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Areapal. Inc.
Areapal Logo .jpg
Type Private
Founded Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Headquarters Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Kaviraj Kaliamoorthy,
Siddharth Jeevagan.[1]
Key people Kaviraj Kaliamoorthy Founder, CEO
Siddharth Jeevagan Co-founder COO Bengaluru
Prithvi Technical consultant
Employees 5[1]
Slogan(s) " World's Local friendship"
Alexa rank negative increase 4,284,788 (April 2014)[2]
Type of site Instant Networking, Social news
Advertising Banner ads
Registration Required
Available in English
Launched January 10, 2009 (2009-01-10)
Current status Active

Areapal is an instant networking & social news website based in Chennai, India.[3][4] It was started in 2009.[5]

History and description[edit]

Areapal was founded by Kaviraj Kaliamoorthy along with Siddharth Jeevagan, Prithviraj and a group of students and friends.[3][6] Areapal is a community project and is maintained by student volunteers.[7][8][9] It is privately funded by the promoters themselves.[10] The service was first open to colleges under Anna University and was then later expanded to other cities in India and other countries. The original version of the website was free of advertisement, but it currently features advertisements by Google AdSense. In July 2009, the site was updated to "Version 2.0." The new "version" featured a tweak in the internal search functionality, and it included a new feature called Rapo where various topics were discussed by the users and it also had an option for anonymous users to comment on the topic. On September 27, 2009 the site changed its main log-in page and the profile page and other minor elements.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ a b "‘Friendly’ neighbourhood". Hindu business line. 2 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Connecting local pals". New Indian Express Buzz. 19 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Chennai start-up takes networking to real world". CIOL. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Make a pal on desi Facebook". Bangalore Mirror. 13 April 2009. 
  7. ^ "Neighbourhood connect". The Hindu Metro plus. 4 April 2009. 
  8. ^ "Get vocal with locals online". Deccan Chronicle. 8 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Binding neighbourhood". The Hindu. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Know thy neighbourhood". Deccan Chronicle Bangalore. 31 March 2009. 

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