GoFISHn Registers 1000th Member Less Than One Month After Launch


New fishing social network hits major milestone within one month of its official launch

GoFISHn, a social network aimed at connecting anglers, announced today that member number 1,000 registered at the site on January 4, 2010, just a day short of the site’s first month in business.

“As everyone in the social media business knows, the early days are like trying to start a fire with damp matches,” says Ned Desmond, president and founder of Go Sportn Inc., the parent of GoFISHn. “To reach 1000 registered members in less than a month exceeds our expectations and confirms our belief that anglers and fishing businesses are eager to share their stories, images, videos, questions and reviews with fishermen and women on GoFISHn as well on their networks at Twitter and Facebook.”  (GoFISHn members can publish updates automatically from GoFISHn to those sites as well.)

GoFISHn also released related metrics for its rapidly growing audience. In its first month, the site had more than 11,000 unique visitors, and 4500 Facebook members had become fans of the GoFISHn Facebook page.

GoFISHn is committed to keeping up the momentum.

“We have several key features that are just days from release,” says Desmond, “including a remarkable map-based approach to finding information and a family of customizable feed widgets that will put feeds of our member information all over the Web. Stay tuned.”

GoSportn Inc. is a start-up social media and technology company. Its first launch, GoFISHn, is a social media and marketing platform that invites everyday angler and businesses, such as guides, charters, lodges and gear makers, to create powerful, Google, Facebook and Twitter-connected profiles that enable self-publishing of fishing reports, photo galleries, video posts, gear reviews, question and answers and more.

Prior to forming Go Sportn Inc., Desmond was the president of Time Inc. Interactive, the team that conceived many of that publisher’s biggest online successes. He has also held leadership roles at other divisions of Time Inc., Disney and Infoseek.

GoSportn Inc. is a start-up social media and technology company based in California and Maryland. For more information, visit blog.gosportn.com.