Personal data loaded onto the Friends Reunited website is to be archived.
Users will be offered the opportunity to download their data.
He’s right to be annoyed: Why waste all that pizza?!
Friends Reunited was a portfolio of social networking websites based upon the themes of reunion with research, dating and job-hunting.
That six-some also includes several other comedy heavyweights: Fred Savage plays coke-snorting Max, Nat Faxon is the wealthy Nick, Annie Parisse is the neurotic Sam, and Jae Suh Park is aspiring actor Marianne.It is not clear what could happen to the archive of personal data in the future or whether users will be asked if they wish to have their data permanently deleted.The first social network to impact on popular consciousness (in the UK, at least) was conceived around a kitchen table in Barnet 15 years ago.ITV eventually sold Friends to Beano publisher DC Thomson for £25m in 2009, but a 2012 redesign was widely disliked. And while its spinoff sites – especially geneology site Genes Reunited – remain popular and profitable, it's still a surprise I wanted to know what it was like to be the creator of a website that was a cultural phenomenon – and why they'd want to try and save it, having walked away almost a decade ago.So here, in their own words – and those of Michael Murphy, the CEO who took it from a bedroom in Barnet to a multi-million pound brand – is the story of Friends Reunited: Jason Porter: “We met working together at Bovis Construction [now Lend Lease], way back in the day.