Even when you understand what something is, it can be tough to fully understand 1) what it can do for you and 2) how it can make your life better.
In order to help you appreciate how a planet might solve some of your frustrations, we want to outline some of the problems that a planet simply evaporates.
In no particular order (besides the order that we thought of them in the pitch meeting):
- If you hate how Twitter’s feed will auto-refresh in the middle of you reading that juicy tweet, then you might like a planet because there’s no auto-refreshing.
- If you hate how Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter are constantly trying to force feed you whatever is making the algorithms happy, then you might like a planet because there’s no algorithm. It’s just you, your friends, and what you’re all sharing together.
- If you hate how you have friends that you never hear from because the algorithm is showing you complete strangers & ads, then you might like a planet because (again) there’s no algorithm.
- If you’re tired of having so many logins, usernames, and passwords that you have to keep it all organized in a service like LastPass, then you might like a planet because your ~planet-name is your single sign on for any & all services on the network.
- If you hate how all your conversations & shared moments live on Facebook’s servers (where they own the server AND all the data) then you might like a planet because its your server AND your data forever.
- If you hate how companies default to public-first approaches to your life so complete strangers can make your life a living hell, then you might like a planet because your connections and relationships are private by default. The only people who know its you are the people that you tell.
- If you hate how Google Home & Alexa are always listening to you with the single goal of using what they hear to sell you more stuff, then you might like a planet because anything you share on your planet stays between you & whoever you’re sharing it with. There’s nobody between you and your relationships.
There are other situations & frustrations that we can add in future articles, but this is a solid start in helping you understand how you’re living in a MegaCorp nightmare & that things can actually be different (and better) right now.