The reach of the world wide web is, as the name would suggest, global. However, more often than not this is merely theoretical knowledge.
For local artist Karoly Szucs of Artisan Metal Works the reach of the web was brought home when an article on him appeared on cayCompass.com.
The first congratulatory e-mail he received was from Gregg Watkins, a friend who was in central Africa.
‘I was sitting in Republic of Congo Brazzaville as my plane had been cancelled so I was checking what was going on in Cayman. When I saw Karoly’s photo I sent him a message to congratulate him,’ said Mr. Watkins.
Karoly never expected to receive congratulations all the way from Africa, and was pleasantly surprised by the reach of the cayCompass.com website.
‘It is quite something if you really think about it,’ he said.
In 2008 Cayman Free Press websites served over 6,269,418 pages to the world, with over 2 million visitors reading these pages. To date in 2009 the sites have already served 2 million pages to more than half a million people.
The prime time for the website is during hurricane season, when people both locally and abroad utilise the website to stay up to date with developing storms.
During hurricane season the site is committed to providing the people of the Cayman Islands and their families abroad 24/7 coverage. This includes keeping the website up-to-date with the latest local reporting, imagery and mapping.
Cayman Buzz, the Cayman Islands only independent telephone directory has an online service where you can search for listings online. You can also type in a number you don’t know to find out who it may be with a reverse look-up function only on www.caymanbuzz.com
The Cayman Financial Review is the latest addition to Cayman Free Press’ online presence, providing analytical articles and information regarding the Cayman financial services industry locally and internationally. Dedicated distribution research resources are also tasked with increasing the online distribution of www.caymanfinancialreview.com to relevant overseas contacts.