Not surprisingly, the virtual community was an immense success. It is a true cultural phenomenon in its native Sweden, boasting an excess of 1.5 million users, the average age of which is 18. Due to its resounding success the LunarStorm platform has been exported to other countries: specifically Denmark and the United Kingdom. There is even a Polish version of the community which can be found at Epuls.pl.
It all began as the brain child of Rickard Eriksson, in his native home of Varberg, Sweden. The original name of the community, StajlPlejs, came from his girlfriends online username (which just so happened to be StajlPlejs).
The success of LunarStorm led to the launch of the official British version in November of 2005. The web site of the British version can be found at www.lunarstorm.co.uk. Like its Swedish forebear, the UK version of the LunarStorm system is a virtual community made up mostly of young people. By logging onto its main web page you can see just some of the people who have already joined up with the United Kingdom’s fastest growing online sensation.
So just how popular is this virtual community? The Swedish homepage is one of the top 5,000 most visited pages on the entire Internet according to Alexa. In its native Scandinavia LunarStorm is a household name and any young person who isn’t a part of it, well, they just aren’t in with the in crowd. It has not developed such success yet in Britain, but it is well on its way.
The service itself allows users to create their own personalized profile, including pictures, graphics, music and much, much more. There is a built in e-mail system which allows you to communicate directly not only with other members but also talk to people outside of the community. There is also a chat box which allows you to talk in real time with other users on the front page of the site. Basically anything that a young person wants to find in an online community they can find through LunarStorm.
This is a great place for anyone interested in making online friends to travel to. All sorts of relationships can be built up through this massive online virtual community. It can even serve as a handy method of communication for people that you know in real life. Online matchmaking is certainly not unknown in this world-famous virtual community.
The process is simple and the cost is free: the company doesn’t charge membership fees or charge fees for any of its services. What is their to lose? Meet new people, make new friends, it is the easiest way to do it in the world of the Internet. Take the World Wide Web to the next level and sign yourself up with a virtual community today.