AOL once paid $850 million for the social network. Bebo creator Michael Birch has bought it back for a cool $1 million, and aims to start over.
Michael Birch isn't sure if he can reinvent the site he launched eight years ago, but he plans to have fun trying.
Birch co-founded the social network in 2005, then flipped it to AOL for $850 million. He's more than happy to talk about his preference of fish and chips over hamburgers, though.
This week: Mapping! It's one of my favorite topics. We'll discuss how maps are made, who owns the aerial image of your backyard, and how to crowd-source mapmaking. With Peter Birch of Google and Nick Black of Cloudmade.
Michael Birch, who sold his site to AOL for $850 million, says he'll match all of the proceeds at Monday night's Charity Water benefit.
New model is made with birch.