.2010 16:58

yup happy birthday afterdawn!

310.6.2010 17:10

happy birthday form hooter :)


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410.6.2010 21:20

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AFTERDAWN!!!!!

510.6.2010 23:17

Another Year! Happy B-Day!

611.6.2010 2:44

:)

711.6.2010 7:08

I been coming here since 2003 and enjoying the exchanges from learning to teaching. My favorite community is one in which everybody shares their knowledge without prejudice, where even the Addicts learn something from the newbies. Congratulations keep up the good work and I really like the new design

811.6.2010 11:59

Happy Birthday Afterdawn.com, you guys rock. I have been coming here for many years, you help me understand the intrecate workings of dvds, websites, and just about everything else in this ciberworld we all have created. Anything I dont know, I say to myself, I wonder if i can find it on afterdawn, and ususally it works. Have a great year and many more. Michaele

911.6.2010 12:26

happy birthday and i keep coming back

1011.6.2010 13:23

Happy belated afterdawn ;) Thank you very much for the wealth of knowledge I have gained, and continue to gain ;)

1111.6.2010 14:11

So does that mean that AfterDawn existed prior to Precambrian man?

Happy B'day

1311.6.2010 15:56

I'm a day slow but Happy birthday Afterdawn (:

1411.6.2010 16:44

Happy Birthday Dawny, You have helped me out of some tight situations.Thanks

1511.6.2010 20:11

Happy Birthday and Congratulations, I am one your more quiet readers and I wish you all the best.
Cheers,
Lou C

1611.6.2010 23:21

happy birthday Afterdawn! thanks for all the news! and keep up the good work!

1712.6.2010 5:11

Happy Birthday,
Been with you for I don't remember how long, maybe 8 years altogether and have seen many changes, always for the better.
Keep it up.
Phil.

1812.6.2010 5:41

Happy B-Day AD :)

1912.6.2010 7:07

Happy b'day to the mad Fins




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2012.6.2010 7:48

Happy Birthday to Afterdawn, and may there always be more.

2112.6.2010 8:26

Happy Birthday Afterdawn!
I have enjoyed the last four odd years I have been coming here. Helping others and myself with the wealth of technowledge and news onslaught/

2212.6.2010 16:23

Originally posted by elliott:
I been coming here since 2003 and enjoying the exchanges from learning to teaching. My favorite community is one in which everybody shares their knowledge without prejudice, where even the Addicts learn something from the newbies. Congratulations keep up the good work and I really like the new design
Ditto...

Yes, I have been around about that long and I share the same sentiments. This community has a great deal of on-the-ball persons who don't mind taking the time to share their wealth.

2312.6.2010 19:22

Happy Birthday and long live Afterdawn.com Thank you I learned lots from UUUUUUU

2413.6.2010 5:36

I'm a little late to the b-day party, but I wish the very best for the AfterDawn.com website. It is really a great place to get the very best in tech info and all things tech.

2515.6.2010 4:34

Happy Birthday After Dawn. Coming here for many years ans always find solutions for problems.
Greetz,

Bammie

2616.6.2010 4:29

Brilliant site. The most reliable and useful place I've come across on the web. I check you out to see what you have to say about any software before I install it, you are the first place I look to if I have a computer-related problem. I'm trying to be concise here, but I can't think where to stop. Your guides are the best. Your news items seem so unbiased... I could go on. Thanks for your tireless work.

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