I know what your thinking not another Myspace. Well UTClique.com isn’t like Myspace of course there are some similarities but there always are. UTClique.com is a website that is being used by urban teens for networking. Urban Teen Clique is just one of three websites published by PLGK Media. The information featured on the site will be 75% created for the teens by the teens.
The site is used to help Urban Teens connect with each other and share there talents, chat and discuss topics important to them. Most parents would probably prefer UTClique.com much better because it is a site that is geared towards teens unlike Myspace that can be used by the whole family, from grandma to the family dog. The site offers the latest in entertainment news as well as information on new videos music and fashion.
“Our youth are extremely creative and opinionated. They also have so many doors open to them and we wanted to create an exciting and fun forum that allows their creativity and outspokenness to flourish while providing pertinent information to smooth the path to their eventual success,” said Quentin Plair, President of PLGK Media in a recent press release.
The site offers two different memberships. The first membership is a Gold membership, the second is the Premium membership.
With the Gold membership teens are able to create weblogs and journals and can even start their own column if they wanted. Teens can only upload three pictures with the Gold membership. The Gold membership allows teens to receive messages and comments from their friends on UTClique.com. They can also get notification when their favorites update their page. With the Gold level membership the teens can take place in forums to discuss issues important to them such as: Katrina, school, dating, etc.
Premium membership to UTClique.com offers some more perks for teens. Premium members have access to URB-T the E-zine which is published six times a year. Free downloads are included of e-books, fiction and music in the Premium Downloads section of the site. Member are given a special heads up on upcoming giveaways and contests.
Unlike the Gold membership which allows members to upload only three pictures, Premium membership allows members to upload fifteen photos, which is five times more the amount of photos allowed for Gold membership. Discounted prices for events hosted by Urb-T are included in the package for Premium membership. As noted before to become a premium member you have to dish out a couple of dollars. Don’t be alarmed the prices aren’t that bad really. Premium membership is $8 for six months and $12 for a year of service.
Plair said “we want to encourage creativity, thinking, and awareness of current events.” “The goal is to help our teens have a positive vision of their future and to reach their goals while entertaining them in the process.” Plair added.
PLGK Media published three publications for teens. They are UTClique.com, TRANCENDMAG.com for African American teens by African American teens and TeensForJC.com which is a place for teens to discuss Jesus Christ. During the time of publication UTClique.com over a thousand members since the sites launch this week.