|Type of site||Social network service|
|Alexa rank||2,621 (April 2014[update])|
Netlog (formerly known as Facebox and Bingbox) is a Belgian social networking website specifically targeted at the global youth demographic. On Netlog, members can create their own web page, extend their social network, publish their music playlists, share videos and post blogs.
The site was founded in July 2003 in Ghent, Belgium, by Lorenz Bogaert and Toon Coppens, and by 2007 had attracted 28 million members. The site now claims to have over 94 million registered users across 40 languages.
In January 2011, Netlog announced that the site would become part of Massive Media, a global media group, focusing mainly on social media, and allowing product portfolio to expand into new markets. They also own Twoo.com, a free social discovery platform launched in 2011.
After joining the site, it will proceed to send multiple messages to everyone in your contact list and your Facebook friends, posing as from you and proposing to join the network. The invitations seem to continue unabated.
Netlog has a localization technology ensuring that all content is geotargeted and personalized to each member’s profile. This enables a member to have localized searches and overviews on the community, displaying only those member profiles of his or her own age range and region.
- Norwegian (Bokmål)
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- Netlog Homepage (English)
- Incrowd site - news page
- Mashable's Social Networking Awards 2006
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- Red Herring Top 100 Europe Awards (winner), April, 2007