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March 13, 2012

Actress Launches New 'Millenials-only' Social Network

By Shawn Hebert, TMCnet Contributing Writer

How many social networks does the world need? Twenty-three year old actress Britt Hysen is hoping that there is always room for at least one more. 

Hysen is launching her new network, Gen Y Hub, not with the intention of competing against social media giants Facebook (News - Alert) and Twitter, but rather to create a platform that smoothly integrates all of the social websites into a central location for Millenials, such as herself.

“I wanted to create a platform that could drive other social media sites like Facebook, Twitter (News - Alert) and Youtube. Individually, they offer great features, but it's such a pain to switch back and forth among them – especially as a blogger,” said Hysen.

Gen Y Hub aims to dispel the stigma associated with those men and women aged between 18 and 35 – laziness, indifference, entitlement and all that other good stuff. “Geny Y has been unfairly labeled, and Gen Y Hub will prove that,” noted Hysen. “We are a community of young, educated individuals with a firm grasp of technology. We love our planet, take pride in our minds and bodies and care about the injustices of the world.”

When visiting the website, the user is greeted with a welcome video from Hysen herself. From there, visitors can check out a series of “webisodes” in the TV section, search out causes and campaigns in which to participate, and create a personal profile page while becoming active in the online community.

When asked what her hopes are for the website, Hysen replied that she wants Gen Y to be proud of whom they are. “I want them to fully understand and defend their legal rights, and to have a place where their talents and opinions matter.”

As far as future plans for the social network are concerned, Hysen stated she is interested in partnering with brands that offer solutions to important issues that face Millenials today, not the least of which is job creation.

Edited by Jennifer Russell
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