Social Networking TickMe.com Leads the Way in Eliminating Fear of Rejection

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TickME.com has dared to cross this social barrier and implement a system of anonymity using a tick rating system. Members can therefore show levels of "affection" to other members on a scale of 1-3 with out any risk of embarrassment or rejection.

I can't wait for users to give me more ideas so that I can build them in.

TickME.com has dared to cross this social barrier and implement a system of anonymity using a tick rating system. Members can therefore show levels of "affection" to other members on a scale of 1-3 with out any risk of embarrassment or rejection.

For many the internet is a hand holding system to potentially meet a new partner or to just extend a circle of friends and to share common interests, no longer is there such a stigma attached with online dating and making new friends sat in front of a PC monitor.

As with face to face meeting of people the internet is no different in terms of fear of rejection and its this level of rejection that is one most difficult social pills to swallow and can often mar social confidence for many months after, leaving people socially insular and afraid to build any further relationships.

The present culture of dating amongst both young and old is more commonly being established through the internet with many seeing technology as a more efficient way to build up a social network.

TickMe.com's lead developer Chris Antcliff has introduced ideas taken from user feedback and feels that "the new features will make TickMe.com easier to use and more importantly, more fun" and he added, "I can't wait for users to give me more ideas so that I can build them in."

TickMe has proven different to other online social networks by not only asking for user's feedback but acting upon their requests and truly implementing their ideas in its online effort to reassure people that forming relationships online is actually ok.

A profile can be created and the selection process of a potential new friend or soul mate is much more refined with more privacy offered than other social networks such as MySpace.

TickMe.com has added many new features to it's existing unique feature of being able 'tick' other members profiles and finding out if someone likes you without risk of rejection, because the other member only sees this if they have a mutual tick. The new features include, easy inviting of friends on other networks, photo albums, new forum categories and improved homepage.

To make the inviting and adding of new and old friends to TickMe.com, two new 'Invite' features have been added. An existing member can now instruct TickMe.com to log into existing email and social networking sites and the system will import only desired contacts that will be told about the TickMe.com network.

Compatible e-mail systems include, Gmail, AOL, msn, Lycos and Rediffmail. Social sites compatible with the invite feature include orkut, MySpace, Facebook, Friendster and hi5.

To give more interaction between existing members TickMe.com have introduced a much greater range of forums. Members can invite people into these forums and they can also be made private should the group wish to keep their chat secret.

Added to the list of new features is a real time chat service, allowing members to chat in real-time with anyone else on the network, create new chat topic and generally interact more.

Banners are known throughout the internet as a good form of advertising, so this social network allows users to create their own advertising banners and encourage other online users to tick them.

The main TickMe.com homepage has also been overhauled in response to member suggestions to make it easy to join and use. Private groups can easily be made so that users are literally sharing online interests with other members who may be interested and in turn form much valued and informed relationships. With a private group only those invited may participate, so members are made to feel much more secure.

The "Tick League" offers a place online to see who has gained the most ticks and is therefore most popular because TickMe.com has users privacy as a focus the amount of ticks received can be removed from the public eye.

Visual elements to building online relationships are of established importance to many users and TickMe does not let people down in this respect with fully featured photo album integration.

Best yet is the member search facility allowing users to easily see who is online and find that person with whom a relationship could be established.

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