Wattpad

By:Cassie Hirschfield

Wattpad (Invented By)

Wattpad was invented by Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen. “We want to spread, the written words to billions of people. That’s our mission.” (Lau). The Website is a YouTube for unknown and known authors and their books. Wattpad was first made in 2006 in Toronto, Ontario. Allen Lau is one of the co-founders of Wattpad. A quote from his Wattpad page reads, “Like most of you, I love to read!” (Lau). Ivan Yuen is the other cofounder of Wattpad. He also has a page on Wattpad.


This is Allen Lau

This is Ivan Yuen

Wattpad (About)

Wattpad is the largest website for reading and writing books. It brings the writes together with the people who read the book they wrote (Bello 2). Thousands of new books are written on Wattpad every day. Margaret Atwood once said, “Wattpad pad opens the doors and enlarges the view in places where the doors are closed and the view is restricted. And somewhere out there in Wattpadland a new generation is testing its wing’s. (Atwood).


Wattpad (History)

Wattpad has been getting bigger and bigger online since it was created in 2006 (Bridle 1). This website includes genres from paranormal to fan fiction. The stories online can be 2 pages to thousands of pages. Wattpad is the most successful social networks. James Bridle once said, " Wattpad's 18 million readers and writers communicate about their stories, and not their Identities." (Bridle 2).


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