PeoplePond Profile Owners Can Now Assert Ownership Over Their Online Identity

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PeoplePond's new social media authentication Internet service enables people to claim ownership of their social media accounts providing followers with assurance they aren't being spoofed by someone else.

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It is becoming all too common for people to be misled when someone spoofs another's identity.

PeoplePond, a unique Internet service providing increased personal brand visibility, reputation management and identity verification services, announced today that profile authors can now prove and demonstrate ownership over many of their social media accounts when they subscribe to PeoplePond's Identity Verification package.

"This year is turning out to be all about online personal identity," said PeoplePond president, Theron McCollough. "It is becoming all too common for people to be misled when someone spoofs another's identity."

The following are some of the initial social media sites where ownership can be verified using PeoplePond's new Services Verification.

  • Brightkite
  • Cliqset
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • FriendFeed
  • Get Satisfaction
  • MySpace
  • Picasa
  • TripIt
  • TwitPic
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

"We are leveraging the best standards in secure authorization by using the open protocol OAuth to authenticate credentials for third party social media sites," said PeoplePond CTO, Al Castle.

PeoplePond's Services Verification is the first of many new capabilities PeoplePond will be launching during the upcoming weeks to make it easy for people to create a verified and trusted position from which to promote their personal brands and online assets.

PeoplePond empowers people with personal brands to achieve greater visibility in online search results by training search engines, like Google and Bing, to give higher ranking to the online locations where they publish content. Each PeoplePond profile is designed to provide the owner full control to implement a search engine optimization strategy that boosts visibility for their entire online identity.

Additionally, the PeoplePond Identity Verification service confirms to profile visitors that the profile owner has proven they are who they say they are. This takes the teeth out of online identity thieves by providing a bona fide point of reference for online identity.

PeoplePond recently launched a sister site, CompanyPond, for boosting the online visibility of company brands by leveraging the numerous PeoplePond profiles a company has. This trains search engines to promote online content produced by staff, evangelists, board members, etc. in their search results.

About PeoplePond

PeoplePond ( and CompanyPond ( are part of the Cranberry Venture Partners, LLC network of Web sites. Cranberry is home to an unmatched team of innovative developers led by Internet visionary David McInnis. McInnis is best known for founding the first direct-to-consumer news service, PRWeb, which changed the way the world uses press releases. For more information about PeoplePond, LLC and the Cranberry Venture Partners, LLC network of Web sites visit


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