Examplar of Humane Tech Social Network: MeWe



MeWe.com has been described as an alternative to Facebook. I have gathered here comments on it and want to propose it as an exemplar of a social network. Sir Tim Berners Lee sits on the MeWe board, so a trusted authority helps to guide its design.


(Note: moved here from Example of Humane Social Network: Openbook)

Haven’t heard of it but has anyone had any experience with MEWE? They took out a full page ad in the NYTimes recently.

Examplar of Humane Tech Social Network: Openbook

I’ve been on MeWe for several weeks now and am very happy with it. I don’t have the social circle I had before, but that’s OK. A few close friends followed me, so when we respond to each other, it feels more immediate and intimate.

I have also created a MeWe page for my office https://mewe.com/join/manoa_journal and promoted it on our Facebook page. People are coming over, one at a time. On our MeWe page, I post content not available on FB or our website.

MeWe also has features FB doesn’t and is FREE OF ADS! I can’t stress enough what a difference that makes.

The other big plus is that when a friend posts something on MeWe, it gets a lot of my attention. My attention is not divided among ads, other people’s posts, recommendations of friends, and so forth. MeWe makes possible that focused, more concentrated attention.


Some updates on MeWe.

Examplar of Humane Tech Social Network: Openbook

I joined the Solid (the decentralized technology driven by Tim Berners-Lee) discourse forum yesterday, and came upon this MeWe related post by Mr. Berners-Lee:

His reply:

Yes, I can! Mewe is a social network which has been around for a while. It is different from many in that it does not do bad things with user data. It has a privacy bill of rights. I have supported the concept because a social network which respects privacy is a good thing. Yes Mark and I chat every now and again. Disclaimer: I have some shares. I use it to a certain extent as well. I have (not surprisingly) suggested that they should give every user automatically some solid space - a solid pod. I don’t know whether their engineering team will be able to pull it off before anyone else! But to go back to their core mission, to respect user’s privacy, they deserve respect for that – whether or not they are solid compatible. People who have found the abuse of privacy elsewhere frustrating have ended up there.

Interesting discussion ensues. Google is shutting down their Google+ social network 3 months early because of a data breach, and a huge mass of users are now looking to find a new social media home. MeWe is trying to get a good share of that pie.

There is also mention of OpenBook looking to incorporate Solid into their social network (though they will continue to be a centralized for the time being).

Also the discussion drew my attention to MeWe’s Privacy Bill of Rights, which is rather cool and fits in with our project idea on Digital Rights:

Digi Rights: Applying fundamental Human Rights to the Digital Realm
Examplar of Humane Tech Social Network: Openbook

I’ve just sent a request to join the Human Tech group in MeWe. I want to go deeper on this social network. I’ve used my name for the request: Germán



Thank you, @Momo1979. Feel free to post content on the page and introduce yourself.


A new piece on MeWe: