With most university campuses across the United States closed due to COVID19, LoopChat users have a new way of connecting and sharing their stories.
BERKELEY, CA, December 15, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Today, college social media start-up, LoopChat, announced the release of a new key feature, the college circle. It is a publicly viewable images-centric social feed that allows college students to micro-blog and share their college and university experiences with their peers. Through the new feature, students are able to share images about anything they wish to communicate, accompanied by a detailed caption that provides context to the images. Students are also free to follow those that share what impacts and appeals to them the most.
LoopChat developed the college circle in response to feedback from its users who wanted to share with fellow students their university experiences. The feature became even more necessary given the COVID19-induced remote-learning environment.
“Social distancing demands that we stay as far from each other as possible to control the spread of the COVID19 pandemic. But it doesn’t take away the social out of us. Universities as we know them have transitioned to Zoom University over a short period of time. Students still have that strong social need to interact and get to know what’s happening around their university community. This is where college circle comes in,” said Jason Li, LoopChat’s co-founder.
“Currently, students only interact on Zoom. That ends when a Zoom session ends. Thereafter, their individual voices are drowned out in the age of big social media. LoopChat’s college circle solves that,” added Li.
The college circle will not be immediately open to all LoopChat existing users. Instead, users will access the feature in phases, by invite. They will receive a code that allows them to unlock the college circle.
LoopChat’s mission is to bring secure community engagement around college campuses. LoopChat was founded in 2019 to empower society to use technology in building more secure and stronger bonds. While mass social networks are currently funded by advertising and exploiting personal data, LoopChat changes this business practice by ensuring that it neither exploits nor mine the data of its platform users. This guarantees data privacy. LoopChat’s application is available on all mobile and desktop platforms. LoopChat is anchored on three core values are ensuring privacy, building community and empowering diversity. It is based at Skydeck, a University of California at Berkeley technology hub. To learn more about LoopChat, visit www.loopchat.us
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