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Author Topic: facebook.com (February 2004)  (Read 918 times)

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Offline chrisNova777

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Re: facebook.com (February 2004)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 04:54:15 AM »
Before that, MySpace was the one to be on. Everyone posted their music on it and you could use some basic html editing to change the look of your page.
It was started in 2003, even before Youtube (2005)

Curio bits from Wikipedia:

"Myspace quickly gained popularity among teenage and young adult social groups. In February 2005, DeWolfe held talks with Mark Zuckerberg over acquiring Facebook but DeWolfe rejected Zuckerberg's $75 million asking price" :D

"In July 2005, in one of the company's first major Internet purchases, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation (the parent company of Fox Broadcasting and other media enterprises) purchased Myspace for US$580 million."

"By late 2007 and into 2008, Myspace was considered the leading social networking site, and consistently beat out main competitor Facebook in traffic. Initially, the emergence of Facebook did little to diminish Myspace's popularity; at the time, Facebook was targeted only at college students. At its peak, when News Corp attempted to merge it with Yahoo! in 2007, Myspace was valued at $12 billion."

"On June 29, 2011, Myspace announced to label partners and press via email that it had been acquired by Specific Media for an undisclosed sum, rumoured to be a figure as low as $35m"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myspace

on the other hand:

"The social networking company Facebook held its initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, May 18, 2012.[1] The IPO was the biggest in technology and one of the biggest in Internet history, with a peak market capitalization of over $104 billion. Media pundits called it a "cultural touchstone.""

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initial_public_offering_of_Facebook

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friendster (march 2002)
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 03:13:49 AM »

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Friends Reunited (1999)
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 02:34:15 PM »
I remember when this launched but I never registered :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friends_Reunited