Inspired by Noemi Dado, here’s my back to the past 12 years look at my internet experience in the Philippines.
On August 22, 1995 I read in the papers that Virtual Asia was offering free internet access in the Philippines. I quickly plunked down P2,250 for a 28.8 modem and tried chatting, “surfing”, and connecting to various BBS’s.
In April 1998, graduated from free web hosting services and got our first domain name: Viloria.com (Lampin: A Filipino Family on the Web). A few months later, put up Webmanila.com and started our experiments in Philippine literature and internet marketing.
Dabbled with intranets and online libraries (“knowledge portals”) in 1999.
Started tinkering with CMS in 2002. Used Greymatter for this first entry.
In 2004 conducted more tests in the field of e-commerce and email-to-SMS applications.
It’s been an interesting 11 years (for me). Here’s to more experiments in the years to come.
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"12 Years of Internet in the Philippines"
First Posted: March 30, 2006 | Filed in: General