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    Your Job?

    How do you explain what web hosting is to family friends etc?
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    Simple

    "I'm the guy that keeps the internet working thats why you hardly ever see me and when you do see me I'm always working"
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    After many many attempts to explain it each time, I normally give up with "Internet Realestate".

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    Originally posted by Haze
    After many many attempts to explain it each time, I normally give up with "Internet Realestate".
    I tried that a couple of times, but they just didn't get it!
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    You work the keyboard for Yahoo's computer.

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    What hosts do:

    They sit and chat on WHT therefore creating massive artritis in the rists which cause carpal tunnel syndrome in most cases in which we need treatment. To get this treatment we go to doctors who make money off of us. So Yes its true I do provide income for doctors and yes these glasses are another source of income for my eye doctor. I know I know my chiropractor also used to benefit but my back doesn't hurt anymore since you bought me this nice chair. So all in all we chat and make other people money. If you want the more technical version we make those websites that popup on your screen actually be there. If thats to complicated for you, then go back to reason 1. We Chat.

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    "I'm the guy that looks after the internet"

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    I AM TEH INTARWEB!

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    I use the real estate reference myself, but more in the vein of apartments with us as the super.

    Something breaks, they call us up and we go fix it. They don't pay their rent, we change the locks

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    Originally posted by akashik
    I use the real estate reference myself, but more in the vein of apartments with us as the super.

    Something breaks, they call us up and we go fix it. They don't pay their rent, we change the locks

    Greg Moore
    What an exelent explanation!
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    Originally posted by akashik
    I use the real estate reference myself, but more in the vein of apartments with us as the super.

    Something breaks, they call us up and we go fix it. They don't pay their rent, we change the locks

    Greg Moore
    Good Analogy, I think I will try that next time somebody asks what I do.
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    i growl at them. they know to leave well alone
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    Most of my personal friends are totally dead to what exactly web hosting is. I try to explain it to them -- kinda like an internet landlord.

    To my husband's co-workers, they always ask him, "What does your wife do for a living" He tells them, and they're like, "No, really.. what does she do? That's not a real job.."

    BAH!

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    Dam.. I had to do a speach back in school about something.. i choose internet...

    Try explain Domains, Hosting and Web Hosting Biz to a pile of teenagers

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    I just tell them its "Technical" and they tremble in fear, muahahahahahaha
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    I usually say something like..
    "Websites aren't just out there on the internet, they have to be placed on a computer. When you type in a website address, it connects you to the computer. I own the computer and keep it running."
    Then they say, "So you make websites?"
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    I just tell them to go to www.askjeeves.com

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