Do people still use BlackPlanet? BlackPlanet never really left. The “OG” African-American social networking site launched back in 2001 with the original goal of connecting Black people across the United States to have conversations about current topics; seek out a potential partner; and/or find a job.
What is the new BlackPlanet? BlackPlanet is an African-American social networking service for matchmaking and job postings; it also has forums for discussion on political and social issues.
Who is the owner of BlackPlanet? Founded in 1999 by self-proclaimed geek, Omar Wasow, 40, BlackPlanet became the most popular website for African Americans, and helped define what a new-age social network should be.
What year did BlackPlanet come out? To start, I’d like to tell you a story. In 1999, three years before Friendster, four years before Myspace, and five years before Mark Zuckerberg launched “Thefacebook” from his Harvard dorm room, Omar Wasow founded BlackPlanet.