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30 Dec 2012 02:45 PM   |   13963 clicks   |   Click Orlando
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jaylectricity    [TotalFark]  
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.

30 Dec 2012 02:26 PM
had98c     
Don't you have to be 13 or older to sign up for Facebook anyway? What's the big deal.

30 Dec 2012 02:47 PM
mr lawson     
just what every tween wants...to be labeled as a kid.

30 Dec 2012 02:49 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
i don't know what's worse. smoking weed or having to learn PHP

30 Dec 2012 02:50 PM
uofacats2004     

jaylectricity: 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.


He's 11. I doubt he has taken any college courses on entrepreneurship.

30 Dec 2012 02:50 PM
Oysterman     
With blackjack and hookers! Ya know what? Forget the social media site!

30 Dec 2012 02:51 PM
uofacats2004     
lol didn't read the post all that well. sorry!

30 Dec 2012 02:52 PM
sweet-daddy-2     
zzzzzzzzzzzzz

30 Dec 2012 02:52 PM
Mike_LowELL    [TotalFark]  
Oh yeah?  What are you going to do?  Start your own social networking site in your treehouse and get all your little friends to come?  I'd like to see that.  Ah, ha, ha, ha.

30 Dec 2012 02:55 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
Kid whose parents banned him from Facebook starts his own social media site. His friends have already started the lawsuits

What friends might look like:
grom.mil.plView Full Size

30 Dec 2012 02:58 PM
Curious    [TotalFark]  
that email the parents everything sound incredibly lame.

30 Dec 2012 03:04 PM
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.

30 Dec 2012 03:04 PM
Jake Havechek     
His parents did him a favor.

30 Dec 2012 03:05 PM
Huck And Molly Ziegler     
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.)

30 Dec 2012 03:07 PM
Insatiable Jesus     
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.

30 Dec 2012 03:08 PM
red5ish     
Sounds about as fun as going to confession.

30 Dec 2012 03:12 PM
JeffreyScott     

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.

30 Dec 2012 03:14 PM
dragonchild     
No Homers Club?

30 Dec 2012 03:16 PM
ModernLuddite     
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.

30 Dec 2012 03:19 PM
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.

30 Dec 2012 03:20 PM
CruJones     
Congrats on the 2,000 visitors a day. The homeless guy near near my office has a blog that gets more than that.

30 Dec 2012 03:20 PM
Insatiable Jesus     

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.comView Full Size


Action Sports News, huh? LOL.

30 Dec 2012 03:22 PM
Seasons I'v Withered     
You/v heard the old saying " Ah to be young again..
I just signed up and I'm now 13.

/Suck it haters
// time to find me a g/f
/// Snert

30 Dec 2012 03:26 PM
Seasons I'v Withered     
wow .. And I spell like a 13 y/o too.. Life is good

30 Dec 2012 03:27 PM
LDM90     
I'd like to slap that stupid hat right off his head

30 Dec 2012 03:42 PM
Lurk sober post drunk     
"Grom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you will remember if we were good users or bad, why we posted, or why we trolled. No, all that matters is that one kid stood against many, that's what's important. Networking pleases you, Grom, so grant me one request, grant me AN IPO! And if you do not listen, then the hell with you!"

30 Dec 2012 03:43 PM
YouSirAreAMaroon     
It would be a shame if GromSocial got a bunch of new members intent on posting nothing but porn and profanity.

30 Dec 2012 03:44 PM
JWideman     

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.

30 Dec 2012 03:45 PM
El Brujo     

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.

30 Dec 2012 04:05 PM
MassAsster    [TotalFark]  

Jon iz teh kewl: i don't know what's worse. smoking weed or having to learn PHP


PHP

30 Dec 2012 04:24 PM
rightylefty     

MassAsster: Jon iz teh kewl: i don't know what's worse. smoking weed or having to learn PHP

PHP


Trying to deal with PHP always makes me feel like I've smoked too much weed. I have no idea who thinks that's a good technology to use. I suppose it's good for job security though -- I can never understand any PHP code that someone else wrote.

30 Dec 2012 04:48 PM
Jument     

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


I like the way you think.

30 Dec 2012 05:01 PM
MaritimeGirl     

rightylefty: MassAsster: Jon iz teh kewl: i don't know what's worse. smoking weed or having to learn PHP

PHP

Trying to deal with PHP always makes me feel like I've smoked too much weed. I have no idea who thinks that's a good technology to use. I suppose it's good for job security though -- I can never understand any PHP code that someone else wrote.


PHP wasn't as bad to pick up as I'd imagined when I took my current job. Never tried pot so I can't compare.

30 Dec 2012 05:47 PM
GreenSun     
So basically it's a site that lets parents spy on what their kids are posting all the time. What a subservient little kid lol!

30 Dec 2012 06:17 PM
downstairs    [TotalFark]  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: 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.)


I never really thunk it myself, but I totally agree with you here.  The Internet, no matter how reckless you are with it, its much more controlled than the real world.

Now, if I had kids, I wouldn't want them spending 100% of their social time online... I'd still insist they experience the real world.  And get all the bumps and bruises I got as I learned about life.

30 Dec 2012 06:38 PM
ExperianScaresCthulhu     

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.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
(except isn't that *always* the case?)

30 Dec 2012 07:20 PM
stuffy     
One stop pedo shopping.

30 Dec 2012 07:26 PM
Stephen_Falken     
"Grom, which is what a surfer is called".

My ass.

I don't mean that surfers are called my ass, it's just that they're not called GROMS. The correct term for this sad 80's attempt at 'coolness' by poseurs who've never drank from the dirty ol' Wedge in February is "grommet". Also, surfers these days look back on those old terms as mostly shark-jumpingly obsolete. n00bs are called n00bs these days, since most surfers now use that thing called the internet. F*cking haoles.

/somebody ripped my stick

30 Dec 2012 08:00 PM
gegan     
Yuk. Joomla as a platform, kid? You crazy.

30 Dec 2012 08:33 PM
Pangea     

gaspode: 6800 subscribers in 3 months? Any one of us could start a site and have more than that in a month.. laughable.


This is like the Studman69 reply for technology.

Even if what you're saying is true, which is questionable, you're bragging that you've got more business savvy than an ELEVEN YEAR OLD.

/Links to your successful site or STFU.

31 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
ennuie     

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..


Ugh. That makes it worse. The overly-busy, color-clashing, tasteless design was forgivable coming from a kid...

31 Dec 2012 02:59 PM
gaspode     

Pangea:

Even if what you're saying is true, which is questionable, you're bragging that you've got more business savvy than an ELEVEN YEAR OLD.

/Links to your successful site or STFU.


1: The kid has nothing to do with it, it is his fathers commercial project, and thus an utter failure.
2: I said any one of us, that includes you. Think about the billions on the internet and how pathetically few 6800 is. Think how easy to think of something a few thousand will buy into. or you could be like this guy and think of something that only a few thousand people in one area of australia even know/care about and wonder why you arent the new facebook..

31 Dec 2012 03:17 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

rightylefty: MassAsster: Jon iz teh kewl: i don't know what's worse. smoking weed or having to learn PHP

PHP

Trying to deal with PHP always makes me feel like I've smoked too much weed. I have no idea who thinks that's a good technology to use. I suppose it's good for job security though -- I can never understand any PHP code that someone else wrote.


i dip my cigarettes in PHP. they call it formaldehyde or "wet" in da hood

31 Dec 2012 03:17 PM
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