BlackPlanet never really left. In 2008, Radio One purchased BlackPlanet and the website transformed a bit but still served as a forum for the Black community. Unfortunately, by this time Facebook and Twitter were household names and the iconic social media network site sort of faded into the background.
Is BlackPlanet still around?
Not that Blackplanet is gone. It was bought by Radio One in 2008 for $38M and you can still sign on today. The site, however, is no longer a competitor to any of the social media giants but the company did make a profit.
Who Started BlackPlanet?
Omar Wasow BlackPlanet was launched on September 1, 2001 by Omar Wasow, an Internet analyst, who in 2001 was running New York Online, a pre-web community he started in 1993 from his living room in Brooklyn. It was the brainchild of Wasow and Community Connects CEO Benjamin Sun.
Who invented Six Degrees?
entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich Six Degrees was the first online social network, allowing users to connect with their real-world contacts by creating a profile within a database. It was created by entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich.
Do people still use Six Degrees?
SixDegrees was one of the first social networking sites of the general form that is in widespread use today. At its height, SixDegrees had around 100 employees, and the site had around 3,500,000 fully registered members.
Six Degrees is widely considered to be the very first social networking site. Founded by Andrew Weinreich in May 1996, the site launched the following year and combined popular features such as profiles, friends lists and school affiliations in one service.