Tagged is a social networking site that was launched in 2004. Users can register for free and can then customise their profile page by uploading photographs, posting information about their interests and posting status updates. The site contains visual chat rooms, and enables users to send "winks" to each other.
Tagged was named as the most annoying website in 2009 by Time Magazine. This was largely due to the fact that e-mails were sent to large numbers of people who were not registered on Tagged to try and encourage them to join the site. Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Attorney General decided to sue Tagged in 2009 due to this marketing strategy and the case was settled with Tagged agreeing to pay $500,000 and promising to change their marketing strategies.
Tagged currently has an estimated 6 million US users and over 20 million users worldwide. One country where Tagged is no longer available is Qatar, who blocked the site due to them not being able to filter what they classed as "inappropriate content”. There are some concerns in that the site shows user e-mail addresses and the site is very popular with teens. The demographic of the site seems to be shifting, though, as the age group with the most Tagged users is now the 35-49 age group.
When signing up for Tagged, the site says it will e-mail you about new users on the site. As a site Tagged is very similar in appearance to Facebook.