Welcome to our monthly Ask the CEO chat!
I would like to start by wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. I also want to thank you all for your contributions to the amazing 2006 we have experienced here at Gather. We have come a long way from the newly-launched site we had back in December of 2005, and we hope we made Gather a better place for you to meet and discuss important issues of the day, as well as the fun and personal topics that round out all of our lives.
I’d like to use our time today to reflect on the past year and talk about where we are headed in 2007. Your input is truly valuable to our team as we evaluate our options and select our priorities for the next twelve months to make Gather a better experience for us all.
To join the conversation, here are some helpful tips:
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2) Once you have posted a comment to the conversation, refresh your screen (see above). Don't worry about accidental double-posting of comments, as Gather technology prevents doing so without a screen refresh between posts. This will ensure that you can more quickly "chime in" with your thoughts.
I will be here for the next hour to listen and respond to your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.
I, and the entire Gather team, look forward to hearing your thoughts today and I encourage you to voice your opinions on all things Gather. Thank you again for making 2006 such an exciting year.
Tom Gerace, CEO
PS A number of you mentioned that you were missing these sessions due to the limited window when we are live. I am posting this a bit earlier today to broaden participation. I'll be back at 2pm to start answering questions then!