LiveJournal was the first 'social networking' site I ever heard of. I've been a member there since early 2000... In all seriousness, the interface was always better. EVERYTHING was always better, as you could use HTML tags in your posts to format, add links (that weren't mined), it really is/was fantastic. The only thing they didn't have was people I used to know. The people it did have (well then, anyway) were absolutely fantastic.