Free-For-All Friday 2/4/11Decatur Metro | February 4, 2011 | 7:00 am
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Today’s FFAF is sponsored by Socially…
Socially is different; it is not just another Social Network. If you think social networks are only for young people with time on their hands, you don’t know Socially.
Socially is useful. It is designed to facilitate neighborhood and community relations, communications, and awareness.
Socially is designed to be quick for busy people. With Socially, you can quickly set up your profile by choosing your places of interest. Then your buzz is delivered to your page.
Socially is a socially serious tool. It is not about who has the most followers. It is about helping make your neighborhood and community a better place to live.
Socially is local. Socially tags every place and person with a location. Interactions are then restricted by distance. This reduces noise while making it easy to find what is nearby.
Socially is community. You don’t follow or friend people on Socially but create and join meaningful neighborhoods, communities, associations, and organizations.
Socially is safe. Socially figures where you are (within a mile or so) and then discards your address. Other than your email, Socially requires no other meaningful information about you.
Socially is easy-to-use. If you can type in a short URL to your home page, then that is all you need to do to use Socially after set up.
Socially is fun even though it wasn’t created to be entertaining.
Finally, Socially is free.
When I first came up with the idea for Socially, I believed the best kind of social network should be built from the ground up. That makes it more useful, cuts down on the noise, and keeps users safer. But that is also the hardest kind to build. With a grass-roots social network like Socially, every community has to start from scratch, with friends and neighbors encouraging others to join and make Socially work for the entire community. Since I have lived in the Decatur area for the last 15 years, I am launching Socially here in Decatur and Decatur is the first community.
Check it out at http://s.ocial.ly/decatur
Please help make it stick by joining (its free!) and encouraging others to do so. A better connected community is a better community. It will also show other nearby communities just how cool it is to live in Decatur. Feel free to contact me, Pete Wingard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 797-1646.