LifeConnect (formerly known as LifeConnection until 2004) is the El Kadsreian social networking site, blogging and instant messaging application launched on August 30, 1986 in El Kadsre after many beta testings and it is the world's oldest social network and blogging site. Originally it requires Theorynet or Netspace Navigator with paid subscription fee, now it goes free to register since March 1989. It was the most popular social networking site before other websites launched starting with Limer in 1989, AIM in 1997, Yahoo! Messenger in 1998, Friendster in 2002, MySpace in 2003, Facebook in 2004, YouTube in 2005, Twitter in 2006, Tumblr in 2007, Instagram in 2010, and Google+ in 2011.
As of 2019, more than 3 billion users joined this site.
The company was founded by Stephen Warzkow and Donji Yamamoto in Eirabourne in 1984, as in begin development. When the site was launched, it had 100 active users during a month. It requires Theorynet or Netspace Navigator with subscription fees to use.
On April 24, 1989, LifeConnection becomes free to register and the removal of subscription fees. The websites grows rapidly and becomes a popular social networking site during the early-1990s, since many more users can join a social network website.
In 1997, LifeConnection released a mobile application for TheoryPhone.
In early 2004, the site went underwent new changes, finally on October 7, 2004 it rebranded as "LifeConnect", with a new design look and features such as camera with effects and filters, emojis, trending users and pages, color themes, etc.
LifeConnect, Inc. was a supporter (described "more of a founding partner company") of the Unicode Consortium, since its founding in 1991.
Originally launched as a chat service. It expanded new features and became LifeConnection IM, now known as LifeConnect Messaging.
In 2005, LifeConnect empolyees Daren Wann and George Charles started experimenting with "temporary multimedia blog posts" under a grassroots project soon implemented into the then-latest in-development build. The new feature received positive reception from the users who were part of LifeConnect's beta program back then, and the feature was launched in November 2006.
In 2011, when Snapchat launched, LifeConnect filed a lawsuit for copyright infringement on their patents. Snapchat and LifeConnect settled on sharing the patent instead, shortly afterwards.
The mobile version was launched in October 1997 for Portosic OS, it requires WAP connectivity to connect LifeConnection wit. Since later then, it was expanded to ViraOS, Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian and Java phones. And later iOS in 2008 and Android phones in 2009.
The LifeConnect poll is to vote
Unlike other social network websites and almost like Twitter, each user can set up and customize their profile through the "Themes" feature. Unlike Twitter however, the themes can have gradients and patterns.