What happen to BlackPlanet? In 2008, Radio One purchased BlackPlanet and the website transformed a bit but still served as a forum for the Black community. Unfortunately, by this time Facebook and Twitter were household names and the iconic social media network site sort of faded into the background.
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.
When 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.
Who bought BlackPlanet? With its acquisition of Community Connect Inc. (CCI) for $38 million, Lanham, Maryland-based Radio One Inc. is expanding its Internet reach by adding the popular community networking Website BlackPlanet.com to its arsenal of media properties.