"The advertising-driven business model of most social networks compromises the security and privacy of users, so we built Circlous so these could be shared privately."
Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) March 1, 2010
Circlous, creator of private networks for sharing images and video, today announced the availability of Circlous’ personal sharing service. Circlous uses personal peer-to-peer technology making it easy for users to privately share and comment on high-quality images with friends and family.
“Circlous makes it easy and affordable for users to privately share movies and photos with circles of friends,” said Dharmarus Rizal, CEO and founder of Circlous. “More and more people are using public social networks to share photo and video with friends and family but the advertising-driven business model of these networks compromises the security and privacy of users, so we built Circlous so these could be shared privately.”
How Circlous Works:
- Users share content with networks they have created using the Circlous desktop client;
- Friends and family can download the Circlous desktop client to receive and discuss photos and video for free;
- During the installation process, a user can choose their private username which is used to receive media content from other Circlous users;
- Authorized recipients can then accept media and seamlessly and directly download media files from the media owner and/or other authorized recipients that are available online; and
- Users can comment and discuss media in their original context in private.
Circlous does not have a central searchable directory of users, so users can only join a network if invited. There are many online social networks available for people to find and connect with each other, while Circlous is built to strengthen connections and communication with people you already know well.
Images, video and comments are all stored locally on the computers of specific network members. To keep privacy in the hands of our users, Circlous does not store either photos or videos in its servers.
Images and video shared using Circlous are always downloaded in full original high resolutions for a clearer, more flexible media experience. The sharing of photos in the original resolution opens up “dynamic zoom” capabilities to bring out rich details such as facial expressions and object textures.
Circlous provides integrated “media server,” capabilities to bring out rich details in received pictures and video to take advantage of high definition screens anywhere at home (via high speed local network).
Users can easily and precisely select contents to share, authorize recipients to receive, and define boundaries of social interactions (such as: comments and descriptions) on the selected contents and recipients. Circlous does not impose any limitations in file size for photos and video.
Pricing and Availability
Circlous’ desktop client is available now and can be downloaded from http://www.circlous.com. Users can install Circlous on up to eight computers of their choice under a master account. Users can always use Circlous to receive and discuss pictures and video for free. After a 30-day free full-featured trial, users can purchase Circlous for $9.95 to share their photos and video with other Circlous users for one year. The Circlous desktop client is currently available for Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7.
Based in Sunnyvale, California, Circlous is a product of Jasmine System, Inc. Circlous creates products to make it easier for the private sharing of photos and videos among friends, families and groups. More information is available at http://www.circlous.com