======================================== Since its launch in August 2000, the site has signed up eight million members and become a household name among the 20- and 30-somethings. =========================================
Msg#: 4053 posted 11:09 pm on Jan 13, 2003 (gmt 0)
Friends Reunited gets a ripping A+ in my book. They have handled this correctly right from the gate!
My wife is American but went to school in Scotland. She signed up with Friends Reunited for the 5 pounds and has probably been in touch with about a dozen girls she went to school with not to mention a bloke or two from the boys school.
I signed up for Classmates.com which is a similar type service here in the states and it was $19.95 a year. And there was no one on there I wanted to get in touch with and no one has contacted me through this service either.
I think Friends Reunited found the proper "point of pain" in regards to the price and what they lack in sign-up fee I'm sure they more than make up for in volume.
I also read that this started as a husband-wife venture out of their home and grew from there unlike every US dot-bomb that had millions in venture capital before they coded a single line.