NEW YORK (OCN) — 411 New York is celebrating their one year anniversary today.
The site, which was kicked off on April 6, 2007, is a community-driven social networking website where locals and visitors can share information and experiences and information about the State of New York.
The service is free to users and generates revenue from advertising including banner ads. On November 1, 2007, the site launched its online community after it obtained a license from Invision Power Services. This gave the registered users of the site a “meeting” place where they could have public or private discussions with other members.
Once a user register on the forum, the system retains the personalized information for future visits. Users have the option to receive an email notification immediately after a response is submitted to their query. The members also have the ability to send personal or private message to each other members through the community.
The electronic guide provides information to those wishing to visit or relocate to New York City. The information is based on collaboration of the members insights and experiences, books from local libraries and the internet.