Welcome to my tech blog, Jesse.LA!

Hello and welcome to my blog. I’m Jesse Wilson and I’m enrolled in the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Program on Online Communities seeking a Master’s in Communication Management.

I just registered jesse.la to be my new tech blog and use for my class, CMGT 534 – Introduction to Online Communities.

Dot-LA domains were originally intended as the top level domain (TLD) for Laos, but its official registry site now claims, “Los Angeles is the world’s first city to be awarded its own unique internet address: .LA”

The advantage to a Dot-LA name is that they’re still widely available and hyperlocal. If you want to register a dot-LA domain, I recommend using 000domains.com with coupon code “confirm10” to get the price down to $31.49 a year, excluding hosting.

Then I installed Google Apps which allows me to use a Gmail webmail interface and many other Google services under my own jesse.la identity. And now I’m using Blogger to administer the site’s content, though I might later install my own CMS such as WordPress, PHPNuke, Joomla or Drupal, all of which I’ve experimented with in the past.

Thanks for your visit and I look forward to educating my readers on CMGT 534 and the world of online communities and tech news.