Happy 4th Birthday, TechCrunch

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On June 11, 2005 I wrote a post titled Technorati Beta Profile, and TechCrunch was born. Today we turn four years old.

Over the years I’ve written long posts marking the day with lots of stats. I’m not going to do that today though. All I’m going to do is say Thank You to the awesome people who I get to work with, and the awesome people who come here to read this blog. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

We’re having a small party at our office today to celebrate. I know everyone can’t make it, but you can watch along on the CrunchCam if you like. The fun starts at 4 pm PST. And you can’t miss me, I’m the one wearing the yellow Captain Kirk tshirt (thanks @orli!).

http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/170

ps – ok just a few stats. This is the 12,896th post on TechCrunch (and lots more across our blog network). Readers have taken the time to leave 607,031 comments to those posts (after we’ve deleted around 20 million spam comments). That’s an average of nearly 50 comments per post. 5.5 million of you come to visit us each month, making us by far the largest media company in the world that starts with “T” and ends with “Crunch.” I love each and every one of you. Except for the crazy psychos. I don’t love you so much.

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