June 19, 2012.
menshn.com is a new social network, formed around a simple idea - talk, on topic. Starting initially with politics, menshn covers the US election, with rooms dedicated to the election and the Obama and Romney campaigns. As users join the site, menshn will expand to cover all topics its users are passionate about.
menshn is launching first in the US, and will add a UK site before the launch of the London 2012 Olympics, adding games-related rooms.
The founders come from the center-left and center right of politics respectively. Luke Bozier worked for Tony Blair at Labour HQ as head of digital communications and founded the local government utility municpo.com. Louise Mensch is a Conservative member of Parliament in the UK and author of 14 popular novels. Both are passionate about politics and social media.
Luke Bozier said ‘With all the great political forums out there, we noticed that there was no place to talk about politics live. Whereas Twitter is not organised around topics, on menshn you have a permanent place to go online to talk about the things you’re most interested in. menshn quite simply caters for passions, and the best ideas are often the most simple ones.’
Louise Mensch said ‘We’re thrilled to be launching menshn as the election cycle gets into gear. On menshn political junkies like me can talk live to their peers about every poll, every swing state, every twist and turn of the world’s most enthralling political contest. And as we grow, we look forward to adding rooms and topics as the community drives demand. You can also donate to your favoured candidate right in-room. So join in and start the debate!’
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