Before you say, “absolutely not,” take a look at Chicago Social Network. The site launches today and costs, according to Crain’s Chicago Business, between $9 and $79 per month, based on the @Chicago.com email address you choose to purchase.
What kind of social networking bang will you get for your bucks? Unlike Facebook, Chicago Social Network promises to be advertiser free and won’t sell your information.
Chicago.com CEO Josh Metnick believes his network will offer plenty that the bigger players can’t—namely its open-source Diaspora functionality.
In an email to PR Daily, he explains: