Democratizing The Social Media:
Befilo Removes All The Harsh Barriers Between Users

Befilo is a new social network where everybody is automatically friend with everybody. All that hassle about friendship requests and follower hunting is history now!

The number of social media and/or social networking websites is on a rapid increase, though only a few of them are famous globally. Almost everyone on the planet knows about giants like facebook or twitter, but few people know about the fact that there are a few hundred social networks currently operating with a membership ranging from a few hundred millions to a few thousands.

One of the newly added to list is Befilo, a new social network allowing its users to interact with each other by creating and sharing content in multiple forms. Beside the classical social network features, Befilo has a unique feature, in fact a democratizing feature, which doesn’t exist in any other social network; this revolutionary feature is the Automatic Friending feature…

What is Befilo

The idea to create a social network such as Befilo, emerged when we discovered the meaninglessness of the harsh barriers put between the users by the conventional social networks. While those networks would certainly have their own reasons in doing so, we thought it could well be possible to approach social networking from a totally different perspective. And so we dared to ask that hard question: What would happen when all the barriers between the users are removed? The answer to that question turned out to be Befilo! A social network where everybody is automatically friend with everybody...

The idea, or rather the intention, here is very simple and perhaps somewhat naive. We all come to this life with huge possibilities of being friends. Even if in time, and with the direction of our life, we usually narrow down our perspectives, that huge ocean of possibilities is always there, waiting to be discovered. And here at Befilo, we turned this understanding to a sort of start-up credit. The motto is: Let everybody be friend with everybody! And again, let them decide whether to remain as friends.

How Befilo Works

To put it in technical words, Befilo automatically makes all its existing network members to be friends. This means that as soon as new users register, they automatically become friend with all existing network members. Now, social network users don't have to spend huge amounts of time (and sometimes money) to build friends and followers anymore. They will be readily waiting for a new friend as soon as the registration is completed. In time, as Befilo grows, every user will have millions of friends and followers. One doesn't, anymore, have to be a celebrity, or a globally known figure, or a giant multinational company to be followed by millions. Being an ordinary Befilo Social Network member will be enough to reach a huge audience, similar to that of the celebrities. This is a revolution, a democratic revolution, in social media history so far.

How this social media revolution will affect the current global social networking culture remains to be seen. But as Befilo evolves in time, perhaps we shall altogether witness some significant shifts in the global social media habitat. But one thing is very clear: As Befilo grows, it will put an unbelievable power into the hands of its users. How they will use this power is yet to be seen.

Expectations, Fears, Precautions

We can not be only optimist about our social media revolution, as, like all the revolutions in the history, it may have its dark sides. Considering that all the members are automatically friends and the volume of network activities is high, it is almost certain that there will be some exploiting, manipulation and disturbing cases. It is an established fact that even the biggest social networks of the world have not been able to reduce such misuse down to zero. This being said, we have put together some measures and limitations for immediate reaction against the misconduct.

Blocking: If a user finds any of their friends to be abusive in their network activity and decide to rather not have them as friends, the roadmap is very simple and fast; user will just click on the icon with red bit next to every username. By doing so, the disturbing friend will be blocked and removed from among the network friends in a very simple and fast way. But Befilo strongly advises its members to try to use this feature wisely and not turn to a killer that easily! It should be kept in mind that, instead of blocking a friend forever, the specific activity of that user can be reported, and thus still keeping them as friends. Meanwhile, the blocked users will also be closely monitored; if the blockage rate on a user increases fast, Befilo will intervene in its own way. And needless to say, all the members are also expected –and invited- to keep in mind that they also have their share of responsibility in keeping the place clean and tidy.

Dealing With Multi Cultures Under One Roof:
Using Befilo Modes to Be Both Local and Global

As the conventional barriers between the network members are totally removed, a few other critical issues do arise, considering the huge volume of network activity from around the world. How all those members from so many different countries and languages will interact with each other as friends? To address this question, we have mastered two unique modes to allow the users to be both local and global.

Global Mode

This is the default Befilo mode when posting an update or checking friend's updates on the home page. In simple words, if you have something to tell or show to all the world, meaning to all network members, you post it to Global mode. This mode should be considered as some sort of downtown in a city where everybody meets. The critical issue here is that, if you are posting text content to Global mode, you should always try to post it in English so that it would be understandable by the users who will probably not know your local language. But the content like pictures and videos can of course be fine to be sent to Global mode.

Local Mode

There will definitely be cases when you would want to tell or show something specific, not to all the world, but to a specific country or countries. For such cases, you have the Local mode. To send any content that you deem specific to a country or countries, you should use the Local mode. For example, let's say you are from France you may want to post something about the election results in France; you should post such content to Local mode. On the other hand, you may want to see what is going on in France; in that case, you select Local mode in the homepage to see the posted content there. Keep in mind that, the Local mode for you is based on the country you selected during the registration. Also, all your posts can still be seen by all network members, even if you post to Local mode.

And lastly, about the modes, you can switch between the modes very easily and quickly with just one click. Needless to say, to secure the best experience for all network members, these two modes should be used wisely. Any irrelevant content in the modes will almost surely be dismissed by network members.

All in all, we strongly believe that with its automatic friending feature and its two unique modes, Befilo will open a new horizon in front of our current global social networking culture in the years to come.

Enjoy your time on Befilo and contact us if you need to.