One of the biggest names of the dot-com era was TheGlobe.com. It had one of the most successful and storied IPO’s of its day, and it was lead by two early-twenties co-founders, long before that sort of thing was common. Todd Krizelman (along with Stephan Paternot) was one of those co-founders, and in the offices of his current company, MediaRadar, he sat down with me to remember the founding story of one of the earliest and most innovative community sites on the web. We’re exploring these community sites as a sort of survey of proto-social-media websites, and as you’ll hear, TheGlobe was one of the most interesting.
If you’re interested in reading more about this story, check out the book A Very Public Offering: A Rebel’s Story of Business Excess, Success, and Reckoning.