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WhoWhere Internet Directory Reaches 1 Million Participants

Magazine article Information Today

WhoWhere Internet Directory Reaches 1 Million Participants

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WhoWhere?, Inc. has announced that more than I million people have registered their contact information with WhoWhere (http://www.whowhere.com), a leading online directory of e-mail addresses, telephone listings, personal home pages, and business URLs. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of these individuals have included additional personal or professional information, creating a presence for themselves in cyberspace.

WhoWhere provides a secure environment for people to find, communicate, and collaborate with one another. Who's There is an online e-mail service that relays messages to registered users without releasing their e-mail addresses to the sender. If users choose to respond, they may do so directly or via Who'sThere, and if they receive unwanted mail they can block that address in the future.

"We constantly hear commentaries on the transiency and isolation of individuals today," said Ashu Roy, chairman of WhoWhere, "But how often do you hear about people reaching out to be known, to be found? The fact that a million people have registered with us shows that people want to be open about themselves and their interests. Never before has there been such an easy means of finding other people in a secure, comfortable environment."

People can maintain continuity in cyberspace even when changing jobs or locations in real life. One WhoWhere user, Eric Wolfram of San Francisco, said, "I used Whowhere to search for a group of friends with whom I attended high school in Kaiserslautern, Germany. As it turns out, one of them lives only a mile away from my apartment in the city! As a result, more and more of my friends are registering in the hopes of maintaining contact in the coming years."

WhoWhere says its listings of e-mail addresses, telephone listings, personal home pages, and business URLs total over 90 million. …

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