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Logo trombi.png
Type of business Private
Type of site
Social networking
Available in French
Founded Paris, France
(May 1, 2000)
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people André Pitié, Founder and Marketing Manager
Michel Lindenberg, CEO
Employees 3 (August 2008)
Advertising Banner ads
Registration Required
Launched May 2000
Current status Active is a social networking website created in 2000 by André Pitié who founded Trombi SARL. This website helps members find, connect and keep in touch with friends from kindergarten, primary school, high school, college in France. has more than 9,000,000[1] members in France: 21% of French internet users are registered on, making it the 4th biggest social network in France according to IFOP.[2] Comscore ranks[3] as number five in unique monthly visitors (France home, work) among French social networking sites. Nielsen Online ranks in the top 80 most visited websites with 4.5 million unique monthly visitors (France home, work). In July 2006, acquired[4]



Users must register in order to access the services offered by The registration process enables the user to search for schools attended by region, city or type of school. Once a school is found, a user may specify the period of attendance, then provide personal data allowing entry into the directory of that school's alumni. User e-mail addresses are used as usernames and to receive messages sent by; the e-mail addresses are obfuscated by the site and are not shared with any third party.


  • Photo album

Any member may freely publish up to 11 pictures in a profile.

  • Class Photos

Any member may freely publish class photos related to the schools he attended, and can then tag the faces in the photos with the names of classmates he recognizes. Members may also view the class photos published by other members.

  • People Search

Any member may search for other members without necessarily knowing the names of their schools, by searching the site's database via first and last names instead.

  • List of Schools

Any member may add a list of schools attended to a profile, and may specify class years from kindergarten to the highest university degree. For each school, a member may view a list of class alumni.

  • Contact List

Any member can create a friend list. Each profile contains an 'I know this person' link. Clicking the link adds the profiled person to the member's friend list. The list, which is displayed as part of the member's profile, allows the member to keep in touch with friends and relatives. The member will also be able to receive alerts in case contacts update their profiles.

  • E-Mail Alerts

Any member can enable e-mail alerts containing information on profile updates made by friends and relatives.

  • Mailbox

An internal mail system allows members to send and receive messages without revealing their e-mail addresses.

Moderation system[edit]

Each picture and each registration is validated by helpdesk employees. Members may not register with false identities.