Rootsy Promises a Private Social Network
Remember when Facebook first started out? The design was simple. There weren't any invasive applications. You had a small, trusted network of friends and family. Those days seem so long ago now, and it doesn't quite feel like any social network out there today really offers a private or secure environment. Yes, social networking is meant to be public and viral and spread across the web, but shouldn't there be a way to connect with your loved ones through this technology without being cluttered by spam and invaded upon by the public eye?
A new network called Rootsy is a social media platform dedicated to sharing stories and photos between family members only. Now any family news that you might have reservations about sharing with the general Facebook population can be easily spread amongst your family tree. The network operates by family members inviting other family members via a digital family tree. You can stay up-to-date on your family's happenings and keep it "in the family" because Rootsy does not sync up with Facebook and Twitter.
What do you think about Rootsy? Do you think it has the potential to become a bigname social media player? Do you think a social network like this can truly stay private? Let us know.
If you'd like to read more about Rootsy, check out this recent Mashable article about it here.