Things have gotten pretty wild in the world of social media in the aftermath of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition. Musk reinstated former President Donald Trump’s once-banned Twitter account after posting a poll (though he has yet to use it). Musk has also reinstated Kanye West, Jordan Peterson, and Andrew Tate to the service after they were all locked out or banned from Twitter at some point.
All of these factors have resulted in a large number of people joining Twitter alternatives.
What exactly is Hive Social?
Hive Social is a social media app that is only available on mobile devices. It has a very similar look and feel to Twitter.
People can follow you, and you can follow them back. You can “like” or “heart” other users’ posts and, for lack of a better term, “retweet” other people’s posts (although Hive calls it a “repost”).
What makes Hive unique?
Hive is simpler than many other Twitter alternatives, such as Mastodon, but there are some differences. The timeline is possibly the most important. Unlike Twitter, which has become increasingly complex and algorithm-driven, Hive has a simple chronological feed, which is fantastic. It also lacks features such as blue check marks for verified users and the ability to boost promoted posts.
Another distinction is the absence of a desktop client. For the time being, Hive is only available as a mobile app.
Users can also add their own personal touches. If you want, you can customize your pronouns and display your astrological sign. It’s not my thing, but I’m doing it to try to fit in. You can also connect your Spotify account and have it play a song whenever someone visits your profile.
Another significant distinction is that there is no character limit on posts. That’s a good thing. But it’s also not good.
How do you register on Hive Social App?
Make an account. Select a display and a username.
Users can also choose a group of topics that interest them, which helps populate the app’s “discover” section.
Currently, I’ve chosen sports, technology, video games, anime, and a variety of other topics.
That is what appears at the top of the discover area, but as I scroll down, additional content from other topics appears.
Hive reached 1 million users on Monday, indicating that it is still in its early stages.