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(Click Orlando)   Kid whose parents banned him from Facebook starts his own social media site. His friends have already started the lawsuits   (clickorlando.com) divider line 14
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2012-12-30 03:04:44 PM  
6 votes:
Radar Online story about the kid

The kid didn't "create" the site in the way you and I would expect. His family went to a web developer and the kid apparently told them the kinds of things he wanted to see included in the site.

His dad is already an entrepreneur and marketer of energy drinks.

I'm calling bullshiat on this being the kids creation. Dad's starting another company and using the kid as marketing collateral.
2012-12-30 04:05:36 PM  
2 votes:

LDM90: I'd like to slap that stupid hat right off his head


I hate flat brim caps.

Kids always look like assholes every generation, so they get a pass I guess. I saw a picture of me in 4th grade the other day and...wow.

Adults who wear the flat brim hats just make it easy to spot who should not be taken seriously or given proper respect.

I guess that goes for all hip hop based fashion. Not doing yourselves any favors.
2012-12-30 03:08:00 PM  
2 votes:
FTA:

Zach's father, Darren Marks, founder of an energy drink and food company based in South Florida, immediately saw the potential for GromSocial in the multibillion-dollar social media market and officially registered it as a company in March.

This is Dad's baby. He puts the kids out front to sell it. I hope they can sue him and take it some day, lol.
2012-12-30 02:26:20 PM  
2 votes:
created his own kid-friendly and safe version of Facebook, called www.GromSocial.com

Yeah? How's he going to ensure that?

Unlike Facebook, parents have to OK their children to sign up for GromSocial land they receive emails of all their children's postings and correspondence on the site.

Ah, so the young user will have to open a second email address pretending to be his parents. Yup...fool-proof plan ya got there, kid.
2012-12-30 03:45:06 PM  
1 votes:

gaspode: 6800 subscribers in 3 months? Any one of us could start a site and have more than that in a month.. laughable. Especially with the guys money behind it.


CruJones: Congrats on the 2,000 visitors a day. The homeless guy near near my office has a blog that gets more than that.


And those visitors are only averaging 3 page views each. Even Google Plus does better than that.
2012-12-30 03:44:23 PM  
1 votes:
It would be a shame if GromSocial got a bunch of new members intent on posting nothing but porn and profanity.
2012-12-30 03:22:30 PM  
1 votes:

Cluckity: Radar Online story about the kid

The kid didn't "create" the site in the way you and I would expect. His family went to a web developer and the kid apparently told them the kinds of things he wanted to see included in the site.

His dad is already an entrepreneur and marketer of energy drinks.

I'm calling bullshiat on this being the kids creation. Dad's starting another company and using the kid as marketing collateral.



From the DNA Brands website:

DNA Brand Inc. Company Info Management Profiles
Darren M. Marks - President & Founder

As our Founder, President and CEO, Mr. Marks has and maintains strong ties to the action sports community. He has been instrumental in the development, production and marketing of the Company's initial product offering. He has been responsible for developing all our relationships in the action sports community as well as helping to create the image that we want to convey in the marketplace. As Executive Vice President of Royal Strategies and Solutions, Inc., our affiliated broker/distributor/consultant for the food, beverage, medical and health & beauty care industry, Mr. Marks has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to launch and grow new products.



And a pic of the kid's site:
www.clickorlando.com

Action Sports News, huh? LOL.
2012-12-30 03:19:31 PM  
1 votes:
The last guy who made a kid's social networking site got bought out by Disney for some ridiculous amount of money. I think Dad wants in on that.

//Your kids know more about computers than you do.
///You can't win. They have porno and they are talking to strangers.
2012-12-30 03:14:47 PM  
1 votes:

Cluckity: Radar Online story about the kid

The kid didn't "create" the site in the way you and I would expect. His family went to a web developer and the kid apparently told them the kinds of things he wanted to see included in the site.

His dad is already an entrepreneur and marketer of energy drinks.

I'm calling bullshiat on this being the kids creation. Dad's starting another company and using the kid as marketing collateral.


I didn't see the Radar story, but I came here to call shenanigans on the suggestion that the kid created the site and his dad just happened to think it would be a great new business venture.

Thanks for doing all the hard work and finding a link that proved my suspicions.
2012-12-30 03:12:18 PM  
1 votes:
Sounds about as fun as going to confession.
2012-12-30 03:07:08 PM  
1 votes:
Sometimes I'm willing to re-think the whole "there's danger on the Internet" scenario.

Not too many decades ago, people would probably have wished for such a detached place to teach their children about dangers of the real world - rather than having to send them out into the world to learn about such dangers.

I guess it depends on whether one's definition of "the real world" includes words and images on the computer - or is it only the three-dimensional real-time existence we encounter when we walk out the door?

(Not a parent, never have been.)
2012-12-30 02:51:20 PM  
1 votes:
With blackjack and hookers! Ya know what? Forget the social media site!
2012-12-30 02:49:24 PM  
1 votes:
just what every tween wants...to be labeled as a kid.
2012-12-30 02:47:46 PM  
1 votes:
Don't you have to be 13 or older to sign up for Facebook anyway? What's the big deal.
 
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