What was the contact?
Previously, communication between people was mostly personal, later letters, telegrams, telephones appeared, but now social networks have become fashionable. And they are more and more taking away our free time. But what were the first networks? Today we will remember how the contact was (Vkontakte). After all, it was not always that there were so many diverse features and applications as now, when it was completely different.
At the very beginning, this site was intended for university students in St. Petersburg. Then at the entrance to the site an invitation to the directory was written. As we see, at first this site was closed. But because there were very few users, the site was made open. And even offered good gifts (modern players) to the most active users who will bring the greatest number of friends to this site. This competition was attended by many universities in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Already in the first four months, "Contact" scored more than 50,000 users.
What was the contact visually
If we consider the external image of this site, then it was a bit angular and not so roomy. The left panel was much freer than it is now, the font is slightly larger. In this left panel there were only such tabs: my page, my friends, my photos, my messages, my groups, my meetings, my settings and nothing more. Also separately were selected user news. They were visible on the page. There was also such a thing as a rating. At first it was only a percentage, located under the photo in the form of a blue bar. Later, users could buy a rating for money. The user could provide data: gender, marital status, hometown and political views. Next came the contact information. These fields to fill almost unchanged.
A year later, several new tabs appeared on the left side of the site, such as: my videos, my notes, my groups. Also there was information about your political views. Users were able to watch movies from this site, send hidden opinions and gifts to each other. Gifts were previously in the right side of the user page, above the wall.
In 2007, a paid rating, applications and almost the same functions as now. Only messages could be sent exclusively in the standard form, plus there was no video call.
We hope that you could imagine this site at the very beginning of its history. We hope its modern look and functions suit you perfectly. Themselves screenshots you can see by going to.