You’ve probably heard this one before: A new mobile app for sharing with private groups of family and friends. Yes they are everywhere and who cares?
It’s become such a competitive space that Facebook is wading in on the action with, the codenamed app ‘Moments’. The “current design features a grid with a few tiles, each which represents a set of close friend and family.” It’s sure to be an extension of their privacy settings, rather than a ‘private’ standalone network.
What immediately struck me about this, beyond the tirade of comments about privacy and the need for another Facebook app, was that it already exists and in no way requires you to share this information with Facebook.
I have been using a mobile app called Bundll since its early private beta days. The simple app features a grid layout, that lets you create private spaces for different groups of family and friends. Each one of these groups, or bundlls, is a network for the people in them, accessible by invite only and with complete control over who sees what.
Since I started using it, I have set up networks for my close family, best friends, work colleagues (that I want to social network with), and my girlfriend. It has allowed me to share different sides of my life with different groups of people ...