Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) March 31, 2010
At a time when many businesses worldwide are struggling and family history sites are being acquired by larger industry players, family network http://www.Genoom.com is an exception to the rule. Backed only by some initial seed funding, this specialty social network and genealogy site continues the rapid growth it saw in 2009. Since April of last year, Genoom has doubled its number of users to 1 million and increased the number of profiles on the family networking site from 6 million to 10 million.
Genoom reaches a truly global audience. Not only is the site the leading family networking site in Spain and a major reference source in South and Latin America, but it connects relatives from over 200 countries to each other through private family networks. The site's availability in 17 languages makes it an accessible global resource.
"Modern day social networking and historical research might seem to be strange bedfellows on the surface, but they're really a natural fit," said Genoom CEO David Diaz Daré. "People want to do more than conduct research to learn about the past. They want to connect. They want to use the Internet to close the geographical divide separating them from family members around the world who, a decade or two ago, they might never have known existed."
While basic Genoom membership and features are free, the site also offers a premium membership option for users who want to do more extensive family networking. Premium accounts offer an increased capacity for photo, document and video sharing in addition to advanced features such as data backup, family statistics, high quality .pdf printing of family trees, user activity lists, and more. Premium accounts can be purchased on a yearly or monthly basis.
"At Genoom we respect the needs of our community members, and we try to make the family networking process as simple as possible for them," said Diaz Daré. "We strive to continually create more value-added features based on user feedback -- even more so for our pro account users who come to Genoom for a more comprehensive family networking service. For example, even if their subscriptions temporarily lapse, our system won't automatically delete their files. We keep them archived so users don't have to repeatedly upload them when they upgrade again to a pro account. These customer-focused policies and overall sense of a true global community are just some of the reasons our family networking site continues in its rapid growth and why our members not only keep coming back but stay a while every time they visit."
About Genoom Network, S.L.:
Genoom is a social networking platform designed to build private family networks. Launched in July 2007, the site already features support for users in 17 languages and includes a growing collection of over 10 million profiles. Genoom offers more than ancestral research. The service allows people to centralize current family connections--members can share family photos, stories, or even videos of anything from family gatherings to a baby's first steps, all within the confines of a secure and private family network.
For more information about the Genoom Network, please visit http://www.Genoom.com or contact Bob Samii at +34 93 206 18 48.