Long before Facebook, and even before MySpace, Friends Reunited was the hot social networking site on the Web, at least for a little while. Now, however, after years of decline and multiple pivots in focus, the service will be closing. Steve Pankhurst, one of the creators of the site, launched it to the public in 2000, where it quickly grew to have more than 10 million active members. The company then sold to broadcaster ITV for £175 million (~$250 million) in 2005. As rival services like Facebook took hold – launched globally in 2005 – Friends Reunited’s growth began to flat-line.…

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