by Tristan Henderson
This is an important question. Indeed it is one of the main questions that we are exploring in the PVNets project. Last week we heard a very interesting talk from Sören Preibusch presenting the business case for social network site (SNS) operators to care about privacy. In particular he showed some results that indicate that the more successful SNSes (in terms of subscribers) tend to have less visible privacy policies.
What then, to make of WeOurFamily, a new privacy-oriented SNS? Privacy is truly at the forefront here: the front page says “Designed to provide the control and privacy needed for real relationships.” Will users want to sign up for such a privacy-oriented SNS? And will they be willing to pay $21.99 a year for such privacy? I am very interested to see what will happen.
Have I signed up for WeOurFamily? That would be telling…