From The Lantern
When inappropriate pictures of a Friday night are posted on Facebook and seen by potential employers, it can become a problem. A couple Ohio State students decided to find a way to avoid this kind of situation.
Two OSU students created a new social media website, calledCapstory, which aims to create a safe place on the Internet where friends can share their pictures in complete privacy.
The site was created by Suprasanna Mishra, a third-year in neuroscience, and Dustin Studer, a third-year in biomedical engineering, who were roommates their freshmen year.
They came up with the idea for Capstory after encountering problems with other social media sites.
“We were looking for a place where groups of friends could privately share their content,” Studer said. “And we couldn’t find anything that worked that way. So we decided we would set out to build it.”
Capstory, which was launched to the public Oct. 1, works a little differently than most social media websites.
Users can sign up for a free account and from there create photo albums, called “capsules.” These capsules are private until a user personally invites friends to look at pictures.
Both Studer and Mishra wanted a place to share photos that would not be appropriate for public view and could be damaging to people’s professional image.
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