My favourite Internet website is e-bay, an online marketplace where objects of all types can be sold. The specific website operates similar to an auction with the difference that all phases of the transaction are developed online (E-bay, corporate website, info). The company that developed the website is E-bay Inc, based in San Jose of California (USA). E-bay was created in 1995, with a different name, AuctionWeb, the website’s name was changed to E-bay in 1997 (E-bay, corporate website, history); in just one year since its creation, in 1996, the registered users of the website reached the 41,000 (E-bay, corporate website, history). Through the years, the development of the website has been continuous; in 1997, about 200,000 were made on a monthly basis (E-bay, corporate website, history). In 1997, the number of its registered users was estimated to 341,000 (E-bay, corporate website, history). Today, the website has about 94 million active users worldwide. The financial performance of the website has been really impressive; for 2010 the value of the goods sold through E-bay reached the $62 billion; it is clear that the specific website is quite popular despite the strong turbulences in markets worldwide – under the pressure of the recent financial crisis. I tend to visit the website quite often, at least once each week. I like it so much because it combines the commerce with entertainment; in fact, selling or buying in E-bay can be a unique experience, exchanging info with others visitors
of the website but also adding your personal views on items for sale.