MyYearbook.com Prepares To Feast On The Marrow Of All Competitors

Posted by: Jon Fine on January 25, 2006

Maybe not.

But new social network site MyYearbook.com, launched last April by two Jersey teens, already winning some attention from Jersey’s biggest and most mainstream media outlet.

One of the founders—David Cook—says stuff like “I want to really crush” MySpace (see his profile at myyearbook.com for more). Given that, and that he referenced the opening to “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” in MyYearbook.com’s launch announcement) indicates he already knows a thing or two about getting the world to take notice. (Pause for a minute to consider what you were doing at 16 or 17.)

2005 was the year social networking sites hit big; 2006 is the year many more players jump in. AOL is readying its own take on MySpace, to be built off its wildly popular Instant Messenger. How well will these guys be able to compete with the MyYearbooks of the world?

(Full Disclosure: I was once a Jersey teen myself.)

Reader Comments

Sarah

May 22, 2006 10:18 AM

Hey now I have a myspace and I see nothing wrong w/ it the only thing I see is just jealousy here.... myspace is just a fun website for friends and everything and so is myyearbook too. I have visited yalls website and i think it is cool too.

Lya,

-Sarah

Jake

August 15, 2006 9:07 AM

MyYearbook is an online-only yearbook. My company offers web AND physical yearbooks combined - you use an online system to create paperback and hardback books - www.allyearbooks.co.uk. Whilst there's certainly a market for online-only offerings, many people will want the physical books too.

Todd Crown

September 2, 2006 4:49 PM

If you like MySpace.com, Facebook.com, MyYearbook.com, you should go and check out TheCXC.com, its the first social network auctioning service for college students.

http://www.thecxc.com

Talia

May 5, 2008 12:56 PM

I agree Jake, what happens when technology changes? At our school the students want to stay ahead of technology, though we definitely don't think a purely online book is the solution. We are going with Fusion Books this year- which create hard copy books using an online system, they have been really good so far.

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