Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) March 14, 2008
ZLoop (http://www.zloop.com) announced today the alpha release of their online collaboration and social network application. The ZLoop application addresses the growing privacy concerns that millions of online users face when making personal profile information publicly available in online social networking sites.
The explosion of social utilities has been well documented in the press. People love interacting collaboratively with colleagues, family and friends. However, there are significant issues with social networking sites centering around privacy.
"It is scary," says Shannon, a frequent Facebook user, "You never really know who is going to be looking at your profile and following what you do."
Many community sites do a terrific job of bringing large numbers of people together for interaction in one monolithic community. The problem is that people must interact with everyone all in one place, with no appropriate separation between groups.
"Contextual separation is the key," says Jim Bisenius, ZLoop founder and CEO, "Real people naturally filter the personal information they share with the different groups they interact with. They communicate differently depending on the context of the group. This has long been a missing component in online interaction that most social networks fail to address."
ZLoop's alpha release allows anyone to create an unlimited number of private online communities (loops) which can be used for social interaction and collaboration. Combined with the ability to use different profiles in different loops, access to personal information is controlled by the user.
This contextual separation encourages interaction within loops, while protecting the privacy of all parties involved. ZLoop users feel more comfortable communicating with each other when their private interactions and information remain secure.
Those interested in experiencing the benefits of contextual separation can request an account at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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