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So, I got the heads-up that the creator of the Vero App and Network is sketch and other problematic signs of the way this service is handling its data.

But I have to say, I’m taken by the clean interface and the aesthetic my posts have when they repost, both to Facebook and onto my Blog Posts. I just has a nice feel, at least for now.

While it’s not human rights violations or anything on that level, there are a few things Zuck has gotten up to that could make me want to check out of Facebook. I’m not particularly thrilled with the accusations of his Real Estate dealings (read: Land grab and shell games) in Hawai’i, for example.

But I don’t. Mostly because we’d all be a little lost without a place like Facebook. Facebook could use a competitor again. A place that comes at this Social Platform thing a little different.

So, I’m torn. I think the tipping point will have to be if anything harmful comes from using the platform. But how do I quantify that? The easiest would be to witness it, either on my own account or to someone linked to mine. Of course, I don’t like the idea of exposing my ‘friends’ to any risk of harm. But to just walk away without giving it a shot seems somehow like a waste.

I should add that this is completely unnecessary and I realize that. Facebook is fine and is a mostly known quantity . Additionally, I have access to Developer Tools with gives me a slightly deeper understanding of the underpinnings of Facebook. Vero is not offering anything like that.

But what it does have going for it is a much quieter experience. It feels more curated and muted. There are ZERO ads. And while they started as a Subscription service, they’ve at least temporarily suspended that. I know, that screams Honeypot, trust me I know.

I think I’m gonna give it a little longer and keep an eye on the news. Again, I’ll appreciate any observations from my posts coming out of there. Who knows, I may just get bored of it.

#Vero #Social #StillSussing
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Updated: March 01, 2018 at 12:13AM

John Calderon

John is the author of the Quantum Xen blog. He does personal journal audio podcasts under the title Quantum Xen Audio in his free time. After Radio Broadcast School, he was a janitor and then a Web Services Technical Support Rep. He now consults and volunteers his time. Gamer, Wiccan Priest and Online Junkie, he enjoys 80's Music, Sci-Fi and Fantasy movies, Audiobooks and Podcasts. Zombies, Daleks and other Hordes are not a laughing matter. He is currently based under the shadow of Mt. Si in Twin Peaks country out in North Bend, Washington.

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