Sunday, November 25, 2007
12 years of social networks - who was first?
introduced by J. A. Barnes in 1954. What was first social network on the web? Many sources give the answer - the first one was Classmates.com. Classmates.com is a social network created by Randy Conrads in 1995. The Classmates.com website helps users find, connect and keep in touch with friends from throughout their lives – including school, high school, college, work etc. Here cronological list of other social networks.
First social network ever - Classmates.com
SixDegrees (acquired by YouthStream Media Networks in 2000)
AsianAvenue - online community with support of contacts, address book
PlanetAll acquired by Amazon.com
Cyworld first started as forum
QQ community around IM service
Blackplanet started as online community
Friendster released as private beta version
aSmallWorld - private network
Bebo launched as social network
AsianAvenue launched with social network capabilities
BlackPlanet launched with social network capabilities