Cat Photos and "Mindless Babble" Banned from Social Network
Elitist Website Wages War on Trivial and "Pointless" Content
Have you had your fill of grumpy cat photos? Seen one too many “I’m going to bed” status updates on Facebook? If so, you might identify with the motivations of a Los Angeles software development team. Today they’re launching PuffSky.com, which they describe as the thinking man’s social network.
“We all love to get social online,” said CEO Calvin Nguyen. “But these days I find I’m combing through a lot of mindless babble and pointless material to find the stuff that’s important. Smart people tend to be busy. They want to see and discuss consequential things happening in the world. They don’t always want to hear about your new pair of slippers.”
Like Facebook and Twitter, PuffSky encourages free-form writing - but with the caveat that it has to be linked to news or a current event. Users can rate and comment on each other’s posts. They can also accumulate from other users votes that testify to their intellect and other qualities.
“More thoughtful discussion,” Nguyen quipped, “less brain cell death.”
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