As Tony Diepenbrock IV the Co-Founder of Greekdex told us at the February edition of Philly Tech Meetup, there is no directory of Greek fraternities online. Greekdex is a social network for fraternities and sororities. You can see who the members are in each "house", and the site automatically generates Spotify play lists based on the songs people listen to via Facebooks' listen feature. The site also automatically generates photo albums based on pictures that you have been tagged in with friends.
The genius behind this niche social network, is the Frat Finder Algorithm. This allows the site to gather data from Facebok in order to populate the site with the information it needs. It also helps with invitations and recommendations, which can be white-labeled to other companies. With 1 billion hits of Anonymous Confession Board (or ACB) traffic from college students, Tony says Greekdex is in a good spot right now to pull in some of that traffic. ACB is an anonymous online site where students can ignore their homework, vent sexual frustration, anxieties, pet peeves, or post random memes. The posts can be hilarious, vitriolic, sad or sweet, and Internet anonymity can bring out the best and worst in people.
One of the main issues with ACB sites, is they get shut down because people will post nasty, hurtful things about other people. Tony is trying to keep his site positive, by logging posts on "the wall", as well as reporting posts, and deleting posts. He likened his platform to Reddit in some ways. You can also upload pictures from your social networks, or from your computer. His "Banter Board" is supposed to be controversial in some aspect, which should drive traffic to the site. There is also a directory, so you can look up the members of each Greek house.
Overall, in a world where everyone and their mothers' (literally) are on Facebook. It's nice to come to a private network that is developed specifically for you if you are in a Greek fraternity or sorority. The best part is music & photo content is generated automatically based on everyone's interests, which takes a big chunk out of the work for members. It's a cool site, simple interface, and I'm looking forward to hearing more about Greekdex in the near future.
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