Let the Kids have MySpace, Metro212 Introduces NY Space

New York’s Social Network Leaves the Kids Behind

New York, NY, November 18, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Most New Yorkers are familiar with MySpace.com, the social network which has become the site of choice for youth, teenagers and young adults. While the site boasts some amazing features, it is not the best place for career-minded individuals to interact and socialize online. “It’s annoying to see so many young kids on MySpace,” laments Busie Matsiko, a 29 year old financial officer at J.P Morgan who joined the Murdock-owned social network when some friends told her it was a great place to meet single men. “I want to meet men, not boys. I want to go to a place online where there are more people my age.”

Welcome Metro212, an adult alternative to MySpace.com for busy New Yorkers. The “not-for-children” network only allows individuals above the age of 18 to join. After building a profile, members are able to connect to others, flirt with local singles, add events to their Social Calendar, and even search Real Estate and Job Listings. “[Metro212] is amazing at organizing my social life. In just a few minutes I’m able to find after-work events and meet singles in New York who are in my age group,” continues Busie.

The New York social network, created by Gabriel Shaoolian, is quickly growing in popularity. With over 30,000 members located in the Big Apple, professional adults are flocking to the site to view events, meet available singles, and find and post jobs. “The site is for New Yorkers, by New Yorkers. All information on the site is posted by our members,” says Gabriel, Metro212 founder and President. This strategy has led to the sites success and participation by members is what keeps the site’s content current and ever increasing. “On average we have over 30 events posted a day. Most of the events are for individuals 21 and over, which ensures that we are attracting an older, more affluent crowd.”

With plans to expand to other cities in 2007, some may wonder if Metro212 is competing directly with the social giant MySpace.com. “We are not trying to be all things to all people,” says Gabriel “We have a specific group we are targeting, New York Professionals. We’re not MySpace, we’re NY Space.”

Daniel Saynt