Why Flote Will Replace Your Social Networks

by | Aug 6, 2021 | Flote News, Press Release | 23 comments

Let’s talk about Flote — your new favorite social network (and why you won’t need any others…)

Are you a diehard social media devotee, or just a casual user? Either way, you’ve probably got one platform that you use more than any other. Maybe it’s Facebook, or Twitter? Telegram? Reddit? Could it be TikTok?

Have you ever thought about why you use that particular social network? Or why you’re still using it? Does Twitter make your heart sing? Is Facebook still connecting you with exciting new people all over the world? Are you still getting a perfectly-curated stream of relevant news and views from Reddit? Does TikTok make you feel free?

No? We didn’t think so…

Many people use those big platforms out of habit, or because they don’t think there’s any alternative. But an increasingly large proportion of users are becoming dissatisfied by the way these leading networks have changed over the years. Are you one of them? Do you talk about this with your friends?

It’s easy to feel jaded by the general mood, social interactions, and cultural attitudes that are currently found on social networking sites. We end up just tuning out more and more… even while those networks keep pushing their own ‘signals’ at us: more notifications, more in-your-face media, more distractions. And the things that we once valued seem to be slipping away — with less authenticity on these platforms, and an ever-dwindling supply of intelligence…

And the ‘purpose’ of social networks? Different strokes for different folks, of course, but we may generally agree on a few key reasons:

  • To help us discover and explore what’s important and interesting to us
  • To help us find new experiences, that might enrich our life in some way
  • To help us stay in touch with ‘our people’ — whether they’re close friends or complete strangers — and find out what they’re thinking and how they’re occupying their time.

As social media platforms have evolved, it seems they’re failing to meet these objectives. It feels like they’re just draining away our time — and they’ve started to mess with our minds.

Let’s face it — social networks have become dull. And, even worse than that, they’ve also become pretty sinister. Think about how they censor our ideas, suppress our communities, and manipulate our emotions. Is this the kind of virtual social space you imagined when you first created an account on Instagram, Facebook, or even MySpace, all those years ago?

Does any of this resonate with you? Do you want a more pure, positive, and productive use of social networking? Is free expression, exploring new ideas and experiences, and making like-minded connections important to you? If so, we want you to join us. And we think you might appreciate what we’re aiming to build… together as one big community focused on freedom of expression, free speech, and freely sharing our interests. “Whatever Flotes your boat”, ahem… or however you want to put it.

Flote v1.0 is just around the corner

Online, we all have a voice — or, at least, we should all have a voice. But BigTech and the BS (Big System) platforms they control are making us forget about this inalienable right. Whether it’s motivated by ideology or by profit, our collective diversity of beliefs, opinions, and values is being limited and restricted. It’s what they want.

Not ok with you? Nor us!

We saw the way things were going a long time ago, and decided to build something new.

So here at Team Flote, we all share a vision… It’s a quest that we’ve embarked on, and it has a singular focus that brings us together. We’ll keep debating over the finer details and making improvements for a long time to come, but we know we’re on the right track because of the DEMAND we see from many corners.

Flote is the only social network committed to maximum self-expression — for content creators, vendors, interest groups, and more.

Our highly caffeinated branding team sums it up as follows:

“People are jumping ship en masse from big tech and looking for kinder waters. Amidst the storm of censorship and suppression, Flote is a free port for unlimited self-expression — a social network where members earn crypto rewards while building meaningful connections. Connect with your crew today on Flote.app”. 

Did you catch the word ‘crypto’ in there?

Yes indeed, Flote combines the best elements of social media with another of the most exciting developments of the internet age — the blockchain. Flote’s driving force is decentralization, which is what these two crucial innovations have in common.

Flote is a censorship-resistant ecosystem for collaboration and communication, and it makes use of tokenization technology (e.g. Bitcoin, and soon Ethereum & Flote token) to take it to a level that early social platforms could only dream of. Not only are members free to share or to organise whatever and however they want, they can also earn cryptocurrency rewards for contributing to the best content experiences.

Flote enables members, creators and developers to contribute in multiple formats (digital content, physical goods, professional services, and more). They’re encouraged to find creative, innovative ways to solve challenges of self-expression and monetization, through an entirely new approach to filtering, matching and payments.

The Flote philosophy?

  1. no censorship
  2. connect to your crew
  3. monetize your creativity  

Big Tech is controlled by shareholders with a vested interest in preserving the status quo, and we’ve seen Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and the rest join forces in order to limit your freedoms. Flote is prying loose their stranglehold on social media. Our early investors are pro-freedom, and they’re big crypto enthusiasts.

Flote Features

With two years and hundreds of thousands of social posts behind us, we are finally ready to move on from ‘beta’ and launch our v1.0.

Flote features can be summed up with the following three pithy points:

Connect: Flote makes it easy to find like-minded people and worthwhile experiences.

Curate: Add text, images, audio, workshops and video — including fee-free livestreaming.

Collect: Engage in dozens of ways to monetize by sharing content, cryptocurrency-related features like minting or trading NFTs, or selling goods and services (on our roadmap for development.

The Flote platform is perfectly tailored to suit the specific interests of each broad audience type: users, creators, and developers.

  • User-centric: A user can curate their Flote experience, choosing exactly what to see and what to avoid, creating their own entirely unique network experiences, based on their own self-managed filtering — all while earning tokenized rewards (another big feature on our development roadmap)
  • Creator-centric: We provide more ways for serious content creators to earn income on Flote than on any other social platform
  • Developer-centric: We aim to enable access for developers (including established brands and fledgling startups) to launch unique user experiences, enabling massive network effects on top of the Flote social data platform. To remain competitive, we’ll see more and more brands bringing their entire user base to us.

We’ll leave the finer details on that for our private investors… 

Bottom line: Flote is building a free, open and user-friendly social network where members effortlessly interact with censorship-resistant tools like cryptocurrency and blockchain, connecting with both online and real-world applications.

Join Flote Beta version today, and get ready for Flote v1.0 coming soon.

In our next article we’ll deep dive into the Flote Features coming in v1.0. Stay tuned. Follow us on our social channels. And of course, follow us on Flote.

Our latest promo video:

Preview of some v1.0 features:

23 Comments

  1. James Ray

    What I want is simple, so I keep saying it. 1 button video.

    I don’t want to have to become Ed Snowden to post a video on your site, I want to click something & see the green camera light go on and do my thing. This does not seem to me like the programming equivalent of rocket science, and I would LOVE to help your staff achieve this for Flote users AT NO CHARGE OR OBLIGATION TO YOU!!!

    Reply
    • Mark Watson @markrwatson

      Some of us had a sneak-peak at #FloteFest of some of the features in development for the new release. It was very impressive.

      You will be able to start video recording within your post. That means- you will not need a dedicated app, it will be within Flote itself. That is a game changer. I look forward to the release of 1.0 and how the major change will lead to more structured development updates.

      The most important feature of ANY social media or internet resource is how it respects and protects your Freedom of Speech, which as we all know, puts everyone on the Front Lines of the war against Government regulations and Corporate controls to destroy it. Flote, is a business, but frankly, it is Kingsley, Erin, and the crew, and it is you and it is me. All of us strengthen the development of Flote to protect Free Speech.

      I am proud to be here on Flote and I know whatever happens, the people of Flote are the people I want to know, be friends, and work with to protect our liberty and freedom.

      Reply
  2. Leda Grace Rasmussen

    Hi please date your post, so we have a fighting chance of knowing if it really is News.

    The share option is hugely missing, since I would love to share your news on all kind of Social Media platforms. Please add to your posts.

    Thank you for all the improvements 🙂

    Reply
    • Erin Edwards

      Thank you for your feedback @Leda! I’ll bring this back to our team and see if we can’t get a share button going on the new codebase!

      Reply
    • Larry Smart

      Flote messenger app with end-to-end encryption would be a game changer.

      Reply
  3. Radical Centrist

    Oh great, another right-wing, anti-vax echo chamber network.
    We’ll toss it on the fire with all of the other giant turds

    Please make sure you turn on geolocation for posting videos, so your nutjobs can go to prison with evidence you inadvertently provided, just like Parler.

    If someone tells you it’s censorship free, they’re either stupid or lying. If they allow people to post violent threats or child porn, it will be removed (censored) or they’ll be liable for content posted on the platform.

    Reply
    • atyh

      All of us very non “right wing” people here sincerely hope you break free of the matrix and your cultic worship of the State, and violence. Get free my friend.

      Reply
      • Morris

        Thumbs Up *****

        10/7/2021

        Reply
    • Hugh Jorgen

      This may not be the site for you

      Reply
    • Dmd

      If you don’t like it why are you here trolling?

      Reply
    • Teknikal

      I stopped reading at the name “Radical” ….

      Reply
  4. aaron

    I joined Flote pretty much as soon as it was available. There was a vibe behind it that really excited me. Plus the sincerity of Erin and Kingsley sold me.
    But as I have come to understand the real vision behind Flote, I am even more excited about what you are building.
    I only have one concern… that you try to solve some of the vulnerabilities of a centralized service before you draw the attention of the technocratic fascist state. They ARE going to come at you because you’re building something real, free, and effective.

    Reply
  5. Eric Mclenon

    I’d be glad to join flote . Your platform sounds great I’m just a little tired of being shadow band and having to watch what I’m saying . Losing your right of free speech is my number one reason for joining.

    Reply
  6. Kamy

    I would like to collaborate with the project, I have several media related to cryptocurrencies and YouTube channel and I think it could be very interesting for my followers.

    Reply
    • Erin Edwards

      Hi Chuck,

      Flote is currently live, the next version is set to be released within Q4. We provide weekly development updates every Tuesday at 6pm pacific on a live show with our COO, Alex Martin! Be sure to tune into that show to hear weekly updates if you’d like to stay abreast.

      https://joinflote.com

      Reply
  7. Alexandr

    He Makes Money Online WITHOUT Traffic!

    Most people believe that you need traffic to profit online…
    And for the most part, they’re right!
    Fact is.. 99.99% of methods require you to have traffic.
    And that in itself is the problem..
    Because frankly, getting traffic is a pain in the rear!
    Don’t you agree?
    That’s why I was excited when a good friend told me that he was profiting, but with ZERO traffic.
    I didn’t believe him at first…
    But after he showed me the proof, it’s certainly the real deal!
    I’m curious what your thoughts are.
    Click here to take a look >> https://bit.ly/3mOAfVp
    Please view it before it’s taken down.

    Reply
  8. Maddy Ice

    I left Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, long time ago. I’ve enjoyed my time on Flote.app so far. It’s easy to tell your intentions are noble. Looking forward to more people migrating to the platform… I should do my part and start telling more people about it 😛

    Reply
  9. Noe Huhn

    Wow! This can be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Magnificent. I’m also a specialist in this topic so I can understand your effort.

    Reply
  10. Lester Schlicher

    I rather take a ? in an out house on a hot day at a baseball game before I put my personal problems on Fb or twitter lol|Ayengel|

    Reply
  11. seo planning

    xbxvebywv zgwll wnfnncl rubg dkusjihrouczxcd

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

How To: Add Flote to Your iOS Home Screen

In this Flote How To, we show you exactly how to get to Flote from your home screen without going through the app store.Find Safari on your phone and open it... Go to flote.app and tap on the middle button on the bottom of the browser.Tap on add to the Home ScreenName...

Flote Releases Newly Updated Logo

Often we’re asked the question “What does the name Flote mean?” Well the word “flote” is the Middle English form of the word “float” which brings to mind the idea of a flotilla… a gathering together of boats of various sizes and shapes uniting in a singular purpose....

Flote Deploys Site Status Page

The team at Flote.app is happy to announce today the launching of our new Site Status page visible at https://flote.biz/flote_status which will contain regular updates about the current condition of the Flote site and Android APK. The Site Status page is broken down...

Announcing Flote Fest 2022!

In February of 2021, in the midst of the fear and panic surrounding lockdowns, mandates and growing concerns about restrictions on travel and gatherings, the Flote team started to plan an event. We decided that our festival would be a celebration of freedom,...

Flote Values Campaign

Building a community is hard. As we approach the completion of our v1.0 release and observe how other social media platforms talk to their would-be members, it comes to us to think more deeply about how we communicate our uniqueness and values both to existing Flote...

View From the Crow’s Nest

One of the most important parts of embarking on a complex journey is having the ability to look forward… both in space and in time… so that we can visualize the path ahead and know where we are along that path. While the crews on deck and below work diligently to keep...

Flote Plank Owner NFT Series – Tiers & Pricing

In our last post we announced our upcoming Plank Owner NFT release, celebrating Flote’s ascension from Beta to V1.0, and kicking off the $FLOTE token Member Pre-Sale. We are ready to share the next bit of exciting info on this initiative with our community. One of the...

Share This