As if there weren’t enough social networks out there, here’s another new social network. But this one hopes to attract the likes of online freedom activists, and it even wrangled the attention of Anonymous.
Minds.com is a social network like most others: It lets users share links as well as their thoughts with their followers via the usual status updates.
But Minds, which officially launched both its desktop and mobile apps today, hopes to entice users given its promise of security. The program is completely open source and encrypts all private messages sent between users.
“Our stance is the users deserve the control of social media in every sense,” Minds’ founder Bill Ottman told Business Insider.
This distinguishes itself from Facebook, which has long had questionable privacy practices.
Minds also promises to use a de-mystified algorithm to boost content. [continue]