Disney acquires kids social online community site Togetherville

TechCrunch is reporting that Disney has acquired Togetherville, a social online community for families where parents create safe online neighborhoods for their kids (under 10) to play and connect with the real-life friends and family they already know and trust.

Togetherville mimics adult social networks in a kid-appropriate way. Each neighborhood is built around each specific child and remains closed to outsiders. Kids have their own profile pages, complete with their photos.

TechCrunch were were tipped off on the acquisition by one of their readers. Togetherville’s terms of service states: “Welcome to the Internet sites of the Walt Disney Internet Group (“WDIG”). “WDIG Sites” include Disney.com, ABCNEWS.com, ABC.com, ESPN.com, DisneyShopping.com, Go.com, Movies.com, FamilyFun.com, and other Internet sites on which these terms of use are posted.” TechCrunch also report another clue, CEO and founder Mandeep Dhillon’s LinkedIn profile,  states he is “Vice President, Togetherville at The Walt Disney Company.”

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