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Friendio Social Networking Site Launches, Exits Beta

  (February 25, 2011)

Orland Park, IL (PRWEB) February 25, 2011

Friendio, the latest Internet social utility, today exited beta testing in order to officially launch the social network. Friendio includes a platform that shows a user location on a map and can import friends from other networks allowing users to keep up with their friend connections while making new ones. In addition, posting a status update can instantly post to other allowed sites at once. Friendio is a technology company that continually improves features, and we're always looking for new ways to incorporate apps in order to exceed our user's expectations said Doug Freitag, founder of the original Friendio geo locator for iPhone, released in January 2010. Our primary objective is to assist our users in sharing whatever they want in an efficient manner through various connected networks...we're making friend connections faster and privacy the way it should be, private."

People on Friendio can connect to dozens of email providers and popular social networking sites, invite friends, import photo albums from other sites, upload multiple photos at a time and even upload or grab videos from popular video sharing sites. Once connected people can see updates from these other networks and know what's new with their friends and those they follow, all in a single feed. In addition, users can message selected friends of certain networks from within the Friendio network. The site has made it possible to post a status update on a profile that automatically shares (if enabled) to other connected networks, so friends and contacts are updated everywhere.

Pages, Places and Schools
are built in to the entire network. Users can create pages about their business, band or cause as well as mark on a map different places and destinations with photos and video. Visitors can become fans and leave comments. Students, alumni and educational institutions can create school networks and invite other current or former classmates to join their network.

Events, Games and Social Dating
are features available to users at their option. People can post events to a calendar, invite friends & contacts to the event, and receive RSVP notices from those who wish to attend. Events can be private or public. Games are updated every few days, with hundreds already available. High scores are tracked and other users can challenge the winners in an attempt to beat their score. Automatic profile updates notify friends when a user is the best at any particular game. Social dating is available through the Meet Up application. A user views photos and clicks 'Yes' if they have interest. The photo owner is notified to view their photo and if the photo owner clicks 'Yes' too it's a match. This easily sparks communication.

will enjoy the ability to import their blogs in seconds from popular blogging sites, along with the option to write new blogs directly inside the Friendio platform and share on other networks.

Virtual Gifts and E-Cards
can be sent to friends, family, classmates and co-workers anytime. Birthday and holiday reminders make it easy to track what to send, and when. Upcoming birthday reminders appear in a user's account a week before it happens. E-Cards can be scheduled to send on certain dates, making it easy to send all the birthday cards for the entire year at one time.

Movie Goers
will love the free movie previews that feature what's playing now and what's coming soon. Users can easily navigate through movie titles and select what interests them.

Musicians and Bands
can sign-up and convert their profile into a musician's profile by creating an album and uploading songs. This places an automatic music player on the musician's profile where songs are randomly selected and played with each profile view. In the near future people will also be able to download or purchase music.

Other features include the ability to see your local weather forecast on demand and an easy to use inbox where users can send messages to friends with the option of including a live webcam recording or sound from a microphone in any message.

Privacy and Security
Friendio provides an easy to use privacy settings page that allows people to select what they share and with whom. A default feature is the automatic profile lock, where people sign-up and their profiles are automatically blocked from view by others unless accepted as a friend. Users control this feature in their privacy settings console.

About Friendio
A social utility that helps people connect with friends, classmates, family and coworkers. People from all walks of life can use Friendio, it's accessible on all popular devices worldwide from computers to mobile. People can sign up and socialize with the people they know in a private environment at


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