Flirting Network Gains Viral Momentum Thanks To Bored College Kids

LikeLittle.com has been turning heads recently as students have turned to this social network for flirts to help stimy exam prep boredom. The website spread quickly throughout college campuses thanks to the same strategy that helped Facebook explode on the scene some four years ago.

The last thing most people probably want to hear about is another social network. And yet this three person, six-week old startup known as LikeaLittle.com has spread virally with the social media savvy college crowd and has tech startup watchers taking notice. The social network is a so called “flirting-facilitator platform” that gives users the ability compliment and chat about one another, essentially adopting the idea Craigslist missed connections but giving it social media twist. Flirters can follow specific locations like dorms and libraries and the company encourages users to self-monitor the site for anything abusive to maintain a positive environment.

Launched in late October of this year, the site has garnered upwards of a million of pageviews per day and the company claims the website has a “virality index” higher than that of Facebook as it’s fastest growth stage. Bold declarations no doubt, but the numbers speak for themselves – an estimated one million unique visitors per month according to Techcrunch. And while the social network has been mostly the domain of procrastinating college and university students during recent exam periods, the company’s focus on college campuses has paid off. Facebook took a very similar approach, focusing exclusively on North American college students four years ago before expanding the network beyond the confines of academia.

Riding the recent wave of popularity, LikeaLittle.com clearly has set its eyes on world domination too. Recent postings on its website indicate plans to create a mobile platform, indicating the concept could soon begin appearing on mobile devices everywhere.

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