162 posts and columns on social network
It’s one thing to post your DNA on Facebook. But you’re also invading the privacy of people you’re related to.
– Missy Krasner, executive in residence at Morgenthaler Ventures, on companies like 23andMe, which encourage clients to share their genealogical data on the Internet
News Bytedebuted Potluck on Tuesday morning. Users post links on the service — a social network of sorts that focuses on communicating around content and interests — and friends aren’t able to see who posted the link until visiting the discussion thread around it. The philosophy, according to founder Josh Miller, is to reduce the performative stress component in social sharing, and place the emphasis on the interests that bring people together. The product is available on the Web beginning today, and will come to iOS in the next few weeks.