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September 25, 2003
is a Social Networking service, like a European Classmates.com
,which expands the notion of shared space and time as reason to connect beyond school to other places: work, teams/clubs and addresses. Instead of meeting new people through friends, its meeting people you met before in a given place and time.
Maintaining social networks is a chore. The further in your past, the greater the transaction cost for activate latent ties
. That's why their business model is charging when you want to connect with long-lost friends, which is rumored to doing very well. The model needs gross scale to achieve value, has larger privacy concerns and only value is search.
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