“I had people calling me up and asking ‘Are you the internet? “And we said ‘Yeah,’ and tried to sell them some of our services.We were the only company in the Yellow Pages with the word ‘internet’ in it.” The internet has changed a lot over the past 25 years, and Conru had a front row seat.
A website is a collection of informational pages on the Internet.
Before he started the first site for online dating, Andrew Conru had started one of the first companies that made websites for the newfangled World Wide Web back in 1993.
The venture was named Internet Media Services, of course.
The idea struck Conru in his dorm room as a way to kickstart his love life after a breakup—as he quickly realized, he was stuck in an engineering program full of men.
“The odds were bad and I had to look elsewhere,” said Conru.
Creating a citation for your website in MLA format usually requires you to identify the website author, website title, website publisher, and the date you accessed the information.
You'll also need to remember the date you used the website on your bibliography.
In what he calls “being in the right place at the right time,” he started Web Personals in 1993 while doing his doctorate at Stanford University, seated in the same classroom as “the guys from Yahoo and Google.” Conru first helped work on the website for his small department at Stanford’s Center for Design research, which inspired him to launch Internet Media Services with roughly 10 to 15 employees—all at a time when few people knew what the internet was.
A year later, Conru started Web Personals, arguably the first online dating site ever, which was run by a group of Stanford grad students and one bright-eyed high school kid.
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