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TONMO.com Website and Community Tony Morelli About TONMO.com • TONMO.com is The Octopus News Magazine Online – a community and content-rich Website devoted exclusively to matters pertaining to cephalopods – octopus, squid, cuttlefish, nautilus. • Founded in May 2000 • Features include: 13 Forums Image Gallery with nearly 400 images RSS News Feeds Cephalopod Web Link Directory Over 60 Exclusive Articles Community Calendar TONMO.com Content Main content categories: Ceph Care: articles on care, equipment, basics Science & Biology: papers, facts, studies, species Fossils: articles on cephalopod history, species, fossil-hunting excursions Culture & Entertainment: book and movie reviews, poems, interviews, art Lesser-known content offerings: – Tons of tattoo images, cephalopod art, videos, Deep Fried, Live! Flash- Animated Cooking Show, TONMO.com Screensaver Community • 16-member volunteer staff • 13 forums with 3,100 Registered Members • 51,000 posts in 4,500 threads • Private Messaging, Member Directory Stats & Facts TONMO.com is hosted on a shared server located in New Jersey 2 Gigabytes of data stored on TONMO.com Over 20 Gigabytes of data transferred to/from TONMO.com each month Within past week, TONMO.com has risen in Alexa site rankings to top 100,000 sites on the Internet Averages per month: ~30,000 unique visitors / ~50,000 visits / ~600,000 pages served / over 2.2 million hits According to Google: 677 links to TONMO.com from other sites / TONMO.com ranks 8th for searches on “octopus” / 5th for “cuttlefish” / 3rd for “colossal squid” In July, Forums averaged 46 new posts per day Product Roadmap End of Year ’05 through ’06: • Devoted Cephalopod Art content category • Monthly Podcast: interviews with ceph owners, marine biologists, artists, etc. • Forum Upgrade / Integrated Chat • Expanded Video Gallery • Integrated comments with news feeds • Outbound RSS feeds • Online ceph-related Games • Offline Publication? Shameless Plugs… • TONMO.com Supporter! -- $20 per year gets you access to the exclusive Supporter’s Forum. • ShrimpStuff.com – Live marine feeder shrimp shipped direct to your home or business – via FedEx overnight. • CephStuff.com – Today, cephalopod-related products from online entities such as Amazon.com and eBay. Tomorrow, exclusive ceph-related products for sale. Staff Greetings Thank you! “TONMO.com makes the world a better place for cephalopods.” -- Nancy King, Ceph Care Moderator The value of TONMO.com comes from the community. Thank you for visiting my Website, thank you for your invaluable content contributions, and thank you for your interest in cephalopods.
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