has owned Worldtrade.com
since 1994, "a time when people thought the internet was a spelling error," he
"Worldtrade was designed to sell software and related products.It was one of the first 20 e-commerce sites on the Internet.At that time it was also rated as one of the top 100 websites on the Internet by Softbank
," said Levine
"Actually, I have been involved in Hi-tech since 1983.For about 18 months, 1997 to 1999, I hosted a radio show, CyberTalk, in Connecticut.On this weekly one-hour show, we reviewed the latest, software, books, and computer peripherals.
The website was kind of an afterthought in 1994, said Levine
."It did make money and led me to becoming a consultant in the web arena."
was a business consultant, Levine
worked for Xerox, Reed-Elsevier, e-Media, The American Bible Society, and The Gartner Group
Although 26,000 hits were recorded on Sept. 11, 41,314 people have visited the site over the past three days, as reported by Live Stats V 5.02.
"It is quite obvious, with the name worldtrade.com, that people from around the world would come to my site looking for information," said Levine
said that Worldtrade.com
was not being used to the extent where he
could depend on it for an ongoing income, especially since he
took this full- time position as an IT Consultant.
"To date I have received 797 emails from people around the world expressing their outrage and praying for all those affected by this horror.I would REALLY like to have some place to post these email for all to read.You will not have a dry eye after reading just a few," he
In the light of the events of the past four days, Levine
has decided to dedicate the http://www.worldtrade.com/ as a site for the exclusive use of posting and sharing such messages.
"Civilized people care about what happens to others, but unfortunately the best in us only comes out when the worst happens," he
has received heart-rending messages such as that from one contact asking for help in finding a missing loved one.
As a Jewish believer, Levine
was numb after Tuesday's terror attacks on the United States.
"I have had messages of condolence from all around the world -- it is not just America that is pulling together, but all our friends and allies all over the world," he
"What really brought it home for me was when I discovered that I had a friend on (American Airlines) Flight 11."Levine is an IT Consultant and works for one of the Big Five accounting firms.
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