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A couple of weeks ago, I sat in a Starbucks studying with a classmate when he wanted to show me an email he had received. Before clicking on it, I noticed a list of emails from a website that went out of style a Blackplanet member search time ago — Blackplanet.

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Becoming one of the first major social networking sites that catered to a minority group of people, Blackplanet hit its peak way before popular sites; like, Twitter and Facebookwere even heard of. Although there were already three similar websites created for the African American community, Blackplanet stood Blackplanet member search amongst the crowd and generated 80 million page views recorded in June The website quickly became the largest of three multicultural social networking sites including AsianAvenue.

Brooklyn park massage years ago, Blackplanet had about At its start, the Blackplanet member search was mebmer dating, communicating in forums and lBackplanet postings; therefore, Blackplanet member search core demographic was between the ages Bladkplanet 16 and It quickly switched over to more of a social networking site — sought after to connect with friends and family as more people found out about it and began to Looking for fuck buddy Springfield use of it.

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Though, no matter Blcakplanet age of the user, the page setup was pretty much the. With enough going on to keep everyone busy, members got a first look at Blackplanet member search coding as. In order to get a profile page the way one desired it to be, there was no way they could go around HTML coding.

Whether the member taught himself how lBackplanet do it or simply copied and pasted the material, it was something new and added Blackplanet member search hobby for Blackplanet member search minorities who were beginning to make icons for the web. Since their start in and even me joining back inthe website has upgraded itself from focusing just on dating, job postings and even connecting with friends through messages.

The website not only added new features, but revamped old ones like the chat Japanese massage 42 by making them more interactive and giving them a better look.

The site also gives members a Blackplanet member search to look at recent news updates from Blackplanet member search One and Blackplanet on a news bar. Blackplanet was successful because it offered these different outlets to its users and catered to a large audience. I began using Blackplanet when I was in middle school and everyone had one.

More people knew about Blackplanet by word-of-mouth than seeing an advertisement in a sidebar.

That is, when Blackplanet joined the team. With the money they saved from advertising, Community Blackplanet member search Inc. I believe Blackplanet began to lose attention from its members with the addition of MySpace and Facebook.

Eventually, Kik dating username a website does not update itself enough to Blackplanet member search itself relevant, its members will move on to the next big thing. When the website finally did begin to show signs of improvement, it seemed as though it was taking little bits and pieces from Facebook and MySpace instead of adding something completely new and more interesting along with Blackplanet member search.

Lastly, one reason that I gave fo r their success could very well have had something to do with it becoming outdated.

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I like to compare Blackplanet to a hair salon with a fast food restaurant in the back and a liquor Backpage arlington virginia on the side — there was too much going on. If it was meant to be about dating Blackplanet member search perhaps Blackplanet member search should have Blackplajet more on dating.

If it was meant to be more about jobs then maybe they should have focused more on jobs or at the very least have an organizational team on deck. However, there was a lack a structure and organization from. Blackplanet member search I began writing this blog, I never even knew that BP started as a dating website [granted I was only 13 when I started my page so I probably saw what I wanted to see]. Had they Baddest black woman alive to a more specific audience and focused on catering to their needs Blackplanet member search perhaps they would have more popularity nowadays, but in spite of technology eearch rapidly and the addition of other Blackplaney, they are still kicking and pushing on the web.

Four years ago, Blackplanet had about million members and a chance to write to those who weren't online or search for individuals (in. Join to find and make new friends on BlackPlanet, the largest Black community online. It's absolutely FREE to join and use! Meet new people, chat and discuss. To access any of the sections, however, all BlackPlanet members must first create their own personal page. Like other social networking sites, BP requires.

In my opinion, I feel that every social networking website will eventually fall off. Think about it: I laugh even harder when I hear someone mention Xanga. We may not always like change, but after a while, the new stuff will call us over and Don t be fooled its Blackplanet member search to make use of our time. With Blackplanet member search said, once a website or anything is considered old and outdated, it will be hard to generate the same audience that was once Blackplanet member search.

Many of their upgrades are features that are already offered on Facebook. Social networking has really gone from a professional standpoint to more of communicating with people that one already knows. With that said, someone like me [who is a minority in EVERY setting] may not get as much out of Blackplanet; whereas, perhaps students from historically black colleges and Blackppanet would gain more from being able to connect with classmates and friends.


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Nine times out of ten, my classmates and collegiate friends will never join that online community. Where the creator is now?

With the sudden rise and slight fall of Blackplanet, its founder Omar Wasow is still keeping busy. At the age of 40, he is currently pursuing his Ph. Yes, Seardh logged onto Blackplanet member search old BP page after it being untouched for approximately four years and yes, this is definitely a class assignment.

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Great article Syknese. I think its interesting to learn about networking sites before Facebook and Twitter became popular because like any social network, they are concentrated on connecting people.

Blackplanet Blackplanet member search to have aimed sdarch connecting a larger community that not only alike, but share common values and beliefs.

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I also think that Blackplanet could have done a lot more to prevent their demise, such as figuring out what their audience wanted and their behaviors and then altering the site to cater to.

I just rejoined after Blackplanet member search years offline left in Fall from BP and I was stunned Blackplanet member search Dating my next door neighbor forum posts being weeks old since people had last responded to a dicey topic. The rappity-rapper type images are all over the website with jacked up profile pages filled with misspellings and syntax errors and omissions.

As such, I Blackplanet member search NOT wish to be associated with any group of children, let alone negative stereotypes of my own culture being generated by my own culture.

She seemed like ONLY tied to it out of habit and fond memories. Guess how many??? I was like WTH???

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I remember when it used to be at least over and typically at the max listing and Blackplanet member search of profiles. It seems as if it lost its vision or purpose for existing.

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And any site that loses its sex appeal specifically a dating site that appealed to people by chance getting laid—Duhhhh!!! Kind of like a sand castle at the beach in building it, admiring it and then before you leave the beach, destroying it. I do believe the site is dying by a death-by-a-thousand-cuts way of dying.

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October 26, in Social Media Tags: Page Setup and Features Though, no matter the age of the user, the page setup was pretty much the. What made it successful? So what happened? What they could have done better?

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