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Offline MTMaenpaa

New Social Media Platform
« on: August 25, 2016, 05:46:39 AM »
Hey Fantasy Faction!

I'm not usually a proponent of social media, despite it's necessity in the modern world.  Facebook, Twitter, with their ads, their trolls and their horrible feed squishing filters and algorithms.

There have been new platforms cropping up constantly, all claiming to be better.

Izmy is still in beta, invite only for now.  It's free of advertising, and so far intends to remain that way.  Moreover, it is community driven and encourages engagement and conversation over anything else.  Think a hybrid of Twitter, Tumblr, standard blogs and reddit all rolled into one.

So why would we SFF nerds care?  Because a whole bunch of authors have started migrating over there.  New fun ways to interact and engage with the likes of Kevin Hearne, Cherie Priest, KC Alexander and more.

I have some invites if anybody is interested.  They are to my community, but it should be a nice jumping off point from there.  If you're interested, reply or send me a message.

Matt
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Re: New Social Media Platform
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2016, 09:39:55 PM »
Hey Matt, I already tried Ello and Diaspora and didn't stick with them despite their awesome concepts. What has Izmy that could grab me more than those two did?
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Offline MTMaenpaa

Re: New Social Media Platform
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2016, 10:35:48 PM »
So far, I'm working on figuring that one out myself.  It has some elements of twitter, some of tumblr.  I followed some of the authors over there.

Part of it is that I spend a fair amount of time with social media as a marketing tool, so it intrigues me to just see it as a growing community.

Ello and Diaspora both had an ad-free set up.  Coincidentally, I forgot all about both of them even though I think I have accounts.

The big thing with Izmy seems like the anti-harassment capabilities.  There are a lot of ways to control who has access to what, including the ability to prevent anonymous responses, limit who posts in communities, etc.  Communities branch into neighborhoods, which means there is already substantial writer circles, reader circles, fanfic, etc.

If you want to check it out, send me a PM with your email.  If not <shrug>.  I'm not trying to advertise them, though it seems like we could get an FF community rolling over there easily to draw in new membership.
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