In Chicago, a new social network launches—and it’s not free

The Chicago Social Network is ad free and your information is safe on it. But it will cost you. Will people pay to be on a social network? We’re about to find out.

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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 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. 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:

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