LYCOS SEND TEACHERS BACK TO SCHOOL WITH FREE WEB SITE BUILDING TOOLS TO ENHANCE CLASSROOM CURRICULUM AND COMPETE IN WEB 2.0 WORLD
Tripod for Teachers gives educators a web presence in minutes, connecting with students, parents and fellow teachers; Education is 5th most popular topic with Tripod membersWALTHAM, Mass. - August 15, 2007 - Lycos, Inc. (http://www.lycos.com), a leading community destination, makes it easier than ever for teachers across the U.S. to connect with their students, parents, fellow teachers and educators through its award-winning Tripod (www.tripod.lycos.com) web publishing and hosting tools. Much more than a virtual classroom, Tripod gives teachers powerful, easy-to-use tools to better compete in the world of Web 2.0, with the ability to create interactive web sites for more efficient communication. Tripod for Teachers (http://tripod.lycos.com/teachers/index.tmpl) provides classroom templates, easy-to-use site building tools and hosting services for any teacher to create a web site in minutes. Many teachers are unaware of free web page building and hosting sites like Tripod, giving educators resources to create a web presence to post homework assignments, provide links to websites for references, host class photo albums and field trip videos, and blog with parents and others in a secure online environment. "Education is the fifth most popular topic with our millions of Tripod members, and we are thrilled that more and more teachers are turning to Tripod to access our easy-to-use site building tools to aid then in their classrooms," said Don Kosak, chief technology officer for Lycos. "Lycos is proud to be able to offer educators the opportunity to utilize our award-winning building and blogging tools to better connect with the audiences that are most important to them." "Tripod has made a huge impact in my classroom, especially in the communications between myself, students and parents," said New York teacher Heidi McCasland (http://mrsmacsplace.tripod.com/). "I discovered Tripod more than five years ago and have been using it in my classroom ever since, and spreading the word to colleagues across the country as well. After seeing the positive impact my web site has had on my students, many of my fellow teachers wanted to create their own classroom web sites. Since then, I have led workshops, instructing other teachers how to build their own sites using Tripod, creating a more connected community focused on providing the best educational experience possible for our students." Getting Started links (http://www.tripod.lycos.com/teachers/index.tmpl) direct teachers to site-building tutorials, offering quick guides to building web sites, blogs and photo albums. Tripod for Teachers also provides customizable SitebuilderTM templates to begin web site building in minutes, while Tripod's free hosting services allow teachers to get a web site up and live within moments of creation. Tripod's Blog BuilderTM tools also give teachers the ability to communicate publicly or privately as needed. Established in 1995, Tripod is one of the original Web publishing and hosting sites on the Internet, currently serving nearly 12 million unique visitors, and ranked as the second most popular web hosting site (comScore Media Metrix July 2007). Tripod's award-winning Blog BuilderTM tool let users create blogs for free, providing quick and easy access to post digital photos via cell phones and mobile devices. Tripod's Photo Album tool let users customize album designs, receive comments and ratings and print copies of favorite photos.
About Lycos, Inc.
Lycos is one of the original and most widely known Internet brands in the world, evolving from one of the first search engines on the web, into a comprehensive network of social media web sites that foster online communities.>Lycos has been a pioneer in intelligent spidering search technology, combining its proprietary technology with other best in class search services to provide a powerful and relevant search experience for its users.
Times change, and Lycos has changed with them, evolving into digital media power house with two major divisions
Lycos, is a network of easy to use community and social sites. Lycos's award-winning products and services include tools for blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. The Lycos Network of sites and services include Lycos.com, Tripod, Angelfire, HotBot, Gamesville, WhoWhere, and Lycos Mail. Integrated, these sites help in bringing people together to interact, conduct commerce, have fun, and experience the best the Internet has to offer, is in our DNA. We offer 40 Local Sites in 120 Languages with a community spanning across 177 Countries. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.
Lycos employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide, including the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden, Serbia, Israel, China, Thailand, Panama, India, Emirates, Russia and Australia, and with representatives or partners in Spain, South Africa, and The Netherlands.www.lycos.com
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