is a social networking website
, with 4.5 million members.
The site was formed in 2001 as Passado, by two school friends who thought it would be interesting if people who left their school
could just keep in touch. Passado then expanded rapidly and became one of the most successful European reunion platform for school friends and work colleagues. Nowadays it is re-building itself to be the leading European Social Network.
In the past few years Wasabi has added more Web 2.0 functionality including blogging, photo sharing, reviews and a groups section. With growing communities in Spain, France, Germany and recently Italy.
The Headquarters of Wasabi are situated in London /Great Britain.
In late 2008, i-CD Publishing (UK) Ltd, the legal entity behind Wasabi, filed a lawsuit against its former employee, Albert Popkov, for launching a popular Russian social networking site odnoklassniki
.ru (translated as "class mates") claiming that he illegally used some of the data and knowledge acquired during his work on Passado project.
As of 25/06/2011, the following message is displayed on the website:'Sorry, we are closing down the site for internal reasons, we apologise for any inconvenience.Thank you for supporting us.'