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Minds - new social network dedicated to free speech

The most popular social networks are not what they once were. It is not as easy anymore to get your post to become viral. On Facebook, for example, even if you write a high-quality post, there is a chance that it will be lost in hundreds other updates that your friends subscribe to or, worse yet, never show up on some of your friends' timelines at all. The only way to guarantee widespread exposure to your posts is to pay Facebook money to boost it.

However, there is another aspect of the mainstream social media that has grown in recent years: censorship. The examples include Facebook removing well-known historic war photos, Youtube demonetising videos that provide rational and polite criticism of Hillary Clinton and Twitter permanently banning people from its platform for posting comments that only a small subset of safe space-inhabiting narcissistic "social justice warriors" would find offensive.

Censorship on the major social media platforms is not something that is easy to bypass. All of the websites mentioned above have very vague terms of service and are capable of removing anything that happens to fall under undefined "inappropriate content" category. So, only if you post videos of funny cats, you are guaranteed to be safe.

However, there is a good news for content creators and their audience. Minds.com is a new social network that was purposely built for free speech and meritocratic content sharing. It is fully encrypted and you can be as anonymous as you want to be.

On minds.com, you are rewarded points for being a contributing participants. The points are earned by actions like visiting your newsfeed regularly, posting unique articles, voting and commenting on other people's posts and receiving up-votes and shares from other people. One point can buy you 1 public view of your post. For those who don't mind shortcuts, you can also buy 1000 points for 10 US dollars and this transaction becomes cheaper if you do it on regular basis.

Since registering on minds.com, we were able to significantly increase the number of visitors to our website. Also, our posts that hardly anyone paid any attention to on the mainstream social media have been going semi-viral on minds.com.

One downside of minds.com is that it is still in beta at the moment, so there are a few glitches here and there. However, all of these glitches that we have seen so far are fairly minor. For example, when you receive new points, the points counter may not update automatically until you click on it. Apart from that, we had no problems whatsoever posting the content.

Another downside of minds.com is that, as an anonymous free speech social network, it does sometimes attract people who would be certainly banned from the mainstream social media. They range from prostitutes posting their contact details along with fully nude profile picture and the wall full of porn to mentally unstable trolls posting borderline-illegal content that any reasonable person would be discussed by. Luckily, these people are currently in minority and there is still "block" button if you need it.

Therefore, if you value free speech or want to share your creative content with the world, minds.com is the place to go.



For more information, follow this link:

https://www.minds.com/


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Posted on 20 Oct 2016




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