Hornet Integrates Digital Magazine and Global Social Network Under Hornet.com

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New web portal to headquarter content from the growing LGBTQ media company and social network

February 27, 2018 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Today, Hornet, the world's premier gay social network and LGBTQ media company, announced the acquisition of the domain Hornet.com. The domain will allow users access to Hornet’s vast social network and original editorial content with a newly designed website — restyled for a seamless, user-friendly experience.

Hornet.com will replace the existing Hornetapp.com and provide a one-stop destination for users to both login to their accounts and stay up-to-date on the latest news and headlines that are important to the LGBTQ community.  

As both a worldwide social network that allows users to follow each other via profiles and social feeds and as a digital magazine featuring original content by award-winning LGBTQ journalists, Hornet is differentiating itself as a leader in the media landscape. Under the newly revamped Hornet.com, users will have quick and easy access to breaking news, pop culture headlines and a curated LGBTQ guide to cities around the world. These features will continue to be available in the Hornet app as well, where users can make meaningful connections with guys who have similar interests. Furthering what it means to be an international LGBTQ media company, Hornet’s global editorial team offers original content in several languages including English, French, Spanish, Russian, Thai, Portuguese, Chinese and others.

"Hornet has been listening and taking feedback from our online community. What we heard is that they want media companies that speak directly to them, while also giving them a platform to have their own voice to share opinions and interests," says Sean Howell, Hornet's president and co-founder. "Bringing editorial and a social network under one roof is a new direction for media, and we are excited to be at the forefront. We expect to see others continue to follow our direction.”

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With the newly acquired domain, Hornet is moving away from its older layout and continuing to position itself as a leader in LGBTQ media. Hornet now makes it easy to quickly gather news from around the world, while still maintaining the primary social media function that made it a global gay phenomenon. Guys can easily connect over commonly shared interests and stay in touch with their followers via comprehensive profiles.  

"With our new domain name, we are cementing ourselves as a leader in LGBTQ media and growing Hornet’s brand presence by increasing our accessibility and the new user-friendly features the LGBTQ community has been looking for," says Matthew Smith, Hornet's SVP of Global Sales. "This change will help us amplify our already brilliant platform and create improved targeted campaigns and partnerships.”

Hornet's free social network app is available on iOSAndroid and the web.


About Hornet Networks

Hornet is the world's premier gay social network. Founded in 2011 with the mission to build the digital home for the gay community, Hornet has grown to 25 million total users by utilizing cutting-edge technology for its dating platform and producing original editorial content to connect a community around common interests. Hornet provides a superior user experience and is number one in the key markets of France, Russia, Brazil, Turkey and Taiwan, and is consistently expanding its sizable user base in the United States. For more information, please visit: https://hornet.com