After over ten years of running Overclockers.com, I decided the time was ripe to pass the torch on to others.
iNet and I have had discussions over the years about integrating the two sites, so this is not a shot out of the blue. With the demands on my time from other interests becoming more intense, I wanted to ensure over all that Overclockers.com would live on and become all that it could be.
The absolute best I could think of is re-uniting with the Forum to use the “front page” as a means to highlight the talent and expertise that exists within the Forum community. I have always been impressed with the talent in the Forum and I think this merger will serve as a truly effective vehicle to allow others to shine beyond the Forum into a larger audience.
I’ll be around for at least a year serving in an editorial capacity to facilitate this transition. Our objective is to make Overclockers the “Go-To” place for objective, substantive reviews and commentary on what tickles our fancy. So look for some new faces on the Overclockers scene with reviews and commentaries of interest to our audience.
West Chester, OH – September 11, 2009 — iNET Interactive, a social media company serving Internet professionals and technology enthusiasts, announced today its acquisition of Overclockers (www.Overclockers.com), a blog serving the performance computing market. Once a part of iNET’s online community OCForums (www.overclockers.com/forums), the Overclockers acquisition reunites the two properties to better serve the community at OCForums and the overall performance computing market.
Over the coming months, OCForums will merge with Overclockers, operating under the Overclockers brand name. Joe Citarella, the former owner of Overclockers, will continue to serve as the editor of the Overclockers blog.
On a combined basis, the sites attract more than 550,000 monthly unique visitors. Once integration is complete, iNET believes that Overclockers represents one of the largest and most prominent communities focused on performance computing. “Reuniting Overclockers and OCForums is a tremendous opportunity for iNET and a decision strongly supported by the leaders of both sites,” stated Kevin Gold, Director of Marketing who oversees community development at iNET Interactive. “Combining the strengths of each site will create an even greater benefit to the members and to the multitude of guests who visit the sites daily.”
Computer hardware manufacturers interested in having their products reviewed by the Overclockers community can contact Joe Citarella, editor of the Overclockers blog, by visiting www.overclockers.com and clicking the Contact Us link on the left side navigation pane. Manufacturers and retailers interested in reaching the more than half a million performance computing enthusiasts can contact sales@iNETinteractive.com to learn more about the available options.
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Founded in 2002, iNET Interactive (www.iNETinteractive.com) is a social media company operating prominent online communities for Internet professionals and technology enthusiasts. Its vertically focused communities incorporate user-contributed ratings, reviews, and discussion augmented with professionally produced content.