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A MetaEzra Retrospective

Not to toot this website's own horn, but we've had a pretty banner year. And as MetaEzra celebrates its five year anniversary this month (my first post? It was on scarves.) it makes sense to reflect on all of our accomplishments and ponder what the future has in store:

We continued to build our readership base among alumni, students, and staff while incorporating four new alumni editors into our fold, with Elie Bilmes '10, Munier Salem '10, Makafui Fiavi '10, and Walter Chen '04 MS '05. And the website received its largest single-day traffic count back in March when we suggested that Andy Bernard does not a good Law School advertising campaign make.

Otherwise, we live-twittered throughout Reunions (despite the fact that Andy was unable (or unwilling?) to make to the trip to Ithaca) and reported from the first-ever Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference. There was also a retrospective on a Mark Zuckerberg interview I conducted in 2004 and covered Cornell's own unique Love Story traditions.

Finally, there was our successful holiday contest, in which we crowd-sourced a new list of 161 that every Cornell alum must do, while we continually reminded everybody how much the Sun's list has deteriorated relative to the original list published by CAM. Results will be posted shortly!

Looking forward, the Cornell blogosphere remains strong. The folks over at Cornell Insider have been blogging up a storm, despite their somewhat suspect political views, and we've had some students transition into productive alumni bloggers, like Brian at Ithacating in Cornell Heights and some of the folks who have joined the team here at MetaEzra.

It's hard to believe that I've been blogging about Cornell as an alum for longer than my time in Ithaca as a student. But hopefully the coming years will be just as rewarding -- and fun -- as my first decade associated with Ezra's University.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on January 03, 2011 (#)

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