My Virtual Neighbor announces new privacy features to protect users
Easy-to-use features give users the ability to secure content and remain anonymous
HOUSTON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- My Virtual Neighbor with over 1700 communities nationwide is launching new privacy features, making it safer than ever to interact and exchange information on the private online community.
With privacy concerns on social networking sites increasing to an all-time high, the features provide My Virtual Neighbor users with an enhanced level of security. One new feature even gives users the option to remain completely anonymous to individuals they select. This provides users with complete control over how and what others see.
Compared to complex privacy features found on other social networking websites, My Virtual Neighbor http://www.myvirtualneighbor.com makes it simple for users to protect the content they share as well as their identity. One of the new, easy-to-use privacy features establishes three different groups, including highest, moderate and custom privacy. This helps users decide what they share within a community when they meet neighbors and locals within 20 miles of their designated zip code. All security levels give users the option to be completely anonymous, via avatars and nicknames, or completely transparent, with real names and pictures.
The second privacy feature allows users to add select users from their current community or followers to a private, more trustworthy group "My New buddies". With this functionality, users can assign certain individuals to a trusted list "My New buddies" as their relationship develops based on community-based interactions and share more information with only those select users. This allows users to reveal their true identity if desired to specific individuals within a neighborhood while remaining anonymous to unfamiliar neighbors or locals in the community. More information on the privacy settings is located on the website at http://www.myvirtualneighbor.com/help-center.php
"It is very important to us that users of My Virtual Neighbor are able to share information with their neighbors on their own terms," says Founder Amit Mehta. "The three levels of privacy allow you to determine how much or how little others see, and the private group setting gives you the ability to change individual security settings easily as relationships progress with neighbors from a stranger, to an acquaintance and then a friend."
My Virtual Neighbor (MVN) is an online community designed to give users the ability to securely meet and communicate with people who live and work nearby. In a protected environment, users are able to share ideas, view real-time updates from those in the area, organize community events and perhaps most important—keep everyone informed on community activities and events. For more information, visit http://www.myvirtualneighbor.com
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