Meez

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Meez Logo
Web address http://www.meez.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Avatar
Registration Recommended
Owner Donnerwood Media
Created by Donnerwood Media
Launched March 28, 2006

Meez is a social network service based in San Francisco, CA.

Meez was developed Donnerwood Media (the License-Holders for Tringo) as an "online entertainment" web service. It was founded by Sean Ryan, former VP of Music Services of RealNetworks. Meez's CEO, John Cahill, is a former Yahoo executive. Meez launched on March 28, 2006. Currently, Meez has 3 million unique users, who average around 60 hours per month on the site. There are 13 million registered Meez users, 90% of which are in the United States.[1] Meez advertisers have included Nike, Rocawear, the NBA, and the NHL.[2]

Meez: Virtual World[edit]

In the Meez Nation there are several regions, known as "Hoods," that users can explore. These include the urban centered "Uptown", business oriented "Posh Heights", celebrity styled "Meez Hills", artist-oriented "Arcadia", beach-themed "Chillville", model living "Burbia", and edgy "Hell's Kitchen". [3] Within these hoods there are multiple "hangouts". These are essentially custom designed chat rooms created by users.

Users also can create a personalized avatar for use both in Meez's Virtual World and other online social networks. It is meant to be a virtual three-dimensional representation of the user.

Meez Forums[edit]

The Meez Forums are a place where members can discuss the latest Meez News, create tutorials and make suggestions.[4]

Critical Reviews[edit]

In 2007, it was named by Time Magazine as one of the five worst websites. The article claimed that "the 3-D animations and other digital doodads created by the help of Meez," were "annoying".[5] EHarmony, Evite, Myspace, and SecondLife were also mentioned.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meez Becomes Profitable With 3 Million Monthly Users". Socialtimes.com. 2009-10-20. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  2. ^ Meez teen virtual playground integrated into MySpace | VentureBeat
  3. ^ "Meez Virtual World". Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  4. ^ "Meez Forums". Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  5. ^ "5 Worst Websites". Time Magazine. 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 

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