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Social networking for the gay male community

By Hornet Networks

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Project Twitter: @hornetapp

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Organisation Twitter: @HornetApp

  • Community Engagement
  • Health
  • Social Exclusion
  • Mobile
  • Social Software

Hornet is a social network for the gay male community. Created as a response to "sleazy" gay community apps (according to its co-founder) it connects gay men for friendship and dating. The site actively promotes HIV awareness and health checks.

Hornet now has more than 1 million users, and apps for both iPhone and Android. 

The app allows users to save conversations so they can continue to chat later on, rather than having one-off connections. Yet its real selling point is security, claiming that users will never have to worry about a hack or security breach. 

Last updated: 23rd of May, 2014

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