With a focus on incentivized content creation, its own digital economy, and safeguarded user privacy, UHive is set to change the social media landscape when it releases in October.
Yeah, we’ve all heard the reports that Facebook is losing favor, and like much in life, all good things must come to an end. Although Facebook is arguably one of the most influential companies of our generation, that’s not to say users aren’t getting bored with the lack of innovation, and outright angered by the lack of privacy and Facebook’s business model that literally funds itself off the back of its users.
This is the critical juncture where new, hungry startups are going to smell the blood in the water and come along with a solution that rights all the wrongs perpetuated by the likes of Facebook et al. Startups, like UHive, one of the UK’s freshest new social networks. In development for two years, and having already received £1.8 million initial investment, UHive is an innovative social network that is adding new features and experiences which existing social networks have lacked – think privacy, incentivized content creation, and a digital economy.
So what are social networks getting wrong, that UHive is promising to fix? For instance, traditional social media is dominated by a “click, click, click” mentality, and maneuvering these sites often feels clunky, tiresome, and messy. Twitter and Facebook have become a chore, scrolling for hours looking for engaging, relevant content, which really diminishes the fun that a social network should be providing.
Do you ever feel that “Facebook fatigue” after scrolling for more than a few minutes? We never got that while exploring UHive. This app’s navigation is organized spatially. Pages and profiles instead become “spaces” on a geographic plane,