The Mighty Facebook Has A New Competitor Launched By Wikipedia Founder!

Must Read

Skeletons in the Closet? Google-Facebook Involved in Secret Online Advertising Deal

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. And when two titans happen to decide upon an alliance,...

A Majority of Web Professionals Prefer WordPress For Building Websites [STUDY]

The advancement in technology and network infrastructure has triggered an unprecedented competition among web professionals, who are willing to launch...

Smartphone Resale Value: Depreciation Is Surprising Enough [REPORT]

It's a tad cliché and true that smartphones have permeated every sphere of our life. The ceaseless...

We may finally have a worthy competitor to our very own social media behemoth Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Jimmy Wales, the Co-Founder of Wikipedia, has launched a new social media platform that promises to do away with everything wrong that platforms like Facebook and Twitter have failed to mitigate in spite of repeated incidents and reminders by authorities.

The new social media platform is named ‘WT:Social’ which is being considered as a reboot or rebranded version of ‘WikiTribue’ which was meant to be a news sharing platform and was launched via a crowdfunding campaign back in 2017, but failed to gain any momentum in terms of user growth. WT:Social is launched with the idea of combating click baits, false advertisements and junk content, something which Facebook users like you and me have grown pretty accustomed when it comes to navigating our feed to at this point.

While we are aware of Facebook’s predatory nature of acquiring and thwarting the efforts of its competitors to get any market share in their domain at all, it will really be interesting to see how Facebook responds to WT:Social. Although this new platform, still being in its absolute nascent stage, stands as no competition to the social media biggies such as Facebook and Twitter yet, only time will tell if this platform will be able to hold its ground in terms of scalability. As of right now, the biggest arsenal that WT:Social’s seems to possess is the assurance of providing a cleaner and more streamlined online social media experience, which, after all the ruckus that’s been raised by the data theft and data manipulation controversy, sounds like an olive branch that most of us definitely should think about grabbing onto.

Advertisements
Jimmy Wales announces latest user-count on WT:Social via Twitter

WT:Social besides planning to not implement advertisement also wants to battle the distribution of low-quality content that often misleads people.or redirects them to harmful sites which is a practice that currently thrives in most online social media communities unless it’s flagged by a majority of people.

Some users have already jumped ship and are getting aboard on WT:Social

Now you might be thinking if WT:Social isn’t going to allow advertisements on its platform then how would they make any money at all, right? Well, they have got that figured out as well. They are offering their services on a paid membership basis much like that of streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify and so on. The membership fee differs from one country to another wherein it’s $12.99 a month to a $100 a year in the US and $12 a month and $90 a year in Europe.

What will Facebook probably do about WT:Social? Here’s our take.

Well, we believe WT:Social is still too young to fall prey to facebook’s acquisition radar and therefore will get by, but if Facebook observes any major spike in their growth, rather than trying to acquire them, facebook may just come up with a freemium version of their platform wherein it will provide an ad-free platform experience for a monthly or yearly fee. However this plays out, we’d definitely be on top of this to keep giving you the latest updates on it.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
Advertisements

Latest News

How Mobile Is Becoming A Catalyst Of Online Gambling Market Growth

The global online gambling market is now one of the biggest and it is expected to grow...

“Open Up Cambridge Analytica, It’s CBI At the Door!”

Among all the establishments ensnared in deplorable acts, Cambridge Analytica has steadily climbed the ladder of infamy. The roots of its malice...

Smartphone Resale Value: Depreciation Is Surprising Enough [REPORT]

It's a tad cliché and true that smartphones have permeated every sphere of our life. The ceaseless tech breakthroughs have led to...

Reliance-Future Deal Is Approved By SEBI But Biyani May Not Be Happy With It!

Despite Amazon trying its best to stick a fork between the Reliance-Future deal, the Indian market regulator SEBI has finally given the...

Skeletons in the Closet? Google-Facebook Involved in Secret Online Advertising Deal

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. And when two titans happen to decide upon an alliance, there are bound to be...

The Sudden Reappearance of Missing Jack Ma Leaves People Guessing About Many Things!

Jack Ma was preparing to publicly float Ant Group - what was billed to be the largest IPO in the world in...

In-Depth: Dprime

Will ‘TikTok By Microsoft’ Be A Winner?

For the last two years, TikTok has been in the public eye for all sorts of reasons. First, it was the exploded...

Facebook Subscription Model: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars?

Seldom do job listings create a stir this gripping. However, when the job listing in question is a stealth post from Twitter,...

Will The Online Food Delivery Market in India End Up Becoming A Two-Horse Race?

It's pretty much evident that the food delivery space in India is all set to get riled up soon enough as one...

More Articles Like This