Washington DC City Pages
, usually referred to as DCpages
, is an online community network
founded in 1994
. DCpages introduced the concept of online community publications in the Washington DC metropolitan area, and celebrated its 10th anniversary on January 1, 2004.
DCPages.com has been recognized by Eric Hippeau, Chairman of Ziff-Davis as a highly effective tool for promoting organizations. DCPages.com is the proud recipient of the Community Award at the Annual Global Information Infrastructure Awards (previously known as the NII Awards
As of 2006, DCpages sources of revenue are paid advertisements and directory listings.
DCpages.com's roots stretch back to 1994, when Jack Hurwitz, began connecting the community in his apartment by setting up a local Bulletin Board Service in Rockville, Maryland. In 94, Jack set up DCpages.com with the intention of linking up other services in the DC metropolitan area. The web site spread throughout the community as a local online resource.
Anthropologist and journalist Luke Wilbur began building a web club in his parents basement with the intention of understanding cyberculture. In 95, Luke and longtime friends, Clifford Bressler, Richard Lynch, Douglas White, established Infohall.com with the intention of promoting organizations around the Washington DC metropolitan area. Every Tuesday night dozens of Washington's local artists, writers, and programmers came together to learn about the... Read More