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Online leader in keeping people in touch grows subscription member base by up to 40,000 daily

April 26, 2006; 02:48 AM

LOS ANGELES -, the leader in keeping people in touch online, today announced that it has exceeded the 25 million Member mark. Membership continues to increase by up to 40,000 daily, as more users turn to to find, reconnect and stay in touch with friends, classmates, lost loves, family and all their important relationships as life changes. was launched in 2002 by Jeffrey Tinsley, the founder and CEO, after meeting his wife at their 10-year high school reunion. Tinsley started by negotiating the purchase of (with 5.3 million registered users) from IGN (then Snowball) and (with 1.4 million registered users). Profitable since day one, the company has continually introduced unique features that set it apart from other social networking sites. Unique enhancements include Who's Searching For You?, the Internet's only reverse People Search, that enables Members to see who has conducted a search that resulted in a match with their name and approximate age.

"This is a significant milestone for and a true testament to the value our unique services provide," said Tinsley. "Companies with strong partnerships, a real value proposition and a sustainable business model, such as, will continue to thrive and grow in the market."'s additional investors include Richard Rosenblatt, CEO of Intermix Media (former parent company of MySpace), Steve Newman, former president of, and Andy Mazzarella, former CFO of iMall (sold to [email protected]) and Latham & Watkins LLP, a global law firm with more than 1,500 attorneys.

Previously, Tinsley was the CEO of, a Web site responsible for facilitating some of the largest domain-name transactions in the industry through its secondary domain-name marketplace, including for $3 million, for $835,000 and for $823,000. was acquired by VeriSign at the end of October 2000.


With a membership base of more than 25 million and growing by up to 40,000 new users every day, is the leader in keeping people in touch online. With its unique Who's Searching for You? and People Search features, Members can find and reconnect with friends, classmates, lost loves, family and all their important relationships. To stay in touch with contacts in their social network, Members use the online Address Book and patented GoodContacts(TM) software to share contact information and other important announcements as life changes. A privately held company, is based in Los Angeles, Calif. For more information, visit
Tracy Garcia, 866-332-0565 (toll-free)
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