Navlit: A ‘Group’ Social Network

Apparently there’s a new social network trying to break through the Facebook-Twitter-LinkedIn-Google+ dominance with a unique selling point: there’s no personal profiles.

Navlit is supposedly meant to be about creating private groups where you can chat about things – frats & sororities, co-workers, classmates, family, social circles. It creates exclusive pockets for you to communicate in…I guess.

It’s currently in private beta so, for now, I have no real idea of how it works. Lev Novak at Hack College believe it’s the way of the future for better group organisation and keeping your private group affairs private.

I’m just wondering how they plan to get people over the hurdle of having to have multiple social networks to log in to – which was what I found was a major reason among people I’ve talked to as to why they didn’t move over to Google+.

What do you think? Social network that will change the face of group communications or likely to be a dud?

[Via Hack College]


2 Responses to Navlit: A ‘Group’ Social Network

  1. I'm thinking dud. To me this is no more than just a chat room/forum. And the reality of the draw of social media outlets like Facebook, G+, twitter, etc. is it appeals to the slightly narcissistic side we all possess. So to remove that element just makes it useless.

  2. I would give it a slight chance, not having seen it work. We can be reasonably sure that something will come along to blow Facebook out of the water sooner or later, a'la Friendster and Myspace. As was pointed out, the main reason for not moving to Google+ yet is that the majority of my friends are still using Facebook. As each new contender comes on the scene, they take the best of older platforms and add newer desirable features that more people want, and eventually they come to realize a dominant share of the market.

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