Tech coverage websites dedicated to the biggest dot-coms
We all love technology and are amazed at the success of the biggest dot-coms around: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook. They dictate trends and shape the life of many millions of people in the world. As a contrast, some analysts say that it is bubble time, again, like in 2000, and that it will end in tears for investors and hopefuls.
Therefore this project: dedicated and interconnected tech coverage websites following Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook towards next "Anniversary", that is the 25th of the 50th year after launch / incorporation. Will they keep smashing the charts, stabilize, decline or disappear?
What I Need & What You Get
My name is Giuseppe Cornacchia, I'm an applied researcher and work in Italy after five years spent in the UK. I'm a CEng in my country since 2003.
This fundraising campaign will help to set up and launch the interconnected tech coverage websites dedicated to Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook. They will go live in Jan 2013 and last until 2029. Milestones will be 2020 (Amazon 25th Anniversary), 2022 (Google 25th), 2025 (Microsoft 50th), 2026 (Apple 50th) and 2029 (Facebook 25th).
In order to succeed in this web 2.0 environment, people must know, like and support projects. That's why "Anniversaries" is here.
Your contribute will shape the very initial part of this enterprise. $2000 are needed to work from mid November until the end of 2012 and set up the websites platform. The project home page will be located at www.dotcomanniversaries.com (its .net & dotcomsanniversaries.com / .net will redirect). I already own the following domains: www.Amazon2020.com / .net, www.Google2022.com / .net, www.Microsoft2025.com / .net, www.Apple2026.com / .net, www.Facebook2029.com / .net. I also own the respective domains under the platform wordpress.com for initial experiments and calibration.
At this stage, it is planned that each website in the platform will be updated monthly with original content from Giuseppe Cornacchia. It will cover the financial situation, the most important news and attempt a comparison with competitors, aka the other big dot-coms followed here. It will be written in a simple language and aimed to the general public. Web 2.0 and social media tools will be employed in order to create a community.
The following perks are established for people wishing to support this project:
$10 - You will be credited as "early contributor" in the websites
$25 - You will be credited as "early contributor plus" and get a .pdf report about the progress of this project at the end of 2013
$50 - You will be credited as "early believer" and get a .pdf report about the progress of this project after 2013, 2014 and 2015.
$100 - You will be credited as "early believer plus" and get a .pdf report about the progress of this project until 2019
$250 - You will be credited as "early enthusiast", get the yearly .pdf report until 2029 and the special issue dedicated to Amazon in 2020.
$1000 - You will get be credited as "early angel", get the yearly .pdf report until 2029 plus the special issues dedicated to Amazon in 2020, Google in 2022, Microsoft in 2025, Apple in 2026 and Facebook in 2029, if still active.
I think this is a scalable idea and potentially a worldwide hit: 25 years are a lot of time for marriages and eternity for dotcoms... 50 years are triumph! The more support I get, the more people will be directly involved. I keep a strict B2B approach, that's why this is a fixed-funding campaign. If the $2000 target is not reached, then you get your money back.
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