Check Out Sgrouples, The Truly Private Social Network


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If you want a social network that won’t sell your data and won’t serve you ads based on your profile data, you have to check out Sgrouples.It integrates with Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook so you can post updates to your existing accounts and it also provides a means to share things with friends already on Sgrouples.

Cloud storage? You got it: 4 GB for free. Ability to share with selected individuals like Google+? Yep.

And did we mention the total attention to privacy? The company maintains a privacy bill of rights to ensure that it remains “scrupulous about trust, respect, and integrity.”

Obviously, the social space is crowded.

Sgrouples aims to step in and solve that.

It ties everything together on top of its own social network, and does so while maintaining your privacy.

You can create specific lists of contacts to share things with, similar to Google+.

You get 4 GB of free storage with an integrated service called MyCloud.

And it won't sell your data to advertising networks.

After you create an account and log in for the first time, here's what you see.

You can write a standard text update.

And the update appears!

And it's a snap to upload photos as well.

Upload the pictures as you normally would after creating an album.

Browse to the file on your computer.

And save it.

The photo has now been shared.

Let's connect our Twitter account.

When we check the Twitter box, our updates get shared to our Twitter followers as well.

Here it is on Twitter—and now it's public. That's the point of Sgrouples: You have a choice to make things as private or public as you wish.

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