Oliver Cameron, co-founder, CEO of Everyme
There's no shortage of young tech entrepreneurs who would like to start the next Facebook. But Oliver Cameron of Menlo Park-based Everyme has his own ideas about sharing with friends. A private social network.
Cameron started Everyme to allow users like to himself to feel comfortable sharing whatever they wanted in a social space. He references the "flawed" concept of Friending, and how users' sharing habits can change as they add people outside their personal circles.
"My sharing from that point on is completely changed," says Cameron. "I have to think about what I'm sharing, who I'm sharing with and if that person is actually going to like this content or respond to it."
Everyme has picked up 400,000 users in 40,000 circles since it launched last month for Apple's iOS, and will try to expand its reach further through Android and the Web.
"Everyme's early success demonstrates the powerful need for a social network with total privacy," says Cameron in a statement.
SOURCE: SiliconValley.com, USAToday.com