March 19, 2015 in Business (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - Only 12 states in the U.S. have laws on the books outlawing "revenge porn" - a humiliating practice where private, sexual videos and photos are posted online without a person's consent. Today, a new app called "Social Prenup" is launching and aims to help stem the practice, by giving anyone the ability to quickly create a legally enforceable contract between two individuals. The contract requires someone to obtain consent before distributing photos or videos of a person on social media or other websites.
In addition to creating contracts, this app also allows two people to share photos with each other and request consent before posting them online. The consent is registered in the cloud, for future reference if any dispute occurs. Version 1.2 of the app, which will be given as a free update to the app in a few weeks, will also include the ability to share photos and get consent from friends before posting photos even if users do not have a contract in place with them. These "social handshakes" are done as a courtesy for anyone who would rather have a friend check with them before posting about them online.
In a world, where in an instant embarrassing photo can become immortal; these features give the user back some control about the public face they present to the world. Our online presence is no longer something shared with a handful of close friends, it is seen by our friends, our family, our bosses and our potential significant others.
"It's not that users can never post pictures of friends they are in a Social Prenup with," says Jonas Partovi, co-founder of Social Prenup. "The app helps protect users online reputation and image in a way no other service can - by giving users the power to approve or deny pictures or videos people are posting online. My friends and I were texting pictures of each other back and forth for approval and I realized there should be an app that does this automatically."
In-app alerts make it easy for posts to be quickly approved or nullified, alleviating concern about unpleasant surprises popping up on social channels.
Social Prenup prevents:
* Nasty ex-relations from seeking retribution through public social humiliation
* Awkward photos with friends on the internet, haunting for all of eternity
* Keep the boss from seeing a photo at the mall while "out sick"
* #ThrowbackThursday showing the world a pre nose job face
* Losing a chance to run for President by age 15 due to incriminating photos
We are all too familiar with the experience of seeing a ugly photo of ourselves pop up on social media. Sure, a user could request to have it removed, update their privacy settings, or leave the social media service all together, but with Social Prenup there is a simpler way to take charge of one's own social identity. Simply snap a photo and submit it for approval with Social Prenup. Once the recipient has approved photos, users can easily post to multiple social networks including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter directly from within the app.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 12.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Social Prenup 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Social Prenup is patent pending. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. For more information, like Social Prenup on Facebook and visit their website.
Private Social created Social Prenup because they realized that anyone can post anything on social media and the internet - without consent, and without consequence. The goal at Private Social is to protect people from unwanted online content, from revenge porn to hateful or inflammatory content. Social Prenup is a new way of thinking about protecting one's social identity. Private Social was founded in 2014 and is located in Los Angeles, CA. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2015 Private Social LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.