Qdos and Unii - Facebook's new rivals?
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How many of you reading this have checked your Facebook feed ten times in the past minute and thought: Facebook has lost its flare? Maybe you’re one of the unlucky ones that has your parents viewing your pages just as many times? Maybe you think Facebook has nothing to offer other than you looking other people’s profiles. Two new social networking websites are about to hit our laptop screens. Unii.com is strictly for students and the other, Qdos.me, is for those who want to escape the endless bombarding of news feed adverts. Qdos.me aims to challenge Facebook by providing what they think will be a credible competitor, and they are looking for 500 founding student members. All you have to do is sign up at www.Qdos.me. If you are selected you will be in the company of celebrity and media testers in the ‘Qdosphere.’ Qdos say their website will be free from advertisements, games and applications that they have this over their rivals from the start (not too sure about the no games rule...) Ads and apps are replaced for Qpoints, which is a point-based system that allows users to redeem offers on QLife and Qchat live, and free Qbox, which give users the option to share files between friends. Tim Orrell thinks this is what will give them the edge on Zuckerburg: “Our new Qdos social network will be the antidote to the tired and increasingly advertising driven Facebook in the UK,” he says. “Built and developed by a British team, we know what continues to turn people off Facebook - advertising, privacy issues and even having to pay to contact someone! “Our aim is to build a British owned social network that understands the needs of the student community; Qdos.me is just the start of something amazing. Qdos.me will give free access to an innovative social network, where you are in control. Unlike other networks we promise to protect your personal information and let you decide who views your online profile.”
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