Facebook Is Going Out of Business, According to Overly Optimistic Pembroke Pines Woman

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A Pembroke Pines woman says she's going to "destroy Facebook's lead in the social networking universe" with her new social networking website that costs $45 a year.

Good luck.

Evelyn Castillo-Bach says her website, UmeNow, is everything Facebook isn't -- as far as advertising and privacy are concerned.

"Our service is all about privacy," the website says. "Facebook is a professional data collector. Google is the mothership of all data collectors. It has nothing on us. They're not even in our league. Let's not forget, Google chief Eric Schmidt told the world straight up that Google+ is not even a social network. It's an 'identity verification' service. Anyone still think these giants really care about privacy?"

Apparently that's why Castillo-Bach claims her website is the Facebook killer, saying, "I'm sending Mark Zuckerberg to his room and grounding Facebook for life!"

The website claims there are no ads, no tracking of its users, no selling of personal information, no third-party applications are allowed, and users may post anonymously, all for $6 a month.

On the other hand, there are 750 million people who use Facebook for free, so UmeNow has a bit to catch up on before Facebook gets "grounded."

And of course, here's that advertisement everyone we're sure someone is talking about:



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F81 F188er
F81 F188er

Evelyn Castillo-Bach otta create that ObamaBook where every democrat says they woulda, shoulda, coulda done this and that the same way if they were the president.

OnlyMeWorld
OnlyMeWorld

Global Social Networking, Privacy, Anonymity, No Facial Recognition Software & Data Mining, Business & Personal Profiles, Business Listings, Classifieds, Groups, Blogs, and much more...Absolutely Free!  Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Linkedin new alternative ONLYMEWORLD. 

Haole808
Haole808

Paying 6 dollars for the service?  Hmmmmm I don't think so.  I will never pay a dime for a social networking service.  I suggest people to focus on sites that focus on Privacy #1 and social networking #2.  A site that is doing just that for FREE, is onlymeworld.com  I suggest everyone to go check it out.

OnlyMeWorld
OnlyMeWorld

Global Social Networking, Privacy, Anonymity, No Facial Recognition Software & Data Mining, Business & Personal Profiles, Business Listings, Classifieds, Groups, Blogs, and much more...Absolutely Free!  Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Linkedin new alternative ONLYMEWORLD. 

Fat Hand
Fat Hand

I wish I had come up with the idea to invent the next Facebook. How revolutionary.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Well the commercial was slightly amusing.  But I dont see everyone flocking to a pay site when they can do the same thing for free.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Ummmm... I beg to differ.

If you take a look at the bottom of source code for UmeNow.com, you'll find the following snippet of JavaScript.

ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics(dot)com/ga.js';As one can plainly see, UmeNow is making a remote call to the Google Analytics server... Why? Among other things, it allows them to keep a running tally on their visitors.

No big deal.  Everyone does it... 

However, for a company that lambasts Google, it's funny (pitiful and not haha that is) they are doing the very same thing that they accuse others of doing.

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