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Social networking sites have become dominant forces on the Internet, but the social networking giants have left the talent showcase niche relatively untapped. Today, with the launch of (, that's about to change.

Although is a true social networking entity, the site also serves as a free online destination where anyone can be discovered for his or her talents. Members can upload the content that best demonstrates their abilities, from video clips and audio files to creative writing and art.

"I believe was created at the perfect time," stated founder Kevin Dodd. "Everyone wants to be famous or to be known for something special. People also want to start making money off their contributions to the social networking giants, because - after all - without their content, there is nothing."

And that is another important distinction of Members can win monthly prize money and even sell their content through the site.

But members aren't the only ones who will benefit from For every 100 new members, the site will donate $2 to the Canadian Cancer Foundation. It's an offer that stands for the life of the site, no matter how many hundreds of members join.

Dodd came up with the idea behind a little over a year ago. Though he had wanted to own a record company for as long as he could remember, Dodd knew the industry was on a downhill slide, thanks in part to the proliferation of social networks and file sharing sites. He realized there was still room for a specialized site to make a big impact, however, and was born.

The site is currently in beta launch; Dodd is actively seeking feedback and suggestions from members. will officially launch in early fall 2008. In the meantime, anyone looking for a unique online community for networking, making friends, sharing and voting on content, and even competing for a monthly cash prize, is invited to become a member of To learn more about, or to upload photo, video, text or graphic files, visit the site at
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