Jermaine Dupri has just developed a social network entitled Global 14 (or “G14”), and he’s said to have designed the “coolest, hippest city” on the Internet. Dupri said during an interview, “Global 14 was created because of the increasing trend of ‘social notifying’ versus ‘social networking,’ says Dupri. “Social notifying is when people share information, such as in ‘Hey, check out this website.’ There’s no conversation or expectation of a response. There’s no real social networking anymore, people just post updates without replying or engaging their followers. At G14, if you hit me up with a question, nine times out of ten, I’ll respond. I’m talking with people all day on there. Unlike other sites, G14 is not about how many followers you can get, It’s about the relationships. ‘Friends’ should be your real friends.” Celebrities who are already members on to Global14 include Mariah Carey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Nelly, Kelly Rowland, Bow Wow, Monica, Anthony Hamilton, and Kevin Hart. Dupri goes on to say, “I’m trying to encourage young America to get more involved in what’s going on with social media and the tech world,” says Dupri. “I want to show them that we can use computers for more than just watching crazy videos, posting pictures and reading about celebrities.”

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