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Sunday, November 25, 2007

12 years of social networks - who was first?

Word "Social network" 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.


1995
First social network ever - Classmates.com



1996
SixDegrees (acquired by YouthStream Media Networks in 2000)
PlanetAll



1997
AsianAvenue - online community with support of contacts, address book



1998
PlanetAll acquired by Amazon.com



1999
Cyworld first started as forum
QQ community around IM service
Blackplanet started as online community



2000
MiGente



2001
Ryze
ClubNexus



2002
Friendster released as private beta version



2003
LinkedIn
Hi5
MySpace
OpenBC
Tribe



2004
aSmallWorld - private network
Piczo
Dogster
orkut
Facebook
Mixi
Multiply
Dodgeball
Friendster



2005
Bebo
Yahoo! 360°
Bebo launched as social network
AsianAvenue launched with social network capabilities
BlackPlanet launched with social network capabilities
Tagworld
Zaadz

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