Like so many others, I keep getting depressed by the state of social media. I keep hoping that there’s gonna be a good platform with:
- A non-trivial number of people I’m interested in following;
- With a non-sucky UI; and
- A reasonable stance on Nazis (for me, “reasonable” = “we don’t allow them here”).
Facebook blows, but it has all the people.
Tumblr was my second-favourite platform, but it clearly isn’t surviving the Verizoning.
Google+ is dead. Not many people, but good communities.
MeWe is all Freezed Peach!
I tried Minds the other day and it immediately recommended that I follow Jordan Peterson.
Twitter doesn’t lend itself to the kinds of conversations I want to have. I think it’d need some privacy controls and much better search.
Dreamwidth is great. Except that:
- It has a really clunky UI; and
- It’s a bit of a ghost town.
So, I’ve resuscitated my interest in building an iOS app so that I can access my reading list more easily. Dreamwidth is making it hard, ’cause their APIs are pretty-much non-existent. I’ve finally solved all of the hardest of problems. Maybe I’ll be able to love it more if I have better access.
Are you an iOS person? Would you be interested in giving an iOS app a whirl as a beta tester?