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Gaming Tribe to delete its Facebook page on the 4th of July

GTribe homepage details, GTribe to remove its Facebook page on July 4, 2018
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This seems serious, although there is a slim chance for it to be an April Fool's Day joke. However, the Facebook privacy-related scandal is not something to joke about, especially when an emerging targeted social network decides to delete its page which has an impressive number of 1.5 million fans.

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Earlier today, I received an interesting email from GTribe. Signed by the founder of this social network for gamers, Angel Munoz, this email simply reads the following: "In the face of Facebook's massive improprieties, we've decided to take a stand. On July 4, 2018 (USA Independence Day) we will delete our Facebook page that has about 1.5 million fans!"

To be honest, I don't think that this is a joke. Obviously, although one can joke about Facebook overall, and even about Facebook's personal data sharing policies that have been under a lot of fire lately, you never involve your own values in such a joke. GTribe upholds the following five principles: 

  • 1) You are not our product, you are our customer.
  • 2) You have the right to privacy. We do not, and will not, share, sell, lease or allow any third-party to view or use, your personal data, and we also expend resources to protect it from others.
  • 3) We care deeply about your user experience and work every day to improve it.
  • 4) We offer almost all of our services at no cost. Although some upgraded services are premium (via The following Power Mode options: Impulse, UX and LUX) and help support our network and ongoing development.
  • 5) Your right to self-expression is limited only by GTribe's policy of mutual respect.

For those who missed it so far, Gaming Tribe (shortly known as GTribe) is a global social network for gamers that currently reaches more than 2.7 million people across 196 countries and 7 continents. According to the official page, the platform is quite peaceful and relaxed, with only 19.1 million messages, less than 11 million likes, and around 2.84 million posts. This means less spam, more valuable content, less time spent browsing through the cat images or political rants of your buddies, not to mention the lack of promoted posts/advertising.

If this is an April Fool's Day joke, we'll get back to it next week. On the other hand, if it's not such a joke, we will surely have more to say about GTribe in the future as well. The website runs various giveaways from time to time, sometimes awarding top-of-the-line gaming PCs to randomly chosen users (see the movie below for an example). All in all, even if you are not into gaming, GTribe is worth (at least) checking out, although it is quite hard to find replacements for your (bad) Facebook habits here. In the last month, over 32,000 new users joined GTribe, so you won't be the only newcomer.

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Facebook (page to be deleted on July 4, 2018)

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-03-31 (Update: 2018-03-31)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.