Other social networks are like attending a party that is a combination of:
All those context shifts are enough to fry your brain.
Conntects is different. Conntects allows you to "connect in context." That is, instead of shuffling together posts from your old friends, new friends, church members, fans, celebrities, etc. into a reversed time ordered feed, Conntects allows you to group your contacts in a logical fashion. You decide which group of contacts to read next.
Are you willing to pay a small price in order to connect with friends, family, and the country and still have brain power left over to have a life?
Or do you stick with the legacy "free" service?
The legacy social networking sites make money by serving you ads. The more time you waste on their sites, the more ads you see. They are paid to be addictive!
And lately, Facebook has gone all in with wasting its customers time. Posts from friends have been crowded out with clickbait "Suggested for You" posts and auto-play videos.
Is Facebook even a social network any more?
The Science isn't Settled.
Conntects is a pure social network. No ads. No clickbait. Just service — for YOU.
Conventional social networks encourage you to connect with too many people, and then they employ evil robots to determine which posts show up on your feed — and which of your posts show up on your friends' feeds.
The result can be broken connections, and loneliness!
And keeping up with what your friends are posting has become ever more difficult, between the evil robots and the inserted clickbait. Come back often or miss out.
Conntects maintains a cursor for each of your contacts. Only skip posts if you want to. No rush. No FOMO.
And Conntects won't fill your feed with anger-inducing "Suggested for You" junk. (To Facebook's evil robots, anger is just another form of Engagement.)
Targeted advertising is the most lucrative advertising, so it pays conventional social media sites to spy on you for marketing purposes.
(Maybe data gathering is the purpose of the "Suggested for You". Further study needed.)
Conntects doesn't sell ads, and it doesn't sell marketing data.
Moreover, Conntects gives you incredible control over who gets to see each of your posts.
Social media is supposed to bring us together. Instead, it is tearing our country apart!
Conntects is both a place to share cat photos and a place to share profound thoughts to the public. See the bonuses below for more details.
For now, Conntects is free. This is the alpha test platform. Early adopters get the service for free in return for providing feedback and helping us find bugs.
Once we are feature complete, conntects.net will be closed to new members and a paid service will be launched on conntects.com. The alpha test platform will remain free and running as a test platform for new features.
(Do note: while conntects.net is free, there is a play money payment system.)
If you just want to post quips, links, and pictures, we can do that. But we can also support long posts with fancy formatting when the inspiration hits:
Threaded commenting systems lead to indentations which run off the page. And keeping up with a conversation requires scanning comments you have already read, and going clickety clickety clickety until carpal tunnel syndrome kicks in.
Conntects features time ordered comments with hyperlinks and hover popups to show the replies.
And comments can have the same powerful formatting features as posts. You can have deep conversations on Conntects.
Remember the days of high trust blogging?
Conntects features blogs as well as personal feeds. The tag space is fresh and not polluted with spam. The commenters [will be] paying members and you will be able to ban those who are naughty.
Conntects blogs can be public, private, or even secret. And you don't need to deal with plugins and whatnot.
Conntects groups are powerful, thanks to our formatting and commenting features. Do you have a social club, church group, local political party, hobby network, alumni gathering, family reunion, or other social gathering you would like to host online? Conntects can help.
If you want yet more information, you can take the tour and learn about Conntects features in great detail.
If you want to know how Conntects supports inline pictures and all that fancy formatting take the interactive QTML tutorial. No signup is needed. (And you can see our picture editor in action while you are at it.)
If, in the end, you prefer your online social life to be curated by evil robots, have a nice day. Thank you for your consideration.
But if you like what you see here, have a better day and Join Now!
Be seeing you!