After the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk and uncertainty about the future of the platform, users began to look for alternatives, the most obvious of which was Mastodon. However, the complexity of a decentralized social network leaves plenty of room for other alternatives to emerge. One of them, called Post, is created by former Waze CEO Noam Bardin.
At the heart of the project is the idea of creating a public space for the discussion of ideas, which is described as “a social platform for real people, real news and civil conversations.”
“Remember when social media was fun, introduced you to big ideas and cool people, and actually made you smarter? Remember when it didn’t waste your time and make you angry or sad? When you could disagree with someone without being threatened or insulted? We want to bring that back with Post,” the social network’s website says.
In terms of functionality, Post supports posts of any length and the ability to comment, like, share and repost content. That is, the basic capabilities of any modern social network. What sets the Post apart from others is the ability to buy individual articles from well-known news outlets, read them without going to their websites, and provide feedback to content creators.
As for content moderation, there are rules that will be “strictly enforced” with “the help of our community,” a nod to Waze’s crowdsourced nature.
Now you can register in Post only by invitation, there are more than 122,000 users in the queue. This is partly due to the fact that the service is still under development and does not have full functionality. To try Post, you can sign up for the waiting list at this link.