Recently, I deleted Instagram and lamented it’s downturn from photo sharing app to social mania app. But this week I discovered a new Instagram-like photo-social app that’s got key core values. It’s in Kickstarter, and I am a backer!
The key core values are:
- It’s private by default
- It’s ad-free forever
- It’s user-funded
Another key feature: it will have a chronological timeline instead of one fed by an algorithm.
And here’s a summary description:
An Instagram alternative to share photos with friends and family privately, see them in chronological order, and without creepy ads.
Some other good things Bokeh has going for it: public accounts will have an RSS feed, so it’s more indy-web based. And it will have custom domains!
So far, the user interface of the app looks nice. There’s a lot more to like about the potential of Bokeh. And while I am inclined to support anything to help unseat Facebook or Instagram, I am genuinely interested in Bokeh.
With so much to like, it’s hard to believe that an individual account will cost only $3 a month! I’ve been open to the idea of paying for a social network service before, simply to avoid the pitfalls of an ad-revenue based network. And now I’ve got a chance to help make such a model of social media a reality. So I’m glad to be a backer!
I encourage you to go check out Bokeh on Kickstarter! If you decide to pledge support like I did, you could get early access to the site, a discount to join, and a profile flair that shows your support!
If you believe social networks can be better than Instagram or Facebook, now’s your chance to do your part in making things better!