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Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Perhaps a silver lining to one of the worst recessions in years is the national return to family values and hope above material consumerism.

Recently, the world's largest faith- and family based social network, announced the launch of its new name and website which hosts more than 550,000 registered members. It's designed to appeal to one of the single largest audiences in America, those seeking family-friendly and safe content. is a global technology company that creates social networking tools for the faith-based and family-friendly market, and allows members to connect and share their faith and lives through videos, photos, blogs, music and more.

Originally launched as, a video sharing site, it set the record as the fastest growing website in the U.S. during its first month of operation. The site grew rapidly and attracted up to 2.7 million users a month. has expanded to become the go-to website for the family-friendly community to safely interact online through a full social network.

Features of include:

• Multimedia sharing capabilities, including audio and video

• Individual, channel partner, and band profile pages

• Premium advertising opportunities

• New applications and widgets

• Contests and events

• Cross-platform content sharing tools, including sharing with Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, etc.

• Faith-based and family-friendly tools

With access to the latest videos and content from more than 2,200 bands, members can upload and share a wide variety of family-friendly music videos and music clips for free, including rock, rap/hip-hop and numerous emerging bands. Featured videos include artists such as the Jonas Brothers, Switchfoot, Jeremy Camp, Jennifer Hudson, Toby Mac and many more chart-topping musicians.

Comedy videos and comedy skits also are available, including those from family-friendly comedians such as Tim Hawkins, Michael Jr, and The Skit Guys. Emerging artists such as Travis Ryan ( are working to build a following and have tracked more hits on than on MySpace since they are connecting directly with a target audience eager for their material. also features ministry pages to facilitate relationships between ministry partners and churches worldwide. offers a protected, family-friendly social network with material suitable for all ages. All submitted content is monitored and approved by a Community Care Agent prior to content being posted live on the website.