Electroneum Social Network Like Facebook


#1

Hello everyone first off this topic was indeed mentioned recently but I wanted to do a stand alone post about my concept for the social network idea I’ve had a long time since FB has been violating a plethora of privacy laws and not allowing nearly enough user control. The market is poised for a new competitor to come out who does it RIGHT. ETN I think due to being a currency and aiming for mass adoption could really take advantage of this opportunity.

First I’ll start with the features I think should be implemented which FB has not added that should have been. These are things I kept hoping FB would add but they never do, they are over not concerned with users safety and or well being in my opinion.

Social Network Features:

  • Grid Search Control - I’m sure you’ll all love this one, anytime you look someone up or have visited a profile it’ll be on grid search literally forever. The only way to stop that far as I know would be to block said individual. There should be a method to delete all visited pages from popping up on the grid search and search suggestions. There should at least be a toggle switch to enable and disable this feature depending on the users preference. We all know soon as you type a single letter names galore pops up you could careless to see and there is no way to really remove them indefinitely same as with visited pages.

I see it like this, perhaps you keep having an ex pop up and you have to block them however seeing their name for many can trigger negative feelings so you literally don’t want to see that name on the grid or blocked list. I’ve seen complaints on this ever since it came out and people have been hounding FB to change it.

  • Profile Reboot - This is another idea I’ve had for quite some time where instead of needing to create a new profile for a fresh start as many of us have done I’m sure there should be a feature in profile settings to click a button that restarts your profile from scratch giving you a new beginning without the need to create a new account on a new email.

When you click the Profile Reboot button you could have tick boxes of what data you’d like removed such as, visited pages, friends, previous searches, photos, videos and more. Then you can begin anew and not have to create a totally new profile.

  • Optional Real Name Policy - For this one I’ll elaborate as to why it should be optional and not mandatory. Here’s an example of why one shouldn’t HAVE to use their real name. Imagine a woman being abused by an ex for example and he has tendencies towards stalking. Using a real name policy would make the said victim MUCH easier to find when they should in such a case be free to use any screen name their choosing for safety/anonymity purposes. FB has not taken such things into consideration which I find ridiculous. However anyone should have this right simply as a freedom of choice. If they abuse the platform a good abuse/report system and be put into place.

  • User Name Changes - I personally think we should have the option to change a user name anytime we please, again the freedom of choice. Sometimes we say hmm well I used to like that username but I’d like a different one I like more. Not like the ONE username change FB allows, that’s just silly.

  • Optional Profile Verification With A Badge - With this feature the user could choose to do a KYC type of verification to prove their the person they claim to be in order to help prevent people hijacking their identity with a fake profile. I’ve been thinking this is also an option that should have been done long ago if people choose to do so. Like twitter or an official fan page on FB this could be accompanied with a badge on the profile showing you’ve gone through the process.

  • Comprehensive Abuse Reporting - This is another issue with FB I see where they have an absolutely horrible reporting system that lacks many categories to report whatever situation you may be in. You want to report say an individual for abusing people or inappropriate behavior but low and behold you can’t since they have one of the worst reporting systems in website history!

There should be a reporting button on all profiles/fan pages which tick box options to report a plethora of different violations whatever they may be and a description box with a section to upload screen shots or videos of the said violations that will be seen by a REAL human being. Yes it’d eventually as it grew take a good sized department to handle such things, but I find it very necessary. Also with the proper reporting system in place as I stated, it’d streamline the process. This could be under continual development and advancement.

  • Advertisement Controls - A user should be able to manually turn off advertisements in my opinion, many people I feel would still leave them on of course so the company can make money. Also, we should be able to use tick boxes again to select what types of ads we’ll be shown. So many companies may not like this BUT they may infact actually learn to appreciate it because users have more control which means, happy users = more responsive to ads they DO like to see.

Also I had the thought to ban some types of ads entirely for safety and or highly problematic concerns. I think political ads, pharmaceutical, porn, anything hacking related, scam type ads etc should all be prohibited. Of course one only needs to see the debacle FB went through with the political ads scandal.

  • Site Suggestion Feedback - This is important to have so users can mention features they think would improve the platform, again the users matter and their feedback should be taken into consideration if the idea is genuinely good. You could take time to accumulate many ideas and do a site wide poll of which to implement. I think it’d be highly appreciated.

  • REAL support - Another thing FB lacks is some form of genuine support, there is literally no way to contact them at all. Now, I do think as the size of said social network gets too large you’d need to choose how to do this as phone calls would likely end up being quite challenging it’d require large team. However email support/live chat I do think could work really well here. Again yes an extra expense but there are times people REALLY do need to communicate a serious issue that othewise is overlooked.

  • Disable Friend Suggestions - Another feature I know many people have wanted a long time on FB is the ability to disable friend suggestions so it’s not constantly popping up to annoy you. Of course, it would be one you can turn on or off.

  • Block Options - This would be an enhanced version of blocking someone that isn’t currently available in FB. My idea here would be adding some blocking options for people based on how strong of a block you want. First option could be a default block, you block said person and they do go on a block list IF you want to unblock them possibly later. The second option would be to do a permanent block where when you select this option they don’t even show up on your block list or on search, they’re completely blocked and removed as if they never existed at all and populate no list. I think this is good because as I stated in my graph search feature, sometimes for people just seeing someone who did them wrong’s name is just a nasty reminder, or perhaps you just want to have that option for whoever for whatever reason.

  • Crypto Friendly - On this network, you could make it crypto friendly so people could promote fan pages, buy ads, add various cryptos first to their store fronts to accept purchases, allow games who utilize the platform to do the same and add cryptos of their choice. Also, this could expose a massive amount of people to not only cryptos but get Electroneums instant payment system tremendous exposure.

You could also at Electroneums discretion allow crypto advertisements of course vetting them first to make sure they’re legitimate and not a scam or pump and dump and have a real use case. Perhaps even institute a rule that if you’re going to allow one to advertise on the platform they have to be going the regulated route if you feel that’d be a necessary stipulation.

  • Sleeker UI ( User Interface ) - This one isn’t so much of a feature but a much sleeker more aesthetically pleasing user interface would sure be nice too as FB looks so dated. I just wanted to add this idea too, Facebooks UI looks like it was designed 15 years ago. Also one that’s super easy to navigate.

This could also have a permanent link to and help promote the use of the gig economy site. I think the combination would work very well together.

Of course keep all the other features like live video streaming, a gaming section, classifieds, groups and so on. I am sure I will think of more too but we can all add ideas to this thread to make it even better. I truly think this could lend to Electroneum and granted there is some competition NONE of them are adding the features I mentioned or very few anyway. Also it could allow Electroneum to be used on the platform for ads/store fronts which could also be added to the site people could start too as well as provide MASSIVE exposure to the Electroneum brand.

If you like this idea @ETNCEO please send a message, I got some things I’d like to run by you.

I know if I saw a network adding these things I’d leave FB in a heartbeat. Everyone feel free to chime in and give your thoughts, I’d love to see them and here’s some credit to the person who posted the other thread on this topic. I just wanted a stand alone post to delve deep into the idea. You got me off my butt to type this out @Cryptostore so thank you. I was going to post this later but you motivated me to do this and I hope you don’t mind my doing another post on it.

Here’s a link to his thread for reference all:


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#2

Good morning everyone, I am resurrecting this post I did a while back since I was new at the time and it didn’t get much traction. However, I still think it’s a great idea for ETN and I’d like to bring some attention to it.

Also if you all could, please comment and give some feed back about the concept I posted thank you.

Also, if you could take a look @chris.gorman I would much appreciate it.


#3

I see a lot of hardcore researching went on putting this together.
I see a lot of features here that are in place in this forum some not yet activated but have been outlined in their future addition.
Some good ideas on there @J5Alive I am excited to see how this whole show develops over the next few months .
Thankyou!!
:heart::heart:


#4

Thank you very much @Pahini I appreciate it. Actually it has, these were all based on the flaws I see with FB. I sat down and began to make a list of all it’s flaws of which there are many. They continually ignore users and have no idea what people want.

I could probably think of more, but it’s a pretty significant change from how FB is currently done. I know they’re also crazy busy, but long term it could be a great idea. Also I know I could bring A LOT of people if they did so as far as gathering enough users, that’d actually be easy so long as they implemented all those ideas.


#5

Theres many features in here that aren’t completely obvious until you go though the menus thoroughly.
Its worth having a good look around!!


#6

I’d like to hear from @xterest, @Jeff_Knight, @BegaMutex, @Mr.CryptoCZ, @KarEnTam, @B.F.A too and there’s more too but not all are coming to mind right off.


#7

Oh yeah for sure, buried in there deep and honestly most of them aren’t good either. I don’t trust FB at all even though I use it but I got some people I communicate with there I don’t elsewhere unless I had an alternative to give to them to join. I hope this get’s traction with @ETNCEO and @chris.gorman honestly as a future project.


#8

@Msystem @cuddlesquid and @ColinSTE are pretty knowledgeable!


#9

Oh yes, ty Pahini I had more in my head somewhere lol just couldn’t think of them right off. All great choices indeed! M makes some amazing videos, really really well done. I hope we can get them all here to give feedback and ideas of their own.

I also know a company ETN could use who has a robust platform that’s easily customizable too if they didn’t want to do all that in house too.


#10

Great idea, but I think that out there a quite a few projects that are aiming for that same thing. And this would probably be quite a big thing for ETN to make it happen. Their focus is clear right now - get that mobile operators and create ecosystem.

But if they decide to do this, it would be awesome :slight_smile:


#11

That’s true but I think ETN would have a far better chance due to their mission being mass adoption for the 99% as where the others aren’t seeking the same. Thus far I’ve seen no good competition for FB I’d actually switch to as of yet.

Indeed, they are I was thinking of it just as a potential future project once they’ve gotten their plate cleared a bit first. To add though something like this could add to their current eco system since it’d be aimed at people in general not just the crypto community.

I do very much appreciate the feedback, I’ve just had this concept in my head a long time and wanted to pass my ideas on to a company I felt would do it justice.


#12

Dont get me wrong, I fully support your idea, i think its briliant, but I dont belive ETN team is big enoug as of now to get all this things live…I belive they have so many projects in mind, that we would be blown away if we would of knew for all:D


#13

Oh I agree and one thing there too, I found a company who already has a platform ready to go and they do the work for you. Has all the same bells and whistles fb does and can be fully customized but the team wouldn’t need to do it. Just pay them and hand them a list of what’s needed.

That said I still agree though for sure, they got A LOT on their plate right now. This was just something I thought about since I think Richard would do amazing with an idea like this. I also think almost anyone would do better than Zuckerberg, whom I have another name for just replace the Z with your letter of choice Lol.


#14

I’ve been using Steemit for a while now and while its concept is interesting the whole platform seems to be stalling these days. Price is low and a lot of petty fights and scamming of the platform.

I don’t know if you were thinking of monetizing the platform like they are (a really really GREAT!! Idea IMO), but it looks like quite a challenge to pull off.

Even without monetization it sounds like a good idea tho


#15

Well the issue with Steemit, the way it’s setup I don’t think would appeal to the general public actually. I’d want to see it very crypto friendly of course but to use it to help people earn any type of income would be hard to do well. I know Steemit is all about incentivized clicks/views which won’t last as it isn’t a stable model how it’s been done.

I’d say aside from their method there could be a way for people to of course generate an income, could even integrate a youtube/blog type platform into it simple as another section. They could accept people buying advertisements like FB but done much smarter. They HAVE to still be user focused which FB isn’t by not selling data or exposing it to 3rd parties. In addition I’d recommend prohibiting political ads as we’ve seen how that goes.

If there was a youtube type section I thinking building donations right in in different tiers like Patreon could work pretty well too. If they were to also go the Youtube route with something similar to adsense they’d just need an area when advertisers sign up their ok with more types of content, I find Youtube demonetizes a lot of people for no reason at all. Another thing that could be added is store fronts people could start up and promote it right through the platform. So there’s lot’s of possibilities, but you need learn from the mistakes of the others.

All that aside even a general platform would be great, just something much better than FB currently is. Also it could start general and they could always add to it over time as they came up with new ideas.


#16

We can keep it going here too @Chris_T too, it’s easier to talk since we don’t the micro limit on characters Lol.


#17

As I’d share via Twitter another reason we need a new network. The plethora of fake accounts infiltrating FB causing soo many issues.


#18

are they the voting accounts :laughing:

re reading your post …


#19

Lol well those are a part of the mess too yes but most of it was just regular fake accounts too. It’s such a crazy number and FB was bragging about how many " Real " people use FB. That almost wiped 50% of the total number of users haha.


#20

i hate adverts they drive me nuts , this community is great it has none , we are the adverts we decide what comes in the the mods delete , flag as appropriate…

excellent idea

another great idea

this is a feature that would be fantastic . rather than trolling through all your posts then deleting one by one just a quick reset…

this needs addressing , thats why i left . animal abuse , people streaming horrible things that just pop up on my timeline that i have absolutely zero interest in…

great idea , they have implemented that very well in here . and they do respond which others fail to do so

yes yes and more yes

stops the stalkers , the creeps ect

i believe this will be the future , once the cash goes and all payments are digital this will be the way forward

i think this community forum is paving the way on how to do things the right way .

a most excellent post my friend , very well thought out .