“The new Friends Reunited is unashamedly nostalgic. It’s a place where people can still find their own school pals – but also store their favourite memories and images all in one secure place,” he said.
It’s this idea of nostalgia that van der Kuyl hopes will set Friends Reunited apart from its bigger competitors.
Social media experts are yet to be convinced by van der Kuyl’s optimism and feel the site will struggle to reach the dizzying heights of its rivals.
“Everyone has so much invested in Facebook. Friends Reunited doesn't seem to be offering anything new," said social media business consultant Lee Bryant.
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