Alternative to Facebook

Microsoft Vtdx32
Apr 1 29 Comments

Shouldn’t companies like Apple or Microsoft build an alternate to Facebook? With privacy as core USP

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TOP 29 Comments
  • eBay uUhGab1
    The world had its chance with Google+
    Apr 1 1
    • Microsoft Vtdx32
      OP
      Google is hardly a paragon for privacy
      Apr 1
  • Microsoft Omni
    No one using FB anymore, what’s up and Instagram is where the users are. FB was clever enough to buy them in time.
    Apr 1 6
    • Amgen yiXR75
      Don’t forget Oculus...that has the potential to turn into the Oasis once we get to Quest 3.0 and or we get to eyeglass size wireless form factor.

      #nerdcred I read the book Ready Player One and Armada before the disappointing movie ;)

      That or Sony nails PSVR2.
      Apr 1
    • eBay
      coyfeef

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      Whatsup?
      Apr 1
    • Amazon yWsJ24
      That was probably autocorrect
      Apr 1
    • Oscar 🐨koala
      I am disappointed facebook want to mess with WhatsApp.
      Apr 1
    • Apple toooooo
      Someone should make Whatsup app
      Apr 2
  • Microsoft femme
    Microsoft has Yammer!
    Apr 1 2
    • Kaspersky Lab / Other
      aye daisy

      Kaspersky Lab Other

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      aye daisymore
      You forgot Microsoft Teams!
      Apr 1
    • Microsoft Vtdx32
      OP
      Both yammer and teams are for enterprises. In what universe is teams a fb alternative
      Apr 1
  • Amazon t27xcy
    fingerd
    Apr 1 0
  • Sina.com / Eng
    WLB

    Sina.com Eng

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    Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google
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    WLBmore
    stop facebook just blind it.
    Apr 1 0
  • Microsoft KxOx70
    Privacy is a hyped concept. The only entity which should not get my data is government. Facebook only targets ads based on my data. I am okay with that. The only people who are not okay are the news media companies which keep losing ad revenue to Facebook and the liberal politicians who have lost control of the narrative that earlier could easily be pushed by MSM but not anymore.
    Apr 1 4
    • eBay / Eng meowwwoem
      I see a strong solider here. Keep up the good work. You’ve been trained well. Look at this use of vocabulary. It’s impressive.
      Apr 1
    • Amazon t27xcy
      I support your right to be tracked and probed of you want to be, but I should be able to opt out.
      Apr 1
    • Apple hakunanaMa
      Are you saying if you opt out you will either
      1. Lose your ability to use fb
      2. Pay to use it
      ?
      Apr 1
    • Amazon t27xcy
      I don't use it, and I don't want to be tracked by it.
      Apr 2
  • Kaspersky Lab / Other
    aye daisy

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    aye daisymore
    Oh yeah, Microsoft build something with better privacy! Damn, sister, you’re hilarious!
    Apr 1 4
    • Microsoft b6d
      Says Kaspersky :)))
      Apr 1
    • Kaspersky Lab / Other
      aye daisy

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      aye daisymore
      Yeah, we’re making 700 millions dollars a year on patching Microsoft exploits, so Kaspersky know what they are talking about.
      There were allegations about Kaspersky, and zero was proven.
      But you don’t even have to google to find Microsoft frivolous ideas of privacy on your computer if you have one.
      Apr 1
    • Microsoft b6d
      Бомбитъ?
      Apr 1
    • Kaspersky Lab / Other
      aye daisy

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      aye daisymore
      What?
      Apr 1
  • eBay / Eng meowwwoem
    Apple Ping for life
    Apr 1 0
  • Kaspersky Lab / Other
    aye daisy

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    aye daisymore
    You want private messenger - use Threema or Signal. Nobody is interested in building private social media because people will not pay to join, and targeted ads are much better business
    Apr 1 2
    • Microsoft Vtdx32
      OP
      It will be less profitable but will still make money (profits)
      Apr 1
    • Kaspersky Lab / Other
      aye daisy

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      aye daisymore
      The thing is to keep social media going you need a lot of new content all the time and new people coming on the platform. Otherwise the community is going to die slowly. And an audience of a paid social media platform is kinda limited.
      Apr 3
  • Apple toooooo
    I liked and hoped Path to be the alternative to Facebook. I liked how it was a SNS for your close friends.

    But it didn’t take off. Probably timing was off. If it launched now, I suspect it would’ve done much better.
    Apr 2 0