FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LDS LinkUp™ Connects Mormons via Community Networking
Thousands of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) church members
already connected on LDS LinkUp
San Francisco, CA – March 29, 2004 – LDS LinkUp (www.ldslinkup.com), a subsidiary of
Who New™ LLC, today announced the beta release of a website designed to connect
the LDS community online. The site helps church members reconnect with old
friends and mission companions and to meet people from other wards around the
world through friends of friends. LDS LinkUp now counts thousands of people from
over thirty countries around the world as members.
“LDS LinkUp’s purpose is to enhance the power of each member’s personal LDS
network and to increase the connectivity of the whole LDS community,” says Jed
Dempsey, founder of Who New LLC.
LDS LinkUp helps church members expand their personal networks and use the
LDS network more easily and effectively for practical tasks. Amy McNeil, a San
Francisco Bay Area native who is hooked on LDS LinkUp, explains. “It's a fun and
convenient way to connect with long lost friends and make new contacts, both
personally and professionally.” Adds McNeil, “I've always wanted a way to play
matchmaker with friends from my ward and friends I meet through work. LDS LinkUp
makes introductions simple, and now they can do it themselves if they are
interested.” McNeil smiles. “It's amazingly compelling!”
In an increasingly crowded marketplace of general-purpose social networking
websites, Dempsey believes in the value that a special-purpose, “community
networking” site can bring to a cohesive community that is naturally connected
in the offline world. “Church members are very interested in meeting and helping
other church members,” states Dempsey. “We believe that LDS LinkUp will become
an invaluable resource to the whole LDS community, enabling members to use the
LDS network more effectively to locate old friends, make business contacts or
find romance.” Dempsey knows well the value of a community network. Jed met his wife Diana on a blind date, set up by one of her Harvard
roommates, who had married one of Jed's best friends from Stanford.
About LDS LinkUp
LDS LinkUp™, owned and operated by Who New LLC, offers the Latter-Day Saints
(LDS) community a large, dynamic online community network where members can
search for, meet, and communicate with other church members through their
friends and friends of friends. Currently in beta release, LDS LinkUp already
has thousands of members from over thirty countries around the world.
About Who New
Who New™ LLC is the leading operator of community networking websites that
serve specific cultural communities. Who New is headquartered in San Francisco,
For more information, visit www.ldslinkup.com, e-mail
or call Kaari Jacobs at (800) 431-0324.