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  • 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.
  • Don't you have to be 13 or older to sign up for Facebook anyway? What's the big deal.
  • just what every tween wants...to be labeled as a kid.
  • i don't know what's worse. smoking weed or having to learn PHP
  • 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.
  • With blackjack and hookers! Ya know what? Forget the social media site!
  • lol didn't read the post all that well. sorry!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • that email the parents everything sound incredibly lame.
  • 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.
  • His parents did him a favor.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Sounds about as fun as going to confession.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Congrats on the 2,000 visitors a day. The homeless guy near near my office has a blog that gets more than that.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • wow .. And I spell like a 13 y/o too.. Life is good
  • I'd like to slap that stupid hat right off his head
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