Spymac Timeline

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  1. arn
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    Mr. Anderson

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    So what's the deal here? Any particular reason for posting?

    (the edit was for spelling :D)

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    So when was MacRumors first day?

    Were the forums available from the start or did that happen later?

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    Feb 2000
    Domain name registered, site started. used PHPSlash. Not very mature code at the time.

    Apr 2001
    vBulletin used for forums. Before this time there was a very primitive comment system in place.

    Those are the big days I can figure out at the moment. At one point MacRumors was hacked (phpslash was) and prompted me to drop PHPSlash and replace it with custom code - which is where we are now.

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    Ha, that makes it almost ancient as message boards/forums go....

    I do remember when there were only 3 forums. I was lurking at the time, not a member yet :D

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    It's interesting to see how they've progressed since their appearance on the Mac scene.

    To me, that timeline seems to show how they used the iWalk videos to get a lot of recognition quickly and then build from there. Not exactly the nicest way to do things, but obviously very effective.

    What's the deal with them incorporating?
     
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    Atari may comment on this... but by my observation, I actually don't think they did it on purpose. My impression has been that they were given the videos... and didn't actually author them.

    They've been pretty tightlipped about the origins though... :)

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    What I don't understand, though, is how a start-up site with little/no rep gets video like that. To me, it's got to be one of two things; 1) someone random gave them the videos, meaning they were obviously fake, and they used them anyway, or 2) they created them for the sole purpose of creating a buzz.

    Call me cynical, but that's how I see it.
     
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    funkywhat2

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    Spymac Network, Inc. had the iTunes sharing. Sharman Networks, Inc. has file sharing.

    Coincidence? I think not.
     
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    I think not aswell...
    iTunes sharing shutdown, both from SpyMac and Apple (4.01).
     

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