Friday, 9 May 2008

Happy Birthday from Ebay!

I got a nice email from Ebay today. Apparently I have been a member for 5 years and they sent an email to say "thank you for being a valued member of the community."

Ebay have received their fair share of criticism recently, but I think this is a nice touch. [ NB For those of you interested I joined to try to sell an unwanted / unplayed Full Monty video, got no bids and ended up buying a 12" record instead. Track I bought was Viola by Moogwai and you can hear it here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60dwBIypflY ]

Receiving a card like this makes you think about how much has happened in the last 5 years. It also makes you realise how much the internet has changed - 5 years ago there was no Facebook / YouTube / Myspace, itunes had just launched, there were less than 3 million broadband connections in the UK and people were worried for Google's future!
(http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jan2003/tc20030114_2858.htm)

I wonder if they'll send me a 10th anniversary card and what the internet will look like then?

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