I need to record that date somewhere. On the night of 10th September 2012 I sat down in our study, annoyed with pretty much everything, and began building "WeTheUsers".
In its earliest incarnation it lived in a subdomain of my personal webspace. By the next weekend it arrived in it's own domain, where it has now been for two whole weeks. In those two weeks it gained email notifications, messaging, friends, the firehose, photo rotation, RSS feeds, event notifications, a user directory, and all kinds of other things.
The site now has over 250 users - all through word of mouth. Last saturday it fed over 15,000 pages. To date it has fed 50,000 pages.
None of it was planned.