UO students work on new niche social network


A University of Oregon senior and a recent graduate are working on a niche social network customized for different universities, called Hallspot.

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A University of Oregon senior and a recent graduate are working on a niche social network customized for different universities, called Hallspot.

To launch a new social media site in a world already thick with such sites might seem a tall order.

But Thorne and Tirella are giving it their best shot. They’ve raised $400,000 in cash from investors, hired eight full-time employees, rented an office in Eugene and have set a Sept. 27 launch date for Hallspot, looking to make a splash on the UO campus by fulfilling their company’s motto, “College life, connected.”

Read more at The Register-Guard.


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