Couldn't be happier here... I finally broke away from another big social network due to regular suspicious spam messages via PM and chat. Couple that with frequent security breaches and third-parties getting involved and that was that! I've been on folkdirect.com for around six months and have seen it grow. I have my entire friend group on there now and if we do get a random message from someone we don't know we report it using the spam function. Everything seems to be run in-house and the system is sound. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a good online social alternative which is safe too!!