It was the brainchild of Wasow and Community Connect’s CEO Benjamin Sun.Launched in 1999, it was a relative latecomer to social media sites, with three already in existence targeting people of color.
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The chat function was also updated in 2009; the current chat is powered by a company called Chat Blazer and is Flash based.
Black Planet has recently introduced two interactive games for users, Farmandia and Fishdom.
Black Planet describes Farmandia as follows: "Farmandia puts you in the farmer’s seat.
Grow your produce, care for your animals and build your barns.
The more you play, the more points you’re rewarded so you can keep your farm in business. Invite other Black Planet members to lend a hand." Black Planet describes Fishdom thusly; "When you’re done spending time on the farm, grab your virtual fishing rod and head to Fishdom where you’re responsible for feeding your exotic collection of underwater friends.
You better earn your bucks because they get mighty hungry.
You never know when you’ll need to purchase more food, accessorize your underwater kingdom or give your fish some new friends." The similarities to Facebook’s Farmville have not gone unnoticed by the Black Planet users, who point out the need for improvement of the site’s infrastructure and principal features such as chat prior to the introduction of games.
Black Planet, as a precursor to Facebook and Myspace, has gone some way to influencing the Internet as users recognise it.
Before today's popular networks allowed you to "like" posts, "poke" crushes, or "retweet" celebrities, web-savvy African Americans were connecting on Black Planet.
The guys who started Myspace were quoted in Business Week magazine saying that they looked at Black Planet as a model for Myspace and thought there was an opportunity to do a general market version of what Black Planet was.
As of June 2007, Black Planet had 16.5 million members and 80 million page views.