New Social Meets Privacy

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Hibe becomes the first social network to bring real-life interactions online. Hibe Inc launched the new social site on March 1st, 2010.

“Allowing people to present themselves differently to their family, friends, and co-workers, gives them a greater control over their privacy, image and identity,” said founder Jean Dobey.

On Hibe, users organize what is important to them––people, places, products, projects, ideas, photos, videos, and beliefs––to create deep and meaningful interactions with various social groups. “We have created new technologies that make it easy and secure for users to organize, document and share any activity in their life. They track everything from personal socialization to professional activities.” continued Jean Dobey. “Their Hibe becomes a bio they share by topics.”

A quick review of Hibe features shows how privacy and social networks are no longer mutually exclusive. Users present themselves differently depending on who interacts with them; Users choose what to share and what to follow based on topics, not posts; User content is meaningful only in the context it was posted. Co-workers cannot access family information, unless they are also a family member; Hibe respects content ownership. Removed content can no longer be accessed, not even by the administrators. Policies can be found on Hibe for details; Hibe strict privacy policy do not allow the use of member data for commercial reasons leading to an ad-free environment.

Hibe Inc is a social media company starter in January 2009. The company’s mission is to enable both individuals and organizations to build a meaningful online presence by extending any facet of their off-line activities, relationships and interactions, while respecting their fundamental privacy rights.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Jean Dobey, please call us at 650.331.7274.


Luc St-Laurent
Hibe Inc.