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Bebo flashback: “The single biggest repository of illustrated cock and balls”

Let’s just revisit last year and have a little giggle about Bebo.

Why does the name ‘Bebo’ sound so familiar? It was a social networking site founded in 2005 by Michael Birch and his wife Xochi. You probably had an account, and you may be shocked to find out you still have one that hasn’t been closed yet – in which case, do it immediately before anyone finds all those incriminating selfies. Having a Bebo account was sexy for a little while, but then came Facebook, Twitter and many other social networking platforms that are better.

The impressive thing about Bebo is that the co-founders sold it to AOL for $850 million in 2008. And last year, they bought it back – due to its consistent failure – for a meagre $1 million. That’s a profit $849 million!

Although you probably forgot about it, Bebo had some sort of ‘whiteboard technology’ – where users could digitally draw whatever they wanted, much like the hundreds of apps you’ll see on GooglePlay and iTunes today. Users, of course, used the whiteboard very wisely and drew cocks and balls. Well, why not?

This is probably why Birch has a bit of a ‘Oh what the hell, we may as well embrace the cocks and balls even though that wasn’t what Bebo was supposed to become’ attitude in this video. Check it out for a Friday chuckle.

 

 

 

 





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