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SixDegrees was founded by Andrew Weinrich. The original company name was MacroView, which was changed to SixDegrees. Weinrich later founded Joltage Networks and Meet Moi.


The beta site was launched in January 1997 and Version 1.0 was released in June 1997.


YouthStream bought the company in 1998 for stock then worth $125 million.


Tribe and LinkedIn paid $700,000 to YouthStream Media Networks for United States patent No.6,175,831, also known as the "six degrees patent."



Closed down 30 Dec 2000




SixDegrees Launches My bulletin Board 1997

Wikipedia entry

Judith Meskill on SixDegrees patent.

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