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WeeWorld Teams Up With AOL to Enable AIM Users to Personalize Their Online Identity.

AIM Users Can Build Their Own WeeMee for Free to Enhance Their Instant Messaging Experience

BOSTON & LONDON -- WeeWorld, creators of the WeeMee, the world's first multiplatform visual identity, today announced an agreement with AOL to allow users of the AIM service, the largest instant messaging community in the United States, to create their own WeeMee for free and give themselves a visual identity to personalize their instant messaging experience. The agreement with AOL extends WeeWorld's presence into the U.S. market and confirms the company's position as a world leader in digital identity and personalization. AIM users can go to http://aim.weeworld.com to build their own WeeMee.

"The agreement with AOL is a significant step forward in helping to introduce WeeMees to users living in the digital world, "said Lauren Bigelow, General Manager of North America, WeeWorld. "Personalization and user created content are two of the key drivers in the ongoing evolution of the Internet and WeeMees give people a simple, fun and useful way to make their digital lives more interesting and enjoyable."

"We are very enthusiastic to be working with WeeWorld and are committed to offering our users new and exciting ways to make their online experience richer and more personal," said Marcien Jenckes, Vice President and General Manager, AIM and ICQ, AOL. "WeeMees add a new interactive element to the instant messaging conversations of our AIM users. We believe that WeeMees will encourage users to have fun and use their WeeMee as a whole new means of self-expression."

By visiting http://aim.weeworld.com, AIM(R) users can choose body shape, skin color, hair style, clothing, accessories, pets, interests and more to create a unique identity for themselves. Once created, AIM users can then select an animated, interactive WeeWorld background, including the beach, a football stadium or the Hollywood Hills, all free of charge. They can also take it to WeeWorld, the home of the WeeMees. With a multitude of possible combinations, there is a WeeMee for everyone in the world.

WeeMees and WeeWorld backgrounds and environments are full of surprises. For instance, when AIM users type in LOL (laugh out loud) or OMG (Oh my God!), or even words like bling or kiss, the WeeMees will react in fun ways. WeeMees also show their mood and emotions, whether they're happy, sad or even confused. In addition, depending on the chosen environment, the AIM user's WeeMee might get picked up by a limo, see a UFO fly by or even run into a shark.

In addition to the launch of WeeMees on the AIM(R) service, WeeWorld.com has launched in the United States. The site is the home of every WeeMee in the world, no matter where or when they were created. The site gives users the chance to do more cool things with their WeeMee, meet other WeeMee owners, take their WeeMee to entirely new places, play fun games and even create some personalized WeeMee cards.

To enjoy the full WeeMee experience, AIM users should download the latest version of the free AIM instant messaging service at http://www.aim.com.

Editor's Note: Hi-res screen shots of WeeMees are available upon request.

About WeeWorld

WeeWorld, creators of the WeeMee, the world's first multiplatform visual identity, provides a personalized Web experience, allowing WeeMees to travel throughout the digital world of IM, blogs and social networking favorites. WeeWorld also provides WeeMees a community offering of entertainment and exploration to enrich their online and mobile experience. More than 10 million WeeMees have been created. Founded in 1999, WeeWorld has offices in Boston, Glasgow and London and is funded by Accel Partners and Benchmark Capital. For more information, please visit www.weeworld.com.
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