GigaTribe Expands Social Networking With Inviter Tool
GigaTribe, a file-sharing company, announced a new social online “Inviter Tool” that lets GigaTribe users automatically invite friends from other social networks, including Facebook, Linked-in, Yahoo, Gmail, Windows Live and Hotmail to the GigaTribe free, community-based file-sharing software site.
Available at http://www.gigatribe.com/en/invite-friends, the new GigaTribe Inviter Tool automatically searches your social networking friends and invites them to privately view your selected video, photo, music and other files within the GigaTribe private peer-to-peer (P2P) software community.
GigaTribe is a leader in the move toward a safer, more private (friend-to-friend) file exchange network. Many other major P2P players (such as Lime Wire and Vuze) have also realized that this move is essential to protect its users. Although it’s not natural for some open P2P software to do this, focusing on protecting people rather than just file transfers is the core business of GigaTribe. To avoid being too restrictive, GigaTribe’s Inviter Tool interacts with existing social networks to allow users to safely expand their friend-to-friend communities.
Combining File Sharing and Social Communities
Social networks accumulate groups of people in their communities, but none of them provide a secure and efficient file sharing software, which is a key element of social networking. When you share your private library of files with your friends, they can see more of who you are and what you like. With most social networks, you declare who you are, but can’t show much of it.
“We’re mixing the two environments because we believe they have much in common: Files on your hard drive tell even more about you than any social profile can,” commented Stéphane Herry, CEO of GigaTribe. “Sharing files is an authentic social testimony — that’s why GigaTribe’s strategy focuses on social networking development.”
GigaTribe’s Social Networking Strategy
The GigaTribe Inviter Tool is an essential building block for a file-sharing software dedicated to social networking communities. The next step will be the release of GigaTribe software applications embedded within other social networks. People browsing your profile will discover that you’re sharing large files of videos, photos, etc., increasing your friend’s interest in you and your profile and encouraging them to share your info with their friends. Users will then be able to meet the friends of their friends and thereby expand their network to build their own personal “tribe.”
GigaTribe is free, available now for Windows with a Mac version available in September. There is also an upgrade available to the “Ultimate” version of GigaTribe, priced at $29.95 per year, with additional features, such as faster simultaneous downloads, easy connect and remote Internet access.