What is Minds.com
Minds.com is an open sourced social media site that started with the goals of privacy and anonymity for its users. I started using Minds in 2015, the early beta days and have been a contributor to the network in many ways.
I mostly help new users in the support room and log issues into Gitlab or answer questions about how to do things on the network. I also work with other users that do this and keep tabs on new features, the top issues with users on the network, open source standards and things of that nature. Once a month we have a meeting with Minds developers and address these issues with them. Just in case one of them somehow runs into this article the group is called MCOSI
I also built a small community inside the network called #MindsGaming that focuses on using groups for community interactions and views based on topics like gaming, music, and art. And created a user based Minds Handbook for my subscribers.
Minds offers users erc20 tokens for interactions on your content, you can use these tokens to “boost” content on the network for views, or you can become a “pro user” and get paid in ETH or USD for pageviews on your content.
Other than bugs, something I could go on about for a while the main issue with Minds is traffic and search. The community is very “clicky” so growing takes time and dedication. Over the years I have been on Minds I have grown my channel to around 35,000 subs and 9 million views, however I still have content that flops (I'm sure is pretty standard in social media). The search protocol is far from user friendly and makes it hard to find relatable content, channels and groups.
I think Minds could really benefit from more technical users that are willing to work with the developers to improve the UX in general. I for one know I would love to see more technical based users that can focus on the user experience from a technical standpoint.
Minds Help & Support Group
My Channel @MindsGaming