You’ve just been sacked…………………why not create your own social media website?

You’ve just been sacked…………………why not create your own social media website?

“GET OUT OF BED YOU LAZY SO-AND-SO! IT’S TWO O’CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON!” Is this something that you hear often these days? Being unemployed is hard because finding ways to fill the time you have at your disposal can be difficult now that you don’t have a boss to annoy you every day. You’ll therefore…

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ITV sells Friends Reunited for £25m after purchasing it for £175 million 4 years earlier

ITV sells Friends Reunited for £25m after purchasing it for £175 million 4 years earlier

Friends Reunited was the brainchild of Steve and Julie Pankhurst and their friend Jason Porter. The site was officially launched in June 2000 and became the first online social network to achieve a level of prominence in Britain.   The site worked using the principle of user-generated content and registered users were able to post…

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Friendster rejects a $30 million bid from Google before fading into oblivion

Friendster rejects a $30 million bid from Google before fading into oblivion

Way back before there was Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, or even Facebook, Friendster was the hottest social network. The site is widely recognised today as being the grandfather of social media and is credited with laying the foundation for the all-conquering tech titans that dominate today’s online world. Google wanted to buy Friendster for $30 million…

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Admiral admit using Facebook data to price insurance premiums is a very f*cking bad idea!

Admiral admit using Facebook data to price insurance premiums is a very f*cking bad idea!

  Admiral was forced to admit yesterday that using people’s Facebook posts to set car insurance prices is a really, really bad idea.   Apart from the total and utter randomness of associating someone’s driving ability with whether or not they like to share pictures of cute kittens, or short recipe videos on how to…

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