YapTime: The Private Social Network

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YapTime logoWhy is there a need for yet another social network when everyone is already on Facebook? That is exactly the problem. Everyone is on Facebook. With your parents, boss, teachers and everyone else on Facebook, you have to be cautious of what you’re posting. “Bored at work” would get you fired, silly videos will jeopardize your professional image.

YapTime was created to address these shortcomings of Facebook. There will be no friend request from strangers you met an hour ago. You will know exactly who you are sharing your message, photos, and videos with. No nonsense wall post from random applications.

What is YapTime?

YapTime is a social network built with privacy in mind. You won’t have your own profile, wall, or photo album. All you have is an account, and the ability to create and join a room. You can create several different rooms for different group of people, perhaps one for your close friends, one for immediate family members, and another for your sports club.

A room is like a private Facebook wall. Only invited members can post messages, photos, videos and events, and they are only viewable to other members of the room.

This way, you can select which group of people can see that particular status update of yours, and not make them viewable to just any John Doe that “friended” you.

You can then have a private conversation with your friends and family about your miserable life at work, while keeping it away from your co-workers and boss.

YapTime: All rooms

Isn’t this the same as Facebook Groups?

YapTime is essentially similar to Facebook Groups, except it’s not Facebook.

Some people I know do not have a Facebook account, mainly due to privacy concern. YapTime knows very little about you (only name, email, general location and a short bio), unlike Facebook. It has no nasty third-party apps to steal your information.

Also, it has a very simple interface that even a kid can understand. Plain straightforward, no complicated privacy settings.

You can either sign up for a new account manually or sign in using your existing Facebook or Twitter account. Join the demo room once you have signed up to see how things work.

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  1. d3so - January 28, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

    Interesting service but I don’t think I’ll be using them. I also hate that everyone is on facebook but they have good enough privacy features to hide content away from people you wouldn’t want seeing it. Though, facebook has a long way to go in terms of privacy.

    • Vincent - January 29, 2011 @ 12:04 am

      I can see that it will take some effort to invite friends to join a new service. It’d be great if we can create lists on Facebook, and given the option which list of people can see our specific status update.

      • d3so - January 29, 2011 @ 1:03 am

        @Vincent, You can create lists on facebook and edit the privacy settings accordingly. I use them myself. Do a search on it. That’s another thing about facebook, it’s hard to find what you’re looking for at times.

  2. Delena Silverfox@Coupon Codes - February 1, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    I think that, no matter what platform you’re using, the privacy issues are never going to be enough. I have my Facebook page set to private, so only people on my friends list can see what I post. Somehow my work was still able to check, and I was fired for criticizing my manager on my Facebook feed.

    I have no idea how. Thank goodness I work at home now. No more hateful managers or stupid corporations that think they own your thoughts!


    • Vincent - February 1, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

      Trust matters too in this case. Maybe someone from your workplace is in your friend list and decided to report you to your superior?

      In YapTime, only those who you invite can see what you say. Should be more secure if you are careful enough when handpicking room members.

  3. Jasmine - February 6, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    Yaptime sounds pretty good, especially in the privacy department.

  4. vavgablonde - July 17, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    As a techie..I dont see why anyone is on facebook..not only is every privacy you might want given away in the eula..
    a lot of virus I repair from computers comes from facebook in some way..I love it..its keeps my paycvheck coming

  5. vavgablonde - July 17, 2011 @ 3:15 am

    As a techie..I dont see why anyone is on facebook..not only is every privacy you might want given away in the eula..
    a lot of virus I repair from computers comes from facebook in some way..I love it..its keeps my paycheck coming

  6. microwave convection oven - May 24, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

    Yes, these days I have to think twice before publish a post on facebook.

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