PlainBoards.com: 'Un-Facebook' Service Declared Stable and Ready for Serious Production Use

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Its creator comments on the work so far and urges journalists to take the very real threat against everyone's privacy seriously.

The journalist who finally dares to speak up for real privacy and against the current oppression from Google, Facebook and the other big boys should be applauded.

A few weeks past PlainBoards.com's quiet launch, its creator has announced the site to have gone "sharp". Calling it the "un-Facebook", it's a truly unique way of socializing anonymously in a clean, registration-free, forum-like environment. The default visual design has been described as beautifully simple, although some people mistake its minimalism ideal for a "retro Web" look. The creator had this to comment: "Anyone who dislikes it simply lacks taste. Besides, it can be freely modified/replaced."

He goes on: "There is an unbelievable amount of utter junk out there. The Internet has taken many wrong turns and ended up in a situation where most things frankly suck. Nobody except for us take your privacy seriously at all, and they just have no desire to make something beautiful and thought-through. Nearly all of today's generic, bland sites look just like the next. Our design -- both visually and philosophically -- pays no attention to the rest but does its very own thing, perfect for its intended usage. It would be a huge mistake for the media to keep ignoring this. The journalist who finally dares to speak up for real privacy and against the current oppression from Google, Facebook and the other big boys should be applauded."

The time from launch up until now has largely been spent polishing and fixing things behind the scenes. The main guy, who still wishes to remain anonymous for personal reasons relating to one of the primary reasons for creating the service to begin with, had this to say about that: "While the service was already solid at launch after extensive testing, a huge deal of work has been done since, mostly small non-security fixes here and there. There are yet a number of things to add, too, but PlainBoards is now without a doubt ready to be used by site owners, businesses and users in a 'production environment'."

One needs to know that the "quality assurance" at PlainBoards is truly taken seriously in order for the insanely high requirements of security to be fulfilled. Thus, "solid" really means "solid"; it's not just empty marketing speak, as unfortunately is very common today. PlainBoards specifically points out that nothing is outsourced or relayed on third parties in any way in order to remain in full control security-wise. Its proprietor is really a control freak and perfectionist on par with the late Steve Jobs, and we all know what kind of products result from such a mind.

The site and all the information you could possibly want is available at: http://plainboards.com/
Even so, don't hesitate to e-mail contact(at)plainboards(dot)com with any further questions. (Please don't call.)

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