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Happy Fifth Birthday, Kitely?

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Abstracted from the forthcoming newsletter:

Did you know that Kitely was running in stealth mode in February 2009 and pre-launch in May 2010? The first live record in the Wayback Machine is April 2011. The first Welcome to Kitely blog went live on April 20th by which time the grid was just under four weeks old. Graham looks at calendar and pauses to count on fingers.

Happy Fifth Birthday, Kitely! :D

https://www.kitely.com/virtual-world-ne ... to-kitely/
https://web.archive.org/web/20090217160 ... itely.com/
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I should add that Kitely's final billing system didn't emerge until 2nd Feb 2012 and it was considered in beta before that so maybe it has two birthdays?

Early mention on HGB: http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2011/0 ... cord-high/
Early mention on NWN: http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2011/03/kitely ... ensim.html

Billing started on 2nd Feb 2012 or thereabouts: https://www.kitely.com/virtual-world-ne ... -in-place/
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Thank you for noticing Graham.

We conceived Kitely as a "Virtual Worlds on Demand" solution in late 2008. Kitely was then selected as IVC Online's Company of the Month in February 2009.

We moonlighted developing Kitely for close to 2.5 years before starting its public beta on March 27, 2011.
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I think congratulations are very much in order as of the 27th to both yourself and Oren. Thanks for developing such a great service and long may it continue.

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Seconded!
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5 years! Wow. Thank you Ilan and Oren for creating this stable platform where folks can build their virtual homes, businesses, and playgrounds!
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Belatedly the (fairly) awesome five candle tophat is now on the Market. Yay? https://www.kitely.com/market/product/9 ... day-Tophat
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Wouldn't trade Kitely for any other platform. Thanks for making a virtual home that's fantastic!
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Woohoo! Happy Birthday, Kitely! Is there going to be a party?
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i would like to take a moment to say that I find Kitely has a really special energy and vibe to the worlds and this forum community :) awesome work keep it up, i look forward to staying involved and hopefully getting going with some worlds and meshes of my own very soon!! :o
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