Saturday, 23 June 2012 launches in US before election coming to UK


As of midnight yesterday the site is now live in the UK for Euro2012.

Conservative MP Louise Mensch has launched a social network to rival Twitter. The parliamentarian, who has some 60,000 followers and has in the past been accused of tweeting too much, has said that targets Twitter users who enjoy engaging on the micro-blogging site but find it "frustrating."

"This is an idea that I've had since Christmas. I've been a passionate user of social media since the days of AOL chatrooms, and that was the inspiration really," Mensch told the Guardian.

"We were both frustrated at the way Twitter doesn't focus on topics. We both love Twitter, but if you want to focus on the election there's no obvious place to do that online. Twitter is just too random," said co-founder Luke Bozier. "We wanted to encourage people to have conversations rather than broadcast their thoughts."
The site aims to be available in the UK in time for the Olympics, though no official date has been set.

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