Groundbreaking Social Network Finds Its Champion in Richard Gorman

Groundbreaking Social Network Finds Its Champion in Richard Gorman 
Online Entrepreneur Richard Gorman Announces the Advent of the Next
Great Social Network, 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/18/13 --  Richard Gorman, of
Gorman Economics, LLC, has acquired ownership of a groundbreaking new
social platform called -- an online platform for
networking, career advancement, and online reputation enhancement
which Gorman says will render competing social platforms all but
obsolete. combines innovative components of LinkedIn,
GoodReads, and other social networks, but shifts the focus away from
social sharing and onto the monetization of personal and professional
achievements. The inventive site formally launches on March 1. 
"The premise of is that it has never been more
valuable, more imperative to showcase your achievements on the
Internet, where they can be seen by recruiters, potential employers,
potential business associates, and peers from within your
professional circles," says Gorman. " allows users to
highlight and celebrate their personal and professional landmarks in
ways that existing social networks do not. With Facebook and Twitter,
it is difficult to cut through all the buzz, all the frivolous and
meaningless content. That leaves LinkedIn as the foremost option for
career advancement over the Internet, but LinkedIn is narrow and
short-sighted in what it allows users to highlight about themselves.
Finally, with, there is a platform through which
individuals can put their achievements out there for all the world to
Gorman says that serves as a kind of online resume,
allowing users to record academic and professional conquests and to
effectively brand themselves to be noticed and valued by recruiters
and other professionals. The vision for goes well
beyond a basic virtual resume service, however; the site also allows
users to showcase what Gorman calls "talking points" about
One way in which users can highlight their achievements through is by logging books that they have read, using's online library system. "Finishing a book --
particularly an important business tome, or a volume on professional
development -- is really an achievement, and one that cultivates
insight, talent, and expertise," comments Gorman. "In other words, it
is something you can use to brand yourself, to sell yourself -- and allows users to do precisely that." users
can add completed books to their online library lists, offering book
ratings as well as reviews. 
Gorman's partner, Dave Polykoff, remarks that the site
is not just about professional or academic achievements. "The bottom
line is that people need a way to broadcast their accomplishments for
all the world to see -- and that goes even beyond career advancements
or books completed," he notes, before providing one example. "At, users can track their personal fitness progress -- so
if you are finding success in your weight loss efforts and you want
to share it with the world, lets you do it." also employs proprietary technology that makes it a
radically effective tool for online reputation management. "A lot of
our developers come from the world of white hat SEO, and as such they
have a refined sensibility about how to cooperate with the search
engine algorithms and ultimately rank well on Google," offers
Polykoff. "What that means is that, when someone searches for your
name online, the first listings he or she finds come from It provides individuals with a way of ensuring a
strong, positive first impression through their online search
Other technological features include cross-platform sharing options.
"If you want to share your achievements with users who have not yet
signed on with, you can do so, simply by initiating
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ sharing," affirms Polykoff. 
Still, for Gorman, the real breakthrough of is its
service in helping users monetize their professional and personal
values. "For anyone who is eager to showcase their career
achievements, personal and intellectual accomplishments, or even
fitness goals met, provides a method for doing so --
and so much more," he enthuses. " allows individuals to
put their best foot forward in a context that really matters -- one
in which recruiters and potential employers are watching. For career
advancement and professional networking, sets a new
standard in excellence." will officially debut on March 1, and will be
accessible at 
Richard Gorman is a serial entrepreneur who has played a pivotal role
in the development of several groundbreaking online ventures, the
most recent of which is the revolutionary social platform Gorman is also well-known for his pioneering work in
direct response marketing, and in particular for his seminal Direct
Response blog. A long-time marketing trailblazer and technology
enthusiast, Gorman is passionate about search engine technology,
social networking, e-commerce, app development, and online reputation
Sam Fulbright
PR Management, Inc.
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