When it comes to social networks, we all have at least one, probably a few actually. Most social networks were developed to be a great way to stay connected to friends and family members who might be far away from each other. They are also a great way to connect with people who you might have things in common with, like a group for a certain sports team. Facebook, probably the biggest social network today, was designed for college students to connect with one another and connect with other students who they don’t have an everyday interaction with. I have a Facebook account and loved that I could stay in touch with my family back home in Pennsylvania when I was living in Connecticut. They or I would share photos, thoughts, and other things that allowed the other to share with.
Let’s face it though, a lot of my friends on Facebook, aren’t actually that big of friends to me in real life. READ MORE “Just10 Review by BerryReporter.com”
In just one decade, social media has become an integral part of everyone’s lives. Over 1.6 billion people have created profiles, collectively posting hundreds of millions of photos every day, and tweeting six thousand times every second — indeed one recent survey revealed that Canadians socialize more online than in real life.
Which begs the question, if we’re all having such a great time socializing, then why does study after study indicate the country is suffering from rising levels of anxiety, stress, depression and even suicide? The latest research suggests up to 20 per cent — or one in five — of Canadians under the age of 19 are affected by a mental illness.
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Today is a special day in our office.
After what feels like an eternity of hard work, debate, healthy snacks, unhealthy snacks, testing, retesting, and re-retesting (thank you New Zealand!) we’re finally opening up Just10 to a global audience.
We know there’s a lot of features missing, and there’s definitely bugs that we haven’t yet identified, but today we’ve reached a point where we can proudly and publicly hang our shingle and let the world know what we’re trying to achieve.
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Today we’re delighted to announce that our pre-release product goes live in one country only, and that country is… drum roll please… New Zealand!
Why New Zealand You May Ask?
Well firstly, people in New Zealand are some of the most educated consumers in the world when it comes to Privacy and Data Protection. One recent study done by the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner revealed that 77 Percent of New Zealanders had changed their Facebook privacy settings to private. By my calculation, that means nearly 6 out of 10 adults in New Zealand want a fully private social network.
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