NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — VProud, a recently launched video-based conversation platform, built by women for women, today announced that it quit Twitter last week. VProud, which has already attracted over 1 million unique users in its first 4 months of beta, features original and curated video content made by women, and social features allowing women to communicate with each other publicly, privately or both, with a proprietary interface that protects users from Internet trolls.
Online attacks against women have increased in recent months and VProud staffers are not immune to these attacks. In light of this, VProud made the decision last week to delete its Twitter account.
VProud’s open conversation platform offers women a safe digital sanctuary to communicate with others, free from verbal hostility and abuse. Thousands of topics are discussed in real time, including:
- Mental Health
- Business Careers
- Modern Feminism
- Kids With Differences
- LGBTQ issues
- Body Image Self-Esteem
- Human Rights Racism
- Fertility Pregnancy
- Marriage Divorce
- Autism Spectrum
Nothing is off the table, except for hateful and disrespectful speech, which is filtered out through a proprietary mix of technology and community involvement.
« We are not the first people, and we certainly won’t be the last, to quit Twitter, » said VProud founder Karen Cahn. « Our staffers were faced with harassment, and we asked ourselves, ‘Why are we doing this?’ We’re not anymore and we’re feeling very liberated over here. We were relieved to see that Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, is finally taking a stand against trolls. Maybe someday we’ll be back. »
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