Today is the One-Year Anniversary of the Magnae Famae Project starting. The project was officially launched to the public on January 11th, 2011.
I started off 2011 by working on a Brand new project with Luc and Sophie Moulaison. At first we called the project No.bilem, but then changed it to Magnae Famae thanks to the guidance of Jane Barter Moulaison. The project would be a news website and would replace the existing Kyle File Blog after Luc made this comment to me:
“…I also think I know one reason why The Kyle File isn’t succeeding very well. Maybe you should rename it. It’s kinda like Mark Zuckerburg calling Facebook “The Mark Book” or Steve Jobs calling the iPod the “The StevePod”. Maybe it isn’t working.”
So we thought of many names from Bookmark to iKnow…
- MEdia, Socialite, YourChoice, Webitis
- Urweb, yourweb (later would help inspire the name yourfaq)
- iTech, iMedia, iNews, iNow, iToday
- InteractiveBuddy,Inyourhands, Coast2Coast
iReadr was not in use in the domain system, so we almost decided to call it that. Until, Sophie said that it sounded like something Apple would call a book thing. So we started making more suggestions, our inboxes receiving a hundred notifications every 3 minutes. I suggested that we use a latin word. So we did, and we came up with Nobilem. We went ahead with that name and everyone made a logo. As I said earlier, Jane told us that technically Nobilem didn’t make sense as a name and we should rethink or use Magnae Famae. We all agreed to use Magnae Famae. That day we also decided to call our vidcast The Key Panel.
We started the project on January 9th at 8:39PM.
Luc made the final logo that we would decide to use, and a slightly changed version is still being used today. He also created the mini icon with the m.f in it that we recently changed.
Working for Magnae Famae was a great honor and experience. I am no longer working for MF but I’m still a supporter. It has evolved a lot since we first started it, and it still continues to evolve. Care and Share!
Ex-Chief Editor, Co-Founder of Magnae Famae
Us at Magnae Famae would like to thank you all for following us this past year and we have had great success.
Have a great 2012,
Tripletech Ideas Public Relations Team