(PRWEB) April 29, 2006
Most teenagers are happy to spend time using Myspace. Stephanie Meagher, 15, wants to go one step further. Her ambition is to own a site as successful as Myspace, Tagworld or Bebo. “I love the idea of people all over the world connecting and making friends. It's what I did on Myspace and now it's fantastic to be doing it in a community of my own,” says Stephanie, who took a year out from school to realize her dream.
Her website, blahblahbox is already proving hugely popular. “I've got members telling me they prefer it to Myspace,” she comments. One of the biggest attractions for users is the choice of themes which allows members to change the identity of blahblahbox to suit their tastes. Users can also customize their profiles using a built in profile generator, a feature that Myspace does not yet have.
The teenager acknowledges that trying to compete with a site as big as Myspace is a momentous task. “I've still got to add a video upload service and also a bands signup function. But these are coming and when they arrive, blahblahbox will match all of the big social networking sites in terms of what members can do!” As it is, blahblahbox has some extra features that make it unique. Members can flirt anonymously and see who has recently visited their profile. Members can also create their own quizzes and polls and easily add streaming video their profiles.
The ambitious teen plans to sign up 100,000 members over the next six months. “It will be difficult with no money to invest. Big business spends millions on advertising. I've got to be inventive,” says Stephanie. She has already organized a lot free publicity at major festivals and events, through friends and people who want to help spread the word. She also intends to generate revenue from advertising.
Ultimately, Stephanie takes a long term view on the site and comments, “I've just turned fifteen. I'm curious to see how blahblahbox is doing when I'm 20. A few millions users would be a dream come true!”
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