Thursday, March 04, 2004 - America Online's ICQ Plans Social-Networking Service - America Online's ICQ Plans Social-Networking Service: "The social-networking party is drawing a powerful crowd.
America Online Inc.'s ICQ plans to launch a social-networking service Thursday, joining two other big online companies tiptoeing into the space over the last week, InterActiveCorp and Lycos Inc. Others say they are watching the area, which is known for start-ups like Friendster Inc. and Tickle Inc.
ICQ ('I Seek You') sees its offering as mapping out its community of tens of million of registered users, many of whom are outside the U.S. The service hopes its ability to integrate instant messaging into social networking, its experience running a community and its large number of users will help the new service, called ICQ Universe, become a leader among social networking sites. Parent America Online is a unit of Time Warner Inc., of New York."

I hadn't seen an ICQ article in a very long time...
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