Fri. Sep 18th, 2020

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Jonathan Viverette creates new app to prevent cyber bullying, iFollow

To start off National Black Business month, we want to high long a new business that wants to prevent cyber bullying.

CEO and President, Jonathan Viverette, created black-owned social media app, iFollow. His vision for the app is to promote positivity, prevent cyber bullying and create a space that is safe, fun and inclusive, in the world of social media.

Growing up in a small town in Illinois, he witnessed cyberbullying and the ruthlessness of young adults and wanted to create a way to minimize the negativity and give users on social media more control over their own privacy.  Specifically, bullying appears to have a relatively high presence among the African American community. Jonathan’s goal and purpose for the app is to create a buffer that minimize negative emotional states and exposure to adverse encounters.

 

Unlike traditional social media and messaging platforms, iFollow has a stricter and safer privacy policy, cultivating a space and culture that creates a positive user experience.  iFollow removes unhealthy social media practices by encouraging users to share positive “feedback” and allowing everyone to feel like a “trendsetter.” The app gives users the option to control what their followers can see, the length of their comments, and more resulting in a place where users can capture their memories and share with a positive community. 

 

“There is a consistent issue of bullying and negativity that comes from social media communities. iFollow provides a safe, trusted platform that will bridge that gap, while creating new opportunities for users and a more safe and comfortable way of sharing their unique memories with their family and friends,” says Viverette.

 

iFollow is available in the Apple App Store for free and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.