Minds.com

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    I don't know that it's going to go anywhere, since similar Facebook alternatives have failed in the past, but I am giving Minds.com a chance. It has a domain name that suggests that they plan on doing something with it, as that couldn't have been a cheap domain to acquire.

    I am not overly familiar with it, but Minds.com appears to be a Facebook alternative in which you can earn points by posting, referring others, etc. and use the points to boost your own content. Given that Facebook is already manipulating what we can see in our News feed on Facebook, and is being pressured to do even more along those lines, I am not inclined to abandon Facebook, but I wouldn't mind seeing an alternative.

    Of course, unless it catches on with enough people, it's not really an alternative.
     
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    I'll take a look. Since I've reported so many posts on FB and have blocked or hid most posts by annoying people I only have my family's posts to look at and they don't post much.

    The most things I see are posts from a Doxie Page I like.
     
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    Is it also a page on facebook as my search suggests?

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    They probably have a page on Facebook, just as the Seniors Only Club does.
     
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    Oh...ok. I did join but have to study it more carefully. At first glance it's a little confusing. Last time I looked I had one person subscribe to me but I don't know who it is or why. :)

    I do know I get points for checking in every hour so I'll do that for awhile.

    Although I downloaded the app, I'm using the desktop version....I do the same for Facebook, just don't care for the app version.
     
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    Same here. I tried the Bing app on my phone but it took up far too much screen space, so I simply use the browser. Right now, I can't answer any questions about Minds.com because I haven't done anything there yet, or spent much time looking around, but I plan to.
     
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    Ok, I've just been clicking (touching) everything.
     
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    After thinking that I had discovered it for the first time, I noticed that I had already created an account with Minds under "kfander," although that account has no content. The one that I have been actively using on Minds is under kenanderson, and can be found here.
     
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    I have totally forgotten about joining. I joined and then I got my new iPad and didn't bother saving it to my home screen.

    Oh well, I was getting bored with it anyway...
     
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    I must have joined the first time when it was new and there was nothing there because I didn't even remember having seen it before.
     
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