Honolulu, HI, December 07, 2011 --(PR.com
is different from other social networks via the three promises clearly stated on their homepage: no data mining; no web tracking; and no facial recognition.
Other social sites have been known to track both users and non-users. Well known social networks have received a lot of flak from privacy advocates about data mining, facial recognition and a plethora of other privacy concerns. Also, a number of social networks, both big and small – like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Diaspora – have made an effort to combat these privacy issues that are so prevalent at the core of social networking. Can OnlyMeWorld be any different?
OnlyMeWorld plans to attract users with one simple principle and no convoluted privacy settings: “The obvious solution to address these problems involving privacy, anonymity and cyber crime is simple: no real names, and no email addresses,” says Yamamoto.
In an interview with TechNewsDaily.com, the President of OnlyMeWorld, Carlson Yamamoto, said that there is a reason why other networks have not worked. He claims that these sites “talk about privacy, but they only talk about what you don’t want other users to see.” Yamamoto poignantly notes that even though other users can’t gather your data, it is still in the system.
Hawaii-based OnlyMeWorld doesn’t collect your e-mail address, there is no personal data of any user stored in the site’s backend. Yamamoto explained that this type of information which is normally collected – be it for advertisers or marketing purposes – is a hacker’s dream and it could lead to severe damage if tapped into: identity theft, phishing attacks, etc. However, since there is no true data on OnlyMeWorld, he states, “A cyber criminal could hack our system 24/7 and there’s nothing they can do” simply because there is nothing worth stealing in the first place.
By Jillian Ryan
, Private WiFi's Social Media Ambassador.