LAGbook is has tighten up its user privacy as it approaches the one million user mark .
Programmers at the social network, one of Africa’s leading social networking site with over 800,000 registered members and 3,000-6,000 daily new sign ups began a one-month coding session last year December 20 with an aim to increasing the privacy of their registered members by over 80%.
Chidi added, “We took several steps to achieve this ideal state, which included narrowing down our chat system to friends only, adding a block above all profile pages on LAGbook that encourages our users to review their privacy setting, preventing non-friends to write on a user’s wall, and scaling down user’s contents on LAGbook in such a way that they cannot be accessed by non-friends.”
They were also concerned about spam.
This is not the first time the founders are improving the site’s user privacy.
The founders have added a padlock image at the header of LAGbook for users to simply click on it to check their privacy settings at anytime.
LAGbook is one of Africa’s fastest, largest, and leading growing social networking utility with over 800,000 registered members. LAGbook initially kicked-off as an exclusive social network for students of the University of Lagos on the 25th of April, 2010, and has since then expanded and continued to grow.
LAGbook is most popular in the United States, Nigeria, United Kingdom, India, Philippines, Ghana, and South Africa.