ZAGREB, Croatia, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Popular information-based websites generally fall into three categories: what's happening, what to do, and where to get the best discounts. But one site is combining all three categories plus social media to create a worldwide social news system. Until now, Tvinx (http://www.tvinx.com) has been the best-kept secret in social media, with a user base that generates news, reviews and other content -- but as word gets out about its free geolocation-based social news and networking platform, the site is set to grow exponentially.
By combining news reporting, social media, local reviews and discount offers, Tvinx.com has created a new kind of social network. Anyone can join Tvinx.com for free and start reporting news from his or her neighborhood, city, country or continent. Tvinx.com members can also review local businesses, create and post discount offers for their businesses, and start their own public, private or stealth social networks.
"Tvinx.com is changing the way the world receives information," said Tvinx.com co-founders Antonio Magdic and Dan Cuvalo. "We've turned news reporting into a social media function driven by geolocation. Anyone can become a news reporter, anyone can create a social network, and anyone can review local businesses or post discount offers. No matter where in the world you are, Tvinx.com gives you all the information you need about your community."
Because Tvinx.com is designed to allow all members to write news articles, Cuvalo, Magdic and their team have included built-in quality control -- and, in typical Tvinx.com fashion, it is user-driven. The site's proprietary algorithms allow readers to rate articles posted on Tvinx.com. Reporters' reputations are determined based on their reviews, and if too many readers evaluate an article as poorly written, the article will be deleted automatically. Articles rated highly by users are pushed to more viewers, ensuring the information available at Tvinx.com is always highly readable.
The social micro-network (mNetwork) feature is perhaps the most compelling aspect of Tvinx.com. mNetworks are a collection of independent user social media networks based on geolocation, theme and accessibility. Users can establish their own mNetworks based on just one of those aspects -- Brooklyn, for instance -- or a combination of all three: for example, a Boston sports network available only to members of recreational teams. mNetworks can be set to public (available to anyone), private (visible to everyone but only members can read and post), or stealth (invisible to everyone but the mNetwork's owner and invited members).
Tvinx.com's flexible accessibility makes it ideal for anyone, be they public users who are writing news for the world to see, or stealth users who use Tvinx.com to better communicate within only their company, class, or group of friends.
"Our goal is to become the ultimate multifunctional news system freely available to people all around the world," stated Magdic. "We invite everyone to become a part of Tvinx.com."