Following Twitter's betrayal of trust, I'm looking at possible alternatives, both current and future. I'm aware that something very interesting is in the air, which will doubtless become clear in a few months' time; but right now, there are not too many alternatives out there. One of them appears to be MeWe. It claims, in rather high-sounding terms:
MeWe began in 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as a vision hatched over a forgettable dinner between good friends who had previously been early founders of social media, Mark Weinstein and Jonathan Wolfe. With Facebook all the rage, Mark and Jonathan felt something was getting lost: the spirit of our democracy and the backbone of our privacy. The big technology companies, you know who they are, had reverted to treating us as commodities. They somehow mistook people signing up to use their service as a welcome invitation to mine, spy, and sell our information to advertisers. All in all, it felt pretty creepy.
Mark and Jonathan dreamed of the next generation in online communications, a network, that would advance the best of social media with privacy built into the design, where members would feel safe and respected while sharing their lives. Mark relocated to Mountain View, California, in the backyard of technology’s established Goliaths, and together with Jonathan, built a team of worldwide visionary individuals, and generally nice people determined to succeed in changing the Internet.
MeWe is the visionary culmination of three years of determined efforts, research, and development to provide people around the world with a communication network they love and trust.
You can find out more about MeWe at its home page, and in this Wikipedia article, and in this overview.
I'd like to hear from readers who've used MeWe and can report on it from personal experience. Is it as good as it sounds? Is it worth recommending to others? I'm aware it's far smaller than its better-known competition, but that's not necessarily a drawback.
If you've used MeWe, please leave us your views in Comments. Thanks.