Meez

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Meez
Meez Logo
Type of site
Avatar
Owner Donnerwood Media
Created by Donnerwood Media
Commercial Yes
Registration Required
Launched March 28, 2006
Current status Discontinued

Meez was a social network service based in San Francisco, CA. Meez was developed by the company, Donnerwood Media (the license-holders for Tringo) as an "online entertainment" web service. It was founded by Sean Ryan, the former vice president of the music service RealNetworks. Meez's CEO, John Cahill, was a former Yahoo executive. Meez launched on March 28, 2006. Currently, Meez has over three 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, Domo, Coast, the NBA and the NHL.[2] In 2007, Meez appeared on Time magazine's list of the five worst websites.[3] As of December 2017, the official Meez website is down for all users. Currently, what's going on with the site is unknown.[4] As of September 2018, the sites domain has not been renewed, possibly hinting that Meez is gone for good, the site is online but the domain redirects you to malicious sites that can infect you with malware or spyware.

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". [5] 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. There are rules and guidelines that everyone must follow to be on Meez. Failure to do so will result your account being banned permanently or temporarily.

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
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  4. ^ "Meez.com - Is Meez Down Right Now?". Isitdownrightnow.com. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Meez Virtual World". Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 

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