The first and eponymous website was created by a husband and wife team in the classic back bedroom internet start-up; it was the first online social network to achieve prominence in Britain, and it weathered the dotcom bust.
Each site worked on the principle of user-generated content through which registered users were able to post information about themselves which could be searched by other users.
A double-blind email system allowed contact between users.
Formerly, the site cost £7.50 per year to use but it was later free of charge.
The app accesses your social media contacts and alerts you who might be nearby, as well as giving you a helpful reminder of their details. Peoplehunt is a clever little app that helps you look for nearby friends based on specific needs and interests.