August 02, 2005 01:00 ET Launches as a Unique Social Networking Website Exclusively for Members of eBay

Certified by the eBay Developers Program, Allows Members to Import Their Profile and Listings Directly From eBay, and Participate in Social Networking Activities Centered Around eBay and Its Members

BOSTON, MA and BELFAST, N. IRELAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 2, 2005 -- today officially launched as a unique social networking website exclusively for members of eBay. Using eBay's Web services-based platform, biddingBuddies allows members to import their eBay userID, their current eBay listings and other eBay information, and automatically display them in their biddingBuddies profile.

biddingBuddies enhances the eBay experience for both buyers and sellers by allowing them to build networks of fellow eBayers, enhance their eBay reputation, create groups around favorite subjects, find new buyers and sellers in their network of friends and much more.

"The launch of biddingBuddies marks a first in both the eBay world and the social networking world," said Jim Beggs, Founder of "By integrating the proven popularity and power of social networking into the eBay platform, biddingBuddies provides a unique and compelling destination for all eBay members. We believe that online reputations are much more complex than positive and negative feedback, so we enable our members to build reputation networks, as well as engage in other social networking activities, all centered around eBay."

The features provided by include: member profiles with integrated eBay information, internal mail and instant messaging, member search, forums, groups, events, journals (blogs), shared bookmarks and listings. Additionally, live and relevant eBay listings are displayed in various sections of the site, such as in member profiles and groups.

About is a unique social network exclusively for eBay members. Founded in Belfast, N. Ireland, by Jim Beggs in 2005, biddingBuddies was created by combining expertise in eBay's Application Programming Interface (API) with social networking experience and software from leading provider, Sparta Social Networks. is a member of the eBay Developers Program and is certified by eBay as an eBay Compatible Application.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    North America
    David Ring
    Email Contact
    Tel: 617-921-0185

    Rest of the World
    Jim Beggs
    Email Contact
    Tel: +(44) 797-464-2338