COMMON.net Redefines the Online Networking Industry

New Entrant Unveils Compelling Alternative to Social Networking Sites



16 Feb, 2005, 00:00 ET from COMMON.net

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- COMMON.net has launched its online
 business networking application, defining an entirely new approach to the
 industry.  Successful people are good at networking, and they use COMMON.net
 to turn their Rolodex(R) into a controlled-access intranet to share Contacts
 with their friends and other members.  Members let the COMMON Ground(TM) they
 share with others connect them to the people they need to reach.
     The application introduces novel features to the relationship capital
 management industry:
 
     -- best mechanism for establishing trust between members in an online
 environment
     -- new industry standards for privacy, confidentiality and discretion
     -- multi-directional reputation system
     -- platform suitable for individuals as well as enterprise employees
 
     COMMON.net is a compelling alternative to social networking sites that
 create personal networks through the promotion of virtual chain letter-like
 invitations.  Craig Calle, the Company's founder and CEO, observed, "Social
 networks work well for online dating, but that model is far less effective
 when used in business applications.  Most of our competitors are little more
 than Friendster(R) (a social network for dating) without the pictures.  Our
 industry demands greater innovation."
     COMMON.net uniquely mimics the natural way we network with others every
 day while harnessing the Internet for powerful results.  The Company advocates
 one-to-one networking, with a discrete and comprehensive way to establish
 trust, which it expects to become the industry standard.  The site environment
 is virtually immune to spam-like activity and carries TRUSTe's Web Privacy and
 EU Safe Harbor certifications.  Patents are pending for the Company's
 intellectual property.
     Today's workforce is transitory and disconnected due to telecommuting,
 outsourcing and business restructuring.  People nevertheless need personal
 connections to accomplish most goals, and COMMON.net provides a virtual water
 cooler where they can discretely share Contacts.  People also use COMMON.net
 to compartmentalize their networking activity and more efficiently manage the
 requests they regularly receive from friends and associates.  "Our mission is
 to transform the practice of online networking into a business that becomes
 universally adopted," said Calle.
     The application has immediate appeal to professionals in the executive
 search, human resources, business development, marketing and sales, financial
 and legal services, real estate and many other categories.  You can start
 building your COMMON Ground(TM) and identify searchable Contacts at
 www.common.net.
 
 

SOURCE COMMON.net
    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- COMMON.net has launched its online
 business networking application, defining an entirely new approach to the
 industry.  Successful people are good at networking, and they use COMMON.net
 to turn their Rolodex(R) into a controlled-access intranet to share Contacts
 with their friends and other members.  Members let the COMMON Ground(TM) they
 share with others connect them to the people they need to reach.
     The application introduces novel features to the relationship capital
 management industry:
 
     -- best mechanism for establishing trust between members in an online
 environment
     -- new industry standards for privacy, confidentiality and discretion
     -- multi-directional reputation system
     -- platform suitable for individuals as well as enterprise employees
 
     COMMON.net is a compelling alternative to social networking sites that
 create personal networks through the promotion of virtual chain letter-like
 invitations.  Craig Calle, the Company's founder and CEO, observed, "Social
 networks work well for online dating, but that model is far less effective
 when used in business applications.  Most of our competitors are little more
 than Friendster(R) (a social network for dating) without the pictures.  Our
 industry demands greater innovation."
     COMMON.net uniquely mimics the natural way we network with others every
 day while harnessing the Internet for powerful results.  The Company advocates
 one-to-one networking, with a discrete and comprehensive way to establish
 trust, which it expects to become the industry standard.  The site environment
 is virtually immune to spam-like activity and carries TRUSTe's Web Privacy and
 EU Safe Harbor certifications.  Patents are pending for the Company's
 intellectual property.
     Today's workforce is transitory and disconnected due to telecommuting,
 outsourcing and business restructuring.  People nevertheless need personal
 connections to accomplish most goals, and COMMON.net provides a virtual water
 cooler where they can discretely share Contacts.  People also use COMMON.net
 to compartmentalize their networking activity and more efficiently manage the
 requests they regularly receive from friends and associates.  "Our mission is
 to transform the practice of online networking into a business that becomes
 universally adopted," said Calle.
     The application has immediate appeal to professionals in the executive
 search, human resources, business development, marketing and sales, financial
 and legal services, real estate and many other categories.  You can start
 building your COMMON Ground(TM) and identify searchable Contacts at
 www.common.net.
 
 SOURCE  COMMON.net