Anybeat Offers an Anonymous Alternative to Social Networking
Anybeat is a online community for meeting new people rather than connecting with ones you already know. Remember back in circa 1997 when AOL AIM chat rooms emerged or before Myspace was dominated by bands and artists? Members would enter into these online communities to discover new people and other social circles. Anybeat brings back this concept by giving members the option to participate anonymously through pseudonyms of their choosing.
Google+ and Facebook have evolved into an online gated community: "Only the chosen ones shall be allowed to see my wall, interests, updates, and photos! All others are bound to the "restricted" page or the "Acquaintances" circle!" People want to stay connected while holding back viewers who they feel don't deserve to look at photos and daily activities. The restrictions are only necessary since these sites strive to ensure its users display their true identity. Many people want control over their information to make sure it's disseminated to the appropriate audience. I'm an honest person, but that doesn't mean I want all of my personal information blasted over the internet just to appease the social networking lords and their advertisers. When I post to my Facebook wall I think about the content I'm sharing and what it says about me. Ninety Nine percent of the time I opt to not post controversial links or status updates in order to prevent the negative association it might add to my online presence. Some may agree that Facebook and Google+ aren't about expressing oneself freely, it's about maintaining connections and upholding an image that employers, friends, and family are familiar with.
Anybeat is so attractive because it allows people to socialize anonymously with people they've never met. This new social community may become a more open form of sharing where members feel comfortable participating in online discourse about deep philosophical ideas, art, hobbies, and more. Anybeat users don't worry about their employer, friends, and family members associating their profile with their real-life identity. This doesn't mean members are permitted to behave inappropriately and post harmful content. Anybeat states that they strive to keep their site a safe and open community that is comfortable for all.Continued on the next page