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Big same. Bucknell University, where I worked as a teenager on their computer help desk, had an electronic facebook that all the techies jokingly referred to as "Stalker.net". That was 1998.

I don't know when Friendster launched, but i know people who've had profiles since 2002, so again, a "social networking site" had already been done and launched.

Also: sixdegrees.com.

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