The Greatest Moments in Internet History

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The Greatest Moments in Internet History
-Scandal in a Blue Dress
Drudge Report, Matt Drudge
-Bidding for Stardom
eBay, Pierre Omidyar

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The Greatest Moments in Internet History

  1. 1. Scandal in a Blue Dress January 17, 1998; 11:32 pm PST
  2. 2. Matt Drudge <ul><li>Born on October 27th, 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>Tahoma Park, Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Creator and editor of “ Drudge Report ” </li></ul><ul><li>He was raised in Jewish environment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Educational Background <ul><li>He graduated 341 out of 355 from Northwood High School. </li></ul><ul><li>He did not attend university. </li></ul><ul><li>He got arrested in June 18th, 1981 for making annoying calls. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>After getting arrested, he lived with his father doing farm work but sent back to Maryland to live with his mother. </li></ul><ul><li>Since he was unemployed for quite a long time, he was sent for psychiatric treatment, with Jewish Social Service. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Monica Lewinsky Scandal <ul><li>Jan.17, 1998 11:32 pm PST </li></ul><ul><li>He reported Bill Clinton’s sex scandal. </li></ul><ul><li>He reported United States President, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, who was 22 years old and working as a white house intern had a sexual relationship. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>It was reported on the Internet before any media such as TV stations or Newspapers in his Hollywood apartment. </li></ul><ul><li>Some publications started to publish online. </li></ul><ul><li>New web news era to began </li></ul>
  7. 7. Milestones or Awards <ul><li>He earned respect from many people for his courage. </li></ul><ul><li>He is known as the most powerful journalist in U.S </li></ul><ul><li>TIME Magazine selected him as “One of 100 people who influenced the world” in 2006. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is he doing now? <ul><li>He became a celebrity </li></ul><ul><li>He started a short-lived TV show, radio show and published a book. </li></ul><ul><li>No one knows where he really lives but probably in Miami. </li></ul><ul><li>He is hiding to get away from the media. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>He is earning millions of dollars a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Since he wants to recluse himself, he only talks to few people such as Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Andrew Breitbart. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Interesting facts <ul><li>He was the only editor of the Drudge Report. </li></ul><ul><li>A “Newsweek” reporter, Michael Isikoff had the scoop first but held the scandal. </li></ul><ul><li>He has a cat named “Cat” </li></ul>“ Everything I print I believe to be true and accurate.” -Matt Drudge
  11. 11. Consequences <ul><li>New era of Internet news began for good and bad. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet began to be considered as proper media. </li></ul><ul><li>People learned how significant Internet is. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bidding for Stardom September 3, 1995
  13. 13. Pierre Omidyar <ul><li>He was born on June 21, 1967 in France but grew up in Washington D.C </li></ul><ul><li>He is Iranian- American </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of eBay </li></ul>
  14. 14. Educational background <ul><li>He graduated in 1984 from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>He graduated Tufts University (majored in computer science) in 1988 </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>eBay was created for his fiancée to trade Pez Candy dispensers. However no one knows if this is true </li></ul><ul><li>The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer for $14.83 </li></ul><ul><li>People started to rely on Internet sales </li></ul>
  16. 16. Impacts <ul><li>It created a ‘ Fourth market ’ </li></ul><ul><li>It leveled the field. Seller could sell items at a fair price without typical markup. </li></ul><ul><li>It started the idea that rare items are more common because they can be sold privately sell on eBay </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Location does not matter anymore. People needed to go to the shops to actually see what is there and buy the products but since eBay have search bars, buyers can search for the items they want. </li></ul><ul><li>It changed the perception of the buyers. When buyers see an item that is listed on eBay for long time or listed by other sellers, buyers think it’s not rare anymore even though it might be considered as rare. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Milestones <ul><li>Co-Founder of pen-based computing at eShop acquired by Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Founder at “ Ginx ” </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Directors at “ Seesmic ” </li></ul><ul><li>Founder at “ eBay ” </li></ul>
  19. 19. What is he doing now? <ul><li>He gave his position to Meg Whitman. </li></ul><ul><li>He is philanthropist now. </li></ul><ul><li>Created an Omidyar Network, which is a philanthrocapitalist investment firm that contributes to charities for social changes. </li></ul><ul><li>Donated $100 million to Tufts University to build an Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance fund, which support poor people. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Interesting facts <ul><li>More than 724,000 American citizen rely on eBay for their small business. </li></ul><ul><li>About $10.6 billion sales on eBay during first 6 months of 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Pierre Omidyar has a Twitter . </li></ul>
  21. 21. Consequences <ul><li>Ebay helped to earn trust. </li></ul><ul><li>It stimulated economy. </li></ul><ul><li>It created jobs for people. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Bibliography <ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Ebay.&quot; Ebay . Wikipedia, 16 Nov. 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBay#Origins_and_history>. </li></ul><ul><li>Grossi, Jacob. &quot;The ebay Effect.&quot; ConcertPosterArt.com . Riverwalk Records. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://www.concertposterart.com/article/display/The-eBay-Effect>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Matt Drudge.&quot; Wikipedia . Wikimedia Foundation, Inc, 24 Nov. 2009. Web. 24 Nov. 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Drudge>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;New Study Reveals 724,000 Americans Rely on eBay Sales for Income.&quot; Ebay Inc. Ebay Inc., 21 July 2005. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://investor.ebay.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=170073>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Pierre Omidyar.&quot; CrunchBase . TechCrunch. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://www.crunchbase.com/person/pierre-omidyar>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Pierre Omidyar.&quot; Pierre Omidyar . Wikipedia, 2 Nov. 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Omidyar>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Where are they now?&quot; CNNMoney.com . Cable News Network, 2 Nov. 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/fortune/0910/gallery.40under40_where_now.fortune/9.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;World's Most Successful Immigrants.&quot; Business Week . The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/08/0821_most_successful_immigrants/30.htm>. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>&quot;Ebay.&quot; Ebay . Wikipedia, 16 Nov. 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBay#Origins_and_history>. </li></ul><ul><li>Grossi, Jacob. &quot;The ebay Effect.&quot; ConcertPosterArt.com . Riverwalk Records. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://www.concertposterart.com/article/display/The-eBay-Effect>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Matt Drudge.&quot; Wikipedia . Wikimedia Foundation, Inc, 24 Nov. 2009. Web. 24 Nov. 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Drudge>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;New Study Reveals 724,000 Americans Rely on eBay Sales for Income.&quot; Ebay Inc. Ebay Inc., 21 July 2005. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://investor.ebay.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=170073>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Pierre Omidyar.&quot; CrunchBase . TechCrunch. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://www.crunchbase.com/person/pierre-omidyar>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Pierre Omidyar.&quot; Pierre Omidyar . Wikipedia, 2 Nov. 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Omidyar>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Where are they now?&quot; CNNMoney.com . Cable News Network, 2 Nov. 2009. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/fortune/0910/gallery.40under40_where_now.fortune/9.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;World's Most Successful Immigrants.&quot; Business Week . The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. <http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/08/0821_most_successful_immigrants/30.htm>. </li></ul>

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