WAYN goes access all areas
June 29, 2007
Travel related social network WAYN (Where Are You Now) has opened it’s doors to all users and removed the access restrictions that were once in place.
This seems to be a trend at the moment. Just the other day there was the news that HotOrNot are doing great now that they’ve removed their paid access restrictions. There’s also a rumour going around that the school reunion website Friends Reunited (which was one of the first social networking environments) is doing so badly that they are considering removing all fees for access.
This has to be a response to Facebooks current exponential growth and the already massive MySpace, neither of which have a paid for model and do extremely well for it.
Paid for sites are never as sticky as a free one because users just don’t come back as often and there aren’t so many users to get the mass interest a network really needs.
It will be interesting to see how WAYN do with the restrictions removed. They have the potential to be huge if they get it right and have backing from some eminent people in both travel and the online environment. Of course they still have premium accounts you can pay for but you get all the good functionality for nothing now!