|First Social Network Serving Both Adults and Minors to Incorporate IDology’s Age Verification Solution|
Network scheduled to launch its services using technology to verify members and grant access to age-appropriate content
ATLANTA – Jan 25, 2007 –IDology Inc, a leading provider of identity and age verification solutions, today announced that Xologi, a new social network focused on creating local Internet communities for people of all ages, is adopting its age and identity verification solution for creating a safer online environment for kids. Xologi, which separates its users into two age categories 10-17 year olds and 18+, is the first social network serving both adults and minors to incorporate age verification to further protect its members.
“Our goal is to create virtual local communities, and just like life, these communities include adults and kids” said Bryant Campbell, President and founder of Xologi. “Also like life, there should be rules and protection standards within the community. Age and identity verification is one of these standards that helps protect kids and it was important to us to select a provider with experience in the social network space.”
Part of the reason Xologi selected IDology’s ExpectID Age solution was based on the company’s experience in the social network space. Last year, IDology announced another program for Zoeysroom.com, a social network which is aimed at 10-14 year olds and was the first social network to announce it was adopting age and identity verification as part of its membership process.
Xologi is committed to creating local communities that enable businesses and consumers, neighbors, friends and family, the ability to network with each other online. Through the public network, accessible at www.xologi.com, anyone can search for businesses and friends, however, communicating with others requires registration which includes age verification. Membership for Xologi’s private network is divided by age with the 18 and over network operating under www.webchannelx.com. Kids in the 10-17 year old age group can join a separate adult free community with parental consent at www.the4-1-1.com. In addition to verifying members wanting to join webchannelx.com, IDology’s age verification solution will be used to verify the identity of the parents of kids joining the4-1-1.com. Once a parent has been verified, he or she then sponsors their child and grants them access.
Xologi is launching its networks by zip code and is on track to launch in 25 markets within the next few weeks. “Xologi is doing the right thing for its members by incorporating age verification,” said John Dancu, IDology’s CEO. “Like Zoey’s Room, Xologi recognizes the importance of this technology and how it can be used to protect our children.”
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