We don't know how we feel about this...
Cast your mind back, if you will, to a much simpler time. To a time when uploading horrendous pictures after a night out was the only thing you HAD to do the next morning, for the whole world to see. To a time when you could only share your "love" to a friend once every day. To a time when you'd argue about who went where in your Top 16 Friends List. The time of Bebo was truly glorious.
However, along with the rise of Facebook, came the steep fall of Bebo. The social media site, which would have predominantly been used between the years of 2005 until around 2012 (it went bankrupt in 2013), was a classic Irish staple for many Irish teenagers.
And now, from the deep, deep depths of the internet past, Bebo is on the rise once again. Or, at least, that's what it looks like.
Back in 2019, Amazon-owned company Twitch bought the social media website for $25 million. Back in 2008, AOL originally purchased it for a cool $850 million.
So, what can we expect? Due to relaunch in February, Bebo is currently operating under private beta. You can check out the "coming soon" webpage here and if you've managed to receive your own private password, you can head straight in and check it out.
Given that Twitch now owns the platform, it's likely that there will be some level of live-streaming incorporated into it. But apart from that, we've no idea.
But will all of our embarrassing photos from 10+ years ago still be there when we log back in? Thankfully, no. It'll be a clean break for us, and for Bebo, as they've said: "All old data and photos were lost many years ago and are not recoverable. Sorry."