What was the first Rumors site?

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    MacFan25

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    What was the first Apple Rumors site? I just started following rumors sites in December of last year, so I really have no clue.
     
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    Well, depends on if you count MacWeek.

    MacWeek had a rumor column, which may have been the first.

    MacOSRumors was first otherwise (from my recollection). As they state today:

    "Keep an eye out later this afternoon/evening for much more dirt from the original, best, and by far the most humble Mac rumor site on the planet." -- MacOSRumors

    I think "most humble" is an oxymoron.

    Anyhow.... MacOSRumors originally didn't even have a domain name. That came later. They've also changed ownership over the years. So, it's not quite the same... I don't think ryan meador is involved anymore.

    arn
     
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    I used to peruse macosrumors.com before landing here...back in the day... ;)
     
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    MOSR was the first rumor site i visited, c.2001. their biggest coup was predicting the Cube, right?
     
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    I don't remember which, but my first rumor site was either Appleinsider or MOSR. I quickly realized MOSR wasn't all that great, but did find AI's forums to be a great asset to me since I was a switcher when I bought my PowerBook in '99 and had no experience with Apple.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking that macosrumors was one of the first, but wasn't sure.
     
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    Of course there was the occasional fit of activity on Usenet before any of them byt that isn't really a site.
     
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    Who's Arn?

    Off topic, but curiosity is engulfing me.

    Who's Arn? I know he's the MacRumors god but does that mean owner/creator?

    Anyway, Arn, thanks a million. I love the site. It was partially responsible for my first Mac purchase. I promise to become a contributor in the next couple of months.

    Cheers,

    Squire

    P.S. Is their a site FAQ page? I'm also curious about the designations for newbie>regular>6502, etc. ("Newbie" and "regular" are pretty self-explanatory, but 6502?)

    Edit: Sorry. Just found the FAQ page.
    Edit #2: But I'm still in the dark.
     
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    Re: Who's Arn?

    Yes, Arn is the owner/creator. He also owns Mac Bytes, and Mac Polls.

    He is god. :p

    The designations are for post count, if you do a search there are quite a few pages on such.




    MacWeek is the best, will be the best, Mac Mag ever.

    Ever. It owns.

    I could MacWeek as the first 'rumor' for the Mac media center.
     
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    Murph Sewall's Vaporware was posted to the info-mac usenet group way back in the early 90's. Before mosaic (and the web) existed. It had all sorts of good gossip. I always like Mac the Knife, who could be the same person posting as the Naked Mole Rat on macedition.com.

    [edit] this is my one thousandth post. It took a while, I was at 995-1000 for almost a week.
     
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    bennetsaysargh

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    i remember when mac os x 10.1 came out i went to macworld. that's when i remember following rumor sies and stuff. that's also when i got a little smarter about computers:p
     
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    Good Job man.


    And this is some great info on this thread, I never really knew.
     

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