ABOUT CAMERON BARRETT
CamWorld is a web site run by Cameron Barrett, or Cam for short. It is not about webcams, does not have a webcam, and probably never will.
CamWorld began on June 11, 1997 - a few days before I was to begin teaching a college class on HTML and new media design. I initially used the site to post links to web design articles I wanted my students to read for class. After my class ended, I kept updating the site because I realized my audience had grown much beyond my initial students.
In January of 1999 I wrote an essay called Anatomy of a Weblog, defining the concept and pioneering a new form of the personal Web site - the weblog or blog. In June, 2003 I launched WatchBlog, a collaborative blog about the 2004 U.S. election, and I'm working on several more blog-related sites that will launch before the end of the year.
In September of 2003 I relocated to Little Rock, AR to work on the presidential campaign of General Wesley Clark. While there I conceived and developed the Clark Community Network, a revolutionary idea that empowered supporters to blog and show support for their desired candidate. When the Clark campaign ended in February of 2004 I was hired by the John Kerry for President campaign as a consultant to help them understand how to better use their growing online community.
In May of 2004 I launched BlogCorp, Inc. a holding company for the ideas and web sites I'm building that show how blogs and online community can transform an industry through group interaction. In June of 2004 I launched TodaysPapers.com (now defunct) a site that tracks the daily news and provides an online discussion platform for each article.
As of April 2006 I am working hard on a "Web 2.0" startup built on top of the Ruby on Rails application framework. Our launch date is scheduled for September 2006. Stay tuned for a more official announcement.
I went to high school in Kalkaska, Michigan and grew up in places like American Samoa, South Dakota, Wyoming, California, and Northern England. This instilled in me a love for travel. In 2002 and 2003 I traveled to such places as Moscow, Siberia and Malta.
I currently live in NYC and travel frequently to D.C., Seattle, Portland and the San Francisco bay area.
To learn more about Cam, please read the following pages:
- Professional résumé and portfolio
- How Cameron Got Screwed (an account about how I got fired because of this weblog in 1997)
- The Amazing, Fantastic Story of Cameron Barrett
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