Adult social networking site closes

Local venture folds after a year

A year after launching, self-proclaimed kiwi “social networking site for grown-ups” iYomu has closed.

The site last week sent an email to members announcing that it was closing on Saturday. However, on Friday afternoon, it was still up online, with no indication it was closing.

iYomu launched in August, promoting itself as aimed at 25-55 year-olds, with those under 18 excluded.

Director and founder of the company David Wolf-Rooney told Computerworld shortly before the launch that there was a gap in the online networking market for young to middle-aged professionals, which iYomu was seeking to fill.

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