After a 36-hour period of nonstop work by Jason “GE” Seagraves, IPR went live six years ago today with our first post, on May 20, 2008. Our predecessor site, Third Party Watch, operated between May 2005 and May 2008 before being purchased by Richard Viguerie right before the Libertarian presidential nomination in 2008, which led to the creation of IPR and Green Party Watch. TPW limped along for a few months after that, but was never the same.
As of today, IPR has 16,705 posts, 279,770 comments and several million page views. IPR’s Alexa.com rank as of today is 408,686 worldwide and 85,221 in the U.S. IPR is arguably the largest and most visited website on the Internet devoted to third party news and commentary.
Thanks to all of IPR’s loyal readers and contributors and here’s to the next eight years!