Four years ago, Blackplanet had about 16.5 million members and according to Hitwise, it was the 4 most trafficked social networking website in December 2007.
Obvious by looking at its title, Blackplanet was meant for the African American population, but it definitely wasn’t subject to just them.
Furthermore, I didn’t even know that it still existed.
With that said, my goal is to not only explain to you what Blackplanet is, but also who it was created for, how it gratified its audience, what made it successful, and why it’s surprising that the website still exist today.
The Site is NOT SECURE full of scammers and people not who they say they are!
Hi I am a member of My nick name is jessismiles I do not understand why I was banned when i try to log on this is what it says I became a member to make friends and have good decent conversations and to share interests and listen to music and chat also my photo was stolen and someone else try to use it as well as my nick name I think this is not right please do something about it.
Before clicking on it, I noticed a list of emails from a website that went out of style a long time ago – Blackplanet.
My first thought was that this was a pseudo black community site pretending to be about black people and their struggles but I was wrong.
There is too many fake profiles on there and scams.
Yeah, nice community and always worth checking out. It ain't a real dating site though so if you really want to go into serious dating you rather use large black dating sites sites like Black Singles4or maybe Been an active member since 2011 so I know there ain't no better community for us.
Although there were already three similar websites created for the African American community, Blackplanet stood out amongst the crowd and generated 80 million page views recorded in June 2007.
The website quickly became the largest of three multicultural social networking sites (including Asian and Mi Gente.com) within Community Connect Inc., its parent company.