JackieFame.com: Social Network For Kids-Made By Kids

With the popular success of social networking sites like Twitter And Facebook it seems everyone is looking to jump on the band wagon, in a previous post we told you how Disney were planning on setting up a social networking experience for children, it appears that they may have been beaten to this by a site set up by two kids called JackieFame.com.

This social site for minors was the brain child of brothers Zachary and Joshua Swauger, aged just 12 and 9 the pair were upset when their mother would not allow them to sign up for Facebook as she felt they were too young for that kind of exposure. The brothers decided that if they couldn’t join a social network site then they would create their own with the help of their father, and so began the birth of JackieFame.com.

This site will allow pre-teen children to set up their own profile page, play games, chat in real time, post comments, upload videos and pictures and listen to music. The sites key foundation is safety so all content that the kids decide to upload is first vetted by parent monitors before being allowed to hit the site. According to this post from Newsobserver.com the site which was launched in January currently has in excess of 500 members, ranging from California to as far away as China.

As well as growing their network the brothers have also been very busy developing all kinds of products to coincide with their brand, from t-shirts to watches and shoes the duo are doing all they can to spread the word. You can read more on these pair of budding entrepreneurs as well as check their site out by following this link here.

As many people that have already made their fame and fortune seem to start off young we could be seeing some pretty big things from these two in the future, could we be seeing the Zuckerberg’s of the future?

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  • Indiana1928

    So they created a website which they are both too young at the time to utlize per their own Terms of Service agreement:
     The following Terms of Service apply to your use of the Jackie Fame Network.

    You are solely responsible for your conduct and your content on the
    Jackie Fame Network and compliance with these terms. By registering with
    us or using or browsing this Network, you acknowledge that you have
    read, understood, and agree to be bound by these terms. This Network is
    not directed to children younger than 13 and is offered only to users 13
    years of age or older. Any person who provides their personal
    information through this Network represents that they are 13 years of
    age or older.

    I would assume they both are using the website so they have both violated their own terms of service agreement and their father should disconnect their accounts!