Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 12, 2006
Black Ball Paul LLC (http://www.blackballpaul.com) the newest concept in online social networking was launched today. Unlike traditional networking sites like Myspace.com or Facebook where users create their own sites, users on Black Ball Paul create personal pages other people. Users read what others think of them and then give a rebuttal. It can be done in a anonymous forum* (see our terms and conditions). Users can classify their comments on other people by designating them as negative “blackball” or positive “whiteball”. This voting is aggregated and allows users to see a candid, accurate perception that others have of them. The site is used for both social and professional purposes. It is essentially a user-generated background check.
The site is the brainchild of 28 year old entrepreneur Court Westcott, who had a bad customer service experience with an individual and became frustrated that there was not a forum to air his grievance and therefore prevent others from enduring the same misfortune. Blackball’s main purpose is to give candid, useful information so users can make their own judgments in day to day life. Before Black Ball Paul, search engines could provide abundant information about a particular person, but it’s difficult to sort through and get a true opinion of who that person really is.
“I don’t always have the time to search through blogs, sometimes I just want to know what the general consensus of my economics professor or even of my sorority” said one of its frequent users. Black Ball Paul makes it simple to find out if someone is good to date or do business with. Traditional social networking sites are not very useful. They are one dimensional and only show you what the user wants you to see. “While it is not the intent of this site to be mean-spirited, it is a social experiment in honesty and anonymity that could forever change the way we look at prospective relationships. If I can prevent one person from making a mistake because they lacked proper information, then the site was worth creating” said founder Court Westcott.
Black Ball Paul attempts to answer the age old question …”What do Other People Really Think of You” – Wouldn’t you want to know?
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