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What an idea eh?
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.
my money is on Lycos buying them.
If they all paid £5 then it would be a money spinner, instead, presumably it will have to repay the £25 million sales price with extra advertising
joined:June 28, 2002
"Cheques for serious 5 figures are issued every month"
over 220 million page impressions per month, and all BIG name advertisers aswell.
[edited by: mivox at 8:28 pm (utc) on Jan. 13, 2003]
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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.
220M therefore sounds too high. NO disrespect to the media brokers but in my experience they are prone to get numbers mixed up.
I do believe the 5 figure checks: Jsearch get them as well from the big spenders:)
joined:July 3, 2002
Damm I hate big companies! Grrrr. ;)
Someone on my school page added a listing to get back at his ex (a friend of mine) - he didnt even go to our school.
I reported it and it was gone by the next day.
With a staff of 10 people for a site that large, the service is so much higher than you get with large companies.
Can you imagine what the likes of AOL would do with all that market data?
"Hey, bob - better burn off a couple billion more CD's!" :(
I hope they don't sell up!