Epistimo is a very new social network which came to life in the autumn of 2020. Besides offering full standard social networking features and functions, Epistimo also has some specific features, methods and policies which make it a unique social network. In the large habitat of social media where we have hundreds of social networks of any sort, yet another new social network may seem needless at first sight. But the reality tells us other things. Perhaps the biggest and most important change is that the social networking habitat is shifting and becoming fragmented rapidly. Almost everyone on the planet knows about giants like facebook, instagram or twitter, but few people know about the fact that there are hundreds of other social networks currently operating with a membership ranging from a few thousands to a few hundred millions. They all have a reason to exist. So does Epistimo. So what is new and different with Epistimo? Let's have a quick look.
Most of the current social network algorithms are based somewhat on the principle of power: the strongest gets the most! Meaning, whoever has most followers or friends, will be heard most. This is of course very unfair and it is the very reason why social media filled up with a few noisy influencers and hundreds of millions of voiceless users. So Epistimo's Democratic Algorithm will make sure that all network members will get their share of attention from the whole network. Our algorithm will display the member posts and actions in a democratic and equal rotation to make sure every network member is heard.
Interaction Bartering Approach
Another principle of our algorithm is the Interaction Bartering Approach. As a very common trait of existing social networks, we quite often see the fact that while some posts have a huge number of likes and shares, millions of other posts go completely unnoticed. This is where our Interaction Bartering Approach principle will come to save the unnoticed: It will work on a one-for-one principle to make sure that for any contribution you have made to the network, that is a post, a like, a share or any other interaction, you also get the same in return.
Transparent Function Use
Functions and algorithms of current social networks are the biggest secrets of our times! Nobody knows how they work, how they decide. In these days of ever-open societies, perhaps the members of any network have the right to know, and furthermore, to have a say on these functions and algorithms. Ins this context, our Transparent Function Use principle will make sure that all the members know about our basic algorithms and functions. In addition, we will consult the whole network members when we need to make changes on the algorithms so that the network community knows what is going on.
Mutual Growth Principle
In our view, a social network can only exist and grow thanks to its members. As a matter of fact, we also assume the responsibility to make sure that all our members also mutually grow. It is somewhat touching and heartbreaking to see some members have huge followers, while others, and that is generally the most majority, barely have tiny following. In this regards, our Mutual Growth Principle will work in a way to make sure that there is not a sharp disproportion among the members and that all network members grow mutually.
Founding Members Incentive
Right now, we are in those hardest times which mark any beginning! We have just started our new social network and there are not that many members yet. We could, of course, populate the network with a huge number of fake profiles so that the atmosphere seems a bit crowded. But we are determined to refrain from such unethical methods. Instead, we will wait for our destiny in patience! It is therefore, we have set some incentives and advantages for the first members of our social network. We will call them as the Founding Members and as longer as the network exists, they will always have some advantages over the regular members. By signing up at a new social network and thus investing trust with us, perhaps they deserve some privilege. The range and number of Founding Members will be the first 2000 members.
So this is all about Epistimo. Let the first Founding Member to sign up!