In part 3 of his four-part series reflecting on a life lived largely on the Web, Crave's Eric Mack recalls fleeing the dot-com bust fallout for Alaska, only to be drawn back to a digital world that was growing up fast.
A decade ago, the social-networking world was a very different place than it is nowadays, with several contenders for the crown. Most didn't make it, but Facebook did.
Jonathan Abrams' latest project raises seed round from investors including 500 Startups' Dave McClure.
The site that was many peoples' intro to online social networking is now telling them that it's planning to focus exclusively on gaming--and they better export profile content before it's deleted.
In effort to better monetize its services, the social network is looking to expand its brand to encompass games and location-based services.
Sony loses the personal information of 77 million users. That's gonna take a while to clean up. Plus, Apple "explains" itself, Facebook launches Deals, and Friendster is back (in the news).
Pioneering social-networking site agrees to be purchased by MOL Global, a Malaysian online payment company.
The social network has long since fallen from favor in the U.S. Its redesign places its focus more squarely in Asia, where the youth market has stuck with it.
It's not clear whether this was simply a part of Facebook's virtual-currency deal with Friendster parent MOL Global, or a warning shot fired against Google's nascent social-media plans.