Rest in Peace sobe.com
In my last post I was going to link to a site about South Beach, Miami. As the once naive 25 year old founder/CEO/Chairman of sobe.com in 1995, I figured there must now be a dozen sites that would be good for showing off one of my favorite cities to my new friends. Alas, I was wrong. Could not find a one. Looks like CitySearch and Knight Ridder scared everyone else out of the market. I tried to buy back the sobe.com domain a few years ago when the MyShitty guys were selling off the assets, but did not even hear a reply. I would have made something of that site again... perhaps I still will one day. Turns out the domain is owned by a domain squatting company from Asia somewhere called CyPack.com (which is why I don't link to it above).
Fortunately for me, sobe.com lives on in its former glory, thanks to the Internet Archive and the WayBack Machine.