People are spending more and more time on social media platforms. And why won’t they — all their friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and relatives are on one platform or the other, or all of them. Not only does it make it easier to remain connected but it’s also free. That said, while we are not paying any money on these platforms out of our pockets, we are paying with our privacy and data. This allows these platforms to earn billions of dollars from the content that we create and the time that we spend on them. What if there was a social network that not only kept your data private but also let you earn rewards for the time you spend on the platform? Well, Uhive is aiming to do just that, and in this article, we are going to tell you all about it.
What is Uhive?
Uhive is an innovative social media platform that operates under the belief of distributing wealth among its users. The British startup behind Uhive understand that it’s the users who spend their time and generate the content that allows the platform to make money. And they are ready to share that success with their users. This was not feasible just a few years ago, but thanks to the boom in cryptocurrencies, it is now possible. Uhive uses its own digital currency, the Uhive token, that exists on Ethereum blockchain technology. You can use these Uhive tokens to do a ton of things and potentially even convert it to money. Now that you understand the basics of Uhive, let’s dig a little deeper to learn more about the platform.
Key Features of Uhive
In this section, we will get familiar with the key features of Uhive so you can deeply understand this platform and see if it’s for you or not.
Uhive works on the principle of showing users content they opt-into by asking them to select their interests. There’s no big bad algorithm that’s scraping data based on your every action (or lack of), pushing content it ‘thinks’ you’re interested in. You only see posts from the interests that you follow. Think of interests as topics. There are 26 different interests:
- Beauty and makeup
- Movies and TV shows
- News and politics
- Pets and animals
- Comics and anime
- Comedy and fun
- Home and lifestyle
- Health and fitness
- Food and drink
- Books and literature
- Art and architecture
You can follow these interests and your feed will consist of posts only from these topics. Also, depending on your interactions with posts, the app will show your more posts from that particular interest than others. I have been using Uhive for a couple of days now and it does feel like it understands my taste.
Spaces are what differentiate Uhive from all the other social media platforms. They are personal profiles that you can create in any area/s of interest. What makes it awesome is that you can create multiple spaces across different interests so you are not limited to one profile. So, if you want to share something related to history, you can create your own space in the “History Interest”. This ensures that you have exclusive spaces for posting exclusive things.
3. Uhive Tokens
As mentioned, Uhive uses its own “Uhive Token” which is based on Ethereum blockchain technology. The current price of a Uhive token stands at $0.003, but will increase exponentially as more and more people join the platform. Now, you must be thinking – how do I earn tokens? Well, it’s pretty simple actually; you just do what you do on any social media platform. You open the app, read posts and like or dislike them, post content yourself, share posts, and invite others to join. For all of these actions users will be rewarded with tokens, which will land in their Uhive app token wallets several times a day.
Since the platform is just a few weeks old, Uhive is providing new users with an option to earn even more tokens. You can earn up to 50,000 tokens in quite a short amount of time. You can spend tokens on the platform in multiple ways. Here are some of the things you can currently spend your tokens, and some that are coming soon:
- Buy and reserve spaces.
- Buy attraction for your space.
- Get paid a share of the revenue your space/s generate.
- Get special effects.
- Subscribe to certain spaces.
- Allow businesses to sell products or services using Uhive tokens.
- Buy merchandise.
As you can see, there are a ton of things to use your Uhive tokens for. Uhive also plans to make their tokens usable in the ‘real world’, by allowing them to be traded on tier-1 crypto exchanges in the near-future. Who knows, soon, you might be able to convert these tokens directly into government-approved currencies?
4. Free World and Civilized World
Uhive offers two types of experiences — the Civilized World and the Free World. While the civilized world is the place where you can create your profile/s, follow friends and other users, and do all the other ‘everyday’ social media things you expect, the “Free World” is for people who want to remain anonymous. Here you will be completely anonymous by identity or location. It is an ideal place to express yourself and to free your thoughts without any hesitation. The best part is that you can be a part of both worlds and seamlessly switch between them. So, you are not limited by the restrictions of either world.
User Interface and Ease of Use
Uhive is a mobile app-based social media platform. That means there’s no website you can use on desktop (at least for now). Their Android app is in beta on the Google Play Store and you can download it right now. The iOS app is available to download for everyone, but you’ll need to go through iOS TestFlight (download TestFlight app first) for now. Uhive’s team told us they hope to get App Store approval within the next few weeks.
Earn Money Using a Secure Social Media Platform
Uhive brings a new social media experience to users, although the idea of a social media platform where users earn money for spending time and creating content has been around for some time, this is the first time I have seen it executed so competently. The success of the platform depends on the number of users it can acquire and till now the momentum seems nice. It’s still in beta and already more than 100,000 users have joined the platform, and posted over 2 million posts. I recommend that you test the platform at least once and see for yourself. Let us know how you feel about it by writing in the comments section below.