MADRID, November 21 (Portaltic/EP) –
The acquisition of Twitter by the magnate Elon Musk has encouraged the flight of some users to other platforms that could offer something similar, being post the latest to join the list, the work of former Waze CEO Noam Bardin.
Mastodon has been pitching itself for years as an alternative to Twitter, albeit with a decentralized, open source, and server-based approach. Post, however, offers the return of civilized conversation for “real people, real news.”
The social network in which Bardin works, still under development, allows access to it through a waiting list. It’s not yet fully functional and buggy, but the teams behind Post are relying on user input to “build a more friendly and interesting place that represents the best of ourselves”, as collected on the main Post website.
To do this, it offers the possibility of write unlimited length texts and react to them with actions typical of social networks: commentgive ‘Like’ and share, in a “clean” interface, in vertical format, headed by the profile, where you can add a background image, another profile image, a description and links to accounts from other platforms.
Post encourages purchasing “individual articles from different premium news providers”, read content from “multiple sources” in one placehelp creators by micropayments and debate “with friends, strangers, experts, and leaders.”
The new social network defends freedom of expression and debate of ideas, and rejects government censorship and extremism. Therefore, it will have content moderation rules. The aim is to create a social network that has the best of what these types of platforms have offered before: fun and great ideas, instead of wasted time, threats and insults.
Along these lines, Bardin assures that he will not admit “Nazis, anti-Semites, fanatics, racists, homophobes, misogynists.” for whom he assures that “there are enough platforms”, as he has shared in his Twitter profile.
And he has pointed out, regarding the waiting list, that it is he who is in charge of deciding who can be part of the social network. “My logic is to balance the date people signed up, what they shared about themselves, content creators and content consumers, diversity of age, politics, profession, gender, race, sexual orientation, sense of humor , etc.”.
Quick update – we are closing in on 100K people in our waitlist. late last night we rolled out the first version of Search (🎉) and are fixing bugs as fast as we can. The Post Team has been working around the clock and weekend (thank you!!!) and we hope to be able
— Noam Bardin (@noam) November 20, 2022