Scott Campbell, a 13-year-old entrepreneur, has launched a new Scottish blog-centric social network called ScotBlog.net.
Aimed at anyone living in Scotland or with Scottish ancestry, it has many of the same features found in other social networking sites such as the ability to create profiles, add friends, join groups, send private messages, and maintain a blog.
The main aim of the website is to create a safe, fun community for anybody to use, from tech savvy users to silver surfers,” says Campbell.
Scott was a runner-up in the 2006 British Telecom Internet Rangers competition.
I’m a little perplexed by the statement in the press release claiming that “the site is one of the internet’s first socially focused blogging sites” as there are other online communities offering similar functions. However, I don’t want to take anything away from the site as, with some decent marketing and word-of-mouth, it could become a good landing place for proud Scots to hang out.
ScotBlog.net has been online for a couple of months, and while its current membership count won’t rival the number of Scottish Facebook users, it’s early days. If you qualify, geographically or ancestrally, you may want to check it out.