La ruche

The local geolocalized social network that has nothing to sell


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About the project Edit

Launched in Rennes in 2008, La Ruche is a local social network that guarantees protecting personal data and was entirely developed by the Bug Association.
The concept of La Ruche is to be a local, non-commercial, non-institutional social network that is close to the people.

Leaving behind the ''global village'' concept and returning to the marketplace - the web as a third meeting venue in tune with the real city life.


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

La Ruche is one of the first local social networks in France, the first to guarantee keeping personal data secure.

Created, animated and ran by an association, the network is neither institutional nor commercial, which gives it a unique position in the landscape of local social networks.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The value of La Ruche is found in the communication and contact that it makes possible - it is an animation and linking tool in the local area. Anyone can use the network in any way they would like to experience their network and create new ones.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

Considered to be a local social network, La Ruche does not intend to become a global network, but different versions of it can be implemented in various cities, villages, communities of municipalities, etc.

Rather than a global Ruche, we can imagine a network of local Ruches.

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