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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blog or Tweet?

My technology and social networking timeline:

1968 Born in St. Petersburg, Russia (Leningrad, USSR at the time).

1975 Arrived in US, speaking about 2 words of English (yes and no), not very social or networked.

1981 Saved $300 to buy first home computer, Commodore VIC-20, connecting to Compuserve with coupler modem, learned BASIC.

1987 Sending emails to friends from VAX account at SUNY Binghamton campus computer center, learned PASCAL.

1996 Running my first web-based company creating online communities, partnering with Prodigy to sell affinity Internet access.

1998 Founded Tutor.com, connecting students to tutors any time.

2000 Started writing CEO newsletters, emailing to all friends and business contacts quarterly to keep them informed of Tutor.com progress.

2006 Started blogging here, a couple years too late, posting every few weeks.

2008 Started facebooking and tweeting. Linked twitter to blog and facebook.

September 25, 2008: Realized I could put my twitter updates at the top of my blog, allowing me to give the blog fresh content through quick impulsive tweets, and not have to feel guilty about the frequency of thoughtful blog posts. ;-)

George Cigale, gcigale@tutor.com

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

American Library Association Survey

Feels really good to be acknowledged by the American Library Association (ALA) for the impact Tutor.com's library programs are having on families accross the country. We're the only company mentioned by name in this press release from the American Library Association.

George Cigale, gcigale@tutor.com