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Ourspot launches private social network pages

New social network for private groups

What would happen if you combined Pinterest’s sharing features, Facebook’s commenting system, Path’s theory of a small private network of real life friends and made a beautiful, shiny new baby? You would have OurSpot, “a beautiful way to remember and engage with the relationships that matter most.”

The social network offers individuals to create virtual “spots” with the intention to have a place for two people, but allows for more people, or a public page if a user opts for that. The goal is to share specific web finds with specific people, be they family, a group of friends, clients, or coworkers, all of whom have the ability to add content and curate the “spot” with you. You have complete control over what you want to share and who you share it with, as opposed to other social networks which act as a catch-all for status updates.

Ourspot most closely resembles Pinterest not only in function but in aesthetics, but adds privacy and groups which Pinterest could easily do but has not. Will they? Time will tell, perhaps they’ll simply acquire Ourspot.

It may be seen as a Facebook killer, but it clearly is not intended as such given that you can sign in with your Facebook credentials and it acts as an extra layer to existing social networks. Users can post to a spot, make notes about a post and share any post through Facebook, Twitter or Google+, making it possible to enjoy a two way conversation about curated content.

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As it stands, this is the easiest way to privately share content outside of a secret Facebook group, and the focus on photo sharing is one of the hottest web trends, so it stands to reason that ourspot will enjoy growth or get snatched up, just like Google bought private social sharing company, Fridge.

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