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Friendio is an alternative social network to Facebook that promises more privacy and control, say its creators. The new social network feels like a pared-down Facebook, with similar tabs and capabilities for friend requests, messages and notifications.
"Friendio does not modify privacy settings, nor do we force people to create a scrapbook of their life," said Doug Freitag, the company's president in a statement.
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Friendio is trying to distinguish itself from Facebook Timeline, pushing the slogan, "It's all about you." The layout and theme of Friendio are completely customizable. The company also allows open access to its API for developers and curious users to play around with the new tool.
After registering for a Friendio Network profile, users will receive a confirmation email that looked eerily like a Facebook email. The new company has adopted Facebook's blue banner in its emails. Friendio, which has its own Facebook page (see video above), allows users to log into Facebook to invite your friends to join you.
On this new social network there are new photo, music and video sharing capabilities. Plus, Facebook-like Friendio pages that operate like fan pages -- both share a "like" button. Check out the Friendio Fandango page, complete with a wall for comments and tabs for info, notes, events, music, photos and videos.
Will you be switching to Friendio -- or giving it a try?
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This story originally published on Mashable here.