Category: Social Entrepreneurship

The stories of some of the biggest social sites, the entrepreneurs they were started by and their development over the years…

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Rebelmouse.com’s History – Paul Berry’s Social Aggregator Start Up

RebelMouse is an ingenious idea that allows users to be able to manage all of their social activity in one spot. In essence, this provides one simple homepage for everything that embodies a person’s social life. Users are able to curate information, view tweets, examine real-time Facebook posts and enjoy every aspect of the social networking world from one platform. The arrangement is so amazing, but it had to start somewhere. The idea behind RebelMouse started with Huffington Post’s former CTO Paul Berry. RebelMouse was launched in June 2012 and it allows its users to extract their content from across...

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Ning – The Start Up Story Of Mark Andreessen and Gina Bianchini

Social networking has been exploding over the last several years. This is how simple ideas like Facebook and Twitter were transformed into multi-billion companies, used by people from all around the world. Many people noticed their incredible success and followed the social trend. Some of them managed to gain popularity even after the big names has already conquered the market. They focused on certain niches like pictures sharing, video sharing etc. Even some teenage entrepreneurs managed to grasp a piece of the tasty social pie. One of them, Ashley Qualls was only 14 years old, when she started her social...

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Instagram – An Online Idea For $1 Billion

In 2012, there was an announcement from Facebook – they were buying Instagram for the price of $1 billion. A company started just a few years ago by two young entrepreneurs, has brought them to the world of super riches. A company that had no revenue, only 13 employees and completely no profits by the time of the deal… Who would be so insane to pay a billion for such a business?!? Well, actually Instagram had one thing that was far more valuable – potential. And this is what the managers of the biggest social network spotted there. Here is...

The Rise of Zynga – The Start Up Story Of Mark Pincus

History   Zinga (zynga.com) was incorporated in April of 2007 by Mark Pincus in San Francisco, California. Just a few years later, the company began generating billions of dollars in revenue developing social games. Originally the project was named Presidio Media and the name was changed later in July of 2007 in honor of Mark’s dog. The entire production team included just nine people to run the full website and today Zynga has millions of users from all around the entire world, with a staff of hundreds of people. The company is responsible for some of the most popular social...

When Did Twitter Start? How Jack Dorsey Founded The Company

What Is It? Twitter is a very popular social network that allows users to tweet short messages to online followers. Tweeting means sending messages. Twitter can be used to connect businesses with customers as well as a personal communication tool. The site was started in the San Francisco Bay Area, like so many big name websites of the early 21st century. History The site was created by engineer Jack Dorsey in March 2006 and launched the following July. Dorsey, who was hired by Evan Williams, said the purpose behind Twitter was to deliver “short bursts of inconsequential information.” The site...

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The History of Reddit – How Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman Started The Company

History Reddit.com is amongst the biggest social networking sites nowadays. It has more than a billion page views monthly, which makes it one of the most popular websites in the world.  “The front page of the Internet” was started back in 2005, by two guys at their twenties –  Alexis Ohanian and his friend Steve Huffman. They created a social site, where people were able to share links with a short description and vote for them. According to the number of votes, the publications were ranked and shown on the site. The young entrepreneurs initially created some fake accounts themselves...


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