ConnectU Inc.
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Type of site
Social network service
FoundedDecember 2002 (2002-12)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Area servedWorldwide
Founder(s)Cameron Winklevoss
Tyler Winklevoss
Divya Narendra,,,, Digital Flyers, ConnectHi (, ConnectGroups, The Winklevoss Chang Group Representative Program, The Rep Center, Social Butterfly
LaunchedMay 21, 2004 (2004-05-21) (as HarvardConnection)
Current statusDefunct

ConnectU (originally HarvardConnection) was a social networking website launched on May 21, 2004,[1] that was founded by Harvard students Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra in December 2002.[2] Users could add people as friends, send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.[3] Users were placed in networks based upon the domain name associated with the email address they used for registration.[4]

  1. ^ Bombardieri, Marcella (2004-09-17). "Online Adversaries: Rivalry between college-networking websites spawns lawsuit". The Boston Globe.
  2. ^ Pontin, Jason (2007-08-12). "Who owns the concept if no one signs the papers?". The New York Times.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Cassidy, John (2006-05-15). "Me Media: How hanging out on the Internet became big business". The New Yorker.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ McGinn, Timothy (2004-05-28). "Online facebooks duel over tangled web of authorship". The Harvard Crimson.

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