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Public Service Announcement: Stop Using Evite!

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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You are not alone in thinking Evite, the incredibly outdated invitation service your one pitiable friend still insists on using to remind you to come to her crappy "I Got a Divorce Tequila Extravaganza!" or whatever, is one of the worst sites on the Internet. The interface is terrible. The functionality is terrible. The obtrusive ads, load time, and aesthetic are all terrible. Even Time magazine thinks it's terrible, and when a magazine aimed at your parents thinks something that theoretically should be "cutting edge" is anything but, that's pretty much the kiss of death.

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So why does Evite continue to log more than 5 million users each month? Because most people probably couldn't name an alternative service with a gun to their head. Friendster founder Jonathan Abrams is trying to change that! To that end, Abrams has set up two websites, evitealternatives.com and evitesucks.com, to get you to stop using Evite.

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