I got the idea of Pagecoop more than one year ago while I was struggling to find a way to communicate with my different groups of friends and family in a private and independent media.
There were no online services that could fully respond to what I was looking for. The emails were not really social networking. My parents and some friends were not on Facebook and I found the Facebook Group feature was not so easy to control and use. I also wanted a place that I could customize (set up a background image, choose a different profile for each group...) and where I can express my different social identities without mixing them up online. I also wanted a service that will be very respectful of my privacy and will not sell my personal identified data.
So I decided to create a new website. Don't we say : "the biggest failure is to fail to try”? I had to find the name first. "Pagecoop" comes from "Page Co-operation" because Pagecoop is about creating group pages where the group members co-operate to create their own page together.
Sometimes a group expression reflects the worse side of the human behavior (look at hooligans or extremists who are more dangerous when they are together than alone) and sometimes to be in a group restrain your individual ability to think by yourself (like a flock of sheep).
But on the other side a group could also be a beautiful thing especially when formed with people you like, trust or have a common passion/interest with. And these groups bring a brighter side of humanity: friendship, love, attention, invention, intellectual stimulation, entertainment and so on. And Pagecoop wants to promote this bright side.
I hope you will enjoy the Pagecoop experience and will make the better of it.
Pagecoop is a young website and may have some features that are not quiet optimized yet. Do not hesitate to send your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org We are in the constant process to improve our services and imagine new features that will make the website better.
President of Pagecoop Corporation.