If you’re one of the millions of people who wishes there was an easier way to communicate privately with friends on Facebook and Twitter, then The Fridge is for you. The social networking application offers people a way to create mini-groups with their closest friends, family members, and work associates. Members of these subgroups can share photos, videos, and messages with each other without fear of their comments or messages ever getting into the wrong hands.
Creating a new “Fridge Group” is as easy as typing in your email address and clicking “Get Started.” Once you’ve verified your address, you can name the group, add new members, and post messages or photos on the group wall. To invite multiple friends to join your group at once, just copy and paste an invitation URL into an email, Tweet, or Facebook message. Post status updates on The Fridge even when you’re not at your computer by sending your updates to a special email address created specifically for your group. Your comments and updates will show up on the group wall for your friends to see the next time they sign on, or you can alert you friends immediately by clicking the “Share” button under any post. Because The Fridge prides itself on total privacy, the application makes it easy for group owners to disinvite or delete selected individuals from their groups at any time.
Although the point of The Fridge is to communicate inside your favorite groups, the app lets you talk directly—and privately—to specific friends by using the messaging function on each user’s profile page. Users are encouraged to join as many groups as they wish, making The Fridge the perfect social networking option for anyone who wants to connect with their coworkers, parents, and friends online without necessarily sharing all the same pictures, videos, and status updates with each group.
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