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In this 3rd Episode of #StoryofScoop I continue to discuss the early years 2000-2003. It was a news rich environment and our impecuniosity set us free.

TL/DR: Putin's election in 1999 was followed by the Dotcom Crash (pictured), GW Bush's Election, 9/11, then the Iraq War. /1
Back in those early days NZ's time zone provided @ScoopNZ with a competitive advantage. Our news always had the freshest time stamp. By the time we installed Google Analytics in 2010 this effect had ended - but our American audience was still pretty strong. /2
At the turn of the millennium there was no alt-right, alt-left or fake news. Just Independent News (hence our masthead) and anti-capitalism >>web.archive.org/web/2001103119… &o our great honour a large number of American dissidents submitted their Scoops to Scoop.co.nz. /3
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