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Fabio7891
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An open source social network

Postby Fabio7891 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:53 am

Hello to everybody !

In this time I am experimenting a new "Facebook". It's called Minds and is open source: http://www.minds.com
Is someone already a Mind's subscriber ?
What do you think about it ?
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Re: An open source social network

Postby MintBean » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:02 am

Haven't really used it myself yet, but a lot of Youtubers are gradually migrating to it as Youtube has demonetised their videos for what appear to be political reasons.
Looks good.

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Re: An open source social network

Postby mwbworld » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:44 am

Interesting. I might have to check it out.

One of the things that drove me crazy with facebook/instagram/twitter etc. (beyond the ads, feeds distortions, etc.) is the number of folks who are just there to market themselves or something they sell rather than just be social and interact. I kind of wish there was a separate social media one for the the folks promoting things and one for just real interactions.

I remember when ello was hyped as the new facebook but it never really had enough folks and it seems to be overrun with spam accounts (admittedly there are a lot of those on FB as well.
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Re: An open source social network

Postby Fabio7891 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:07 pm

I have seen you can even help the project, translating it in your native language: https://www.minds.com/localization
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Re: An open source social network

Postby wizzybang » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:47 pm

Just joined and looks interesting but does seem a bit like a mass of self promotion. Lots of boosts and wiring things and dollar signs lol (which I don't really have an issue with, i signed up to monetise my channel straight away as it gave me the option to do so) , I'll give it a go and see whats its all about, a slight irony in it though is that you can sign up with Facebook!!
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Re: An open source social network

Postby Acid_1 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:13 pm

wizzybang wrote:Just joined and looks interesting but does seem a bit like a mass of self promotion. Lots of boosts and wiring things and dollar signs lol (which I don't really have an issue with, i signed up to monetise my channel straight away as it gave me the option to do so) , I'll give it a go and see whats its all about, a slight irony in it though is that you can sign up with Facebook!!


This was my first impression too. I quickly marked their emails as spam and will unlikely go back.


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