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Hyves is a free Dutch social networking site and has been online since October 2004. The focus of this Hyves is on keeping in touch with existing friends and making new friends. There is no need to have knowledge of Html for creating a Hyve. Compared to other social networking sites as Facebook and MySpace, the audience of Hyves is younger. Hyves is very popular among students but not among adults like with MySpace. Hyves has about 3.9 million users in total, of which 3 million are Dutch. Hyves is also becoming popular in Peru.

Because of the popularity among young people even politicians (among them Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende) have their own Hyve. They see this as an opportunity to come closer to the people of a younger generation.

Source: Wikipedia
Launch date01 October 2004


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