15 votes

Anyone here using WT.Social?

I gave WT.Social a 'college try' when it first came out. I believe that I lasted a little under one month. The site was such a hot mess that I couldn't tolerate it anymore. More specifically, the layout was bonkers confusing. It was very difficult to navigate and I felt like there was already political cliques forming.

Is anyone here still using it? Have there been any improvements?

10 comments

  1. [3]
    Adam_Black_Arts
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    It still sends me email, which is how I'm periodically reminded that I made an account there once. Sometimes I head over there to check it out, but it's always the same UI mess of semi-interesting...

    It still sends me email, which is how I'm periodically reminded that I made an account there once.

    Sometimes I head over there to check it out, but it's always the same UI mess of semi-interesting content it's always been and I close the tab and continue on with my day.

    13 votes
    1. nothis
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      Having exactly the same experience. I don't understand the UI, I don't understand its focus or primary goals. It's a weird site with seemingly random content and no way to effectively search or...

      Having exactly the same experience.

      I don't understand the UI, I don't understand its focus or primary goals. It's a weird site with seemingly random content and no way to effectively search or make sense of any of it.

      3 votes
  2. [2]
    drannex
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    I tried it went it first launched, a few months after, and a short while ago. Does not live up to its hype or namesake, seems very confused on what it wants to be.

    I tried it went it first launched, a few months after, and a short while ago.

    Does not live up to its hype or namesake, seems very confused on what it wants to be.

    8 votes
    1. NaraVara
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      I could have probably guessed that based on the tagline as a "non-toxic social network." Any social network that makes its raison d'ĂȘtre something other than just. . . socializing, is going to end...

      Does not live up to its hype or namesake, seems very confused on what it wants to be.

      I could have probably guessed that based on the tagline as a "non-toxic social network."

      Any social network that makes its raison d'ĂȘtre something other than just. . . socializing, is going to end up being too pickled in some ideological position to really be much good as a place to hang out. If your motivation is "free speech" you're going to attract too many people whose speech is too noxious to tolerate. If it's "non-toxicity" it's going to be people with probably an overdeveloped sensitivity to slights and contrary perspectives. If it's "high quality discussion" you're going to end up with a lot of people who take themselves way too seriously to the point where it's a drag for anyone else.

      These are all certainly design considerations and wishes. You can make them a part of the core value of your network, but if that's your sole motive for even having one then it ends up being a bit like hardcore atheists who were former hardcore evangelicals. There will be a sense of prioritization and perspective/proportion that is missing and the community will end up being unbalanced by dedicated too much energy to niche or unimportant needs.

      12 votes
  3. TheWanderer
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    I truly wanted to like it but I just couldn't get used to it. It is a shame because I have a lot of respect for Jimmy.

    I truly wanted to like it but I just couldn't get used to it. It is a shame because I have a lot of respect for Jimmy.

    4 votes
  4. Staross
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    Same experience, I've tried it again last week and I was confused what the point of the site was.

    Same experience, I've tried it again last week and I was confused what the point of the site was.

    3 votes
  5. knocklessmonster
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    I signed up, but honestly just don't spend that much time on social media sites anyway.

    I signed up, but honestly just don't spend that much time on social media sites anyway.

    3 votes
  6. zoid
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    I signed up, and I used it for about the same amount of time as you. I also noticed political cliques forming, and due to my political views I attempt to avoid politics outside of Facebook like...

    I signed up, and I used it for about the same amount of time as you. I also noticed political cliques forming, and due to my political views I attempt to avoid politics outside of Facebook like the plague.

    I haven't really been back in a few months.

    3 votes
  7. box0rox
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    I tried it, I wanted to like it, but the content is not that good, and it was hard to use. I have gone back and looked again when it sends me reminder emails. Nope, still bad.

    I tried it, I wanted to like it, but the content is not that good, and it was hard to use. I have gone back and looked again when it sends me reminder emails. Nope, still bad.

    2 votes