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Social media – what’s your opinion?

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monkkee has a social media presence on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Our fan base is growing steadily but slowly. This is hardly surprising, since we keep a low profile on social media. What we lack is a strategy, and there’s a reason for that.

monkkee takes a fundamentally different approach from that applied by social networks. Social networks are public, ad-financed, have privacy drawbacks and apply opaque data collection practices. Everything monkkee stands for is the exact opposite: a maximum degree of security, privacy and confidentiality. The data is the user’s sole property, monkkee is totally ad-free.

How does this fit together? Actually quite well, because the only topic we write about in social networks is monkkee. And there is no direct link to the monkkee application. Or is there?

monkkee on the three social media platforms

How do you personally feel about this? Should we be more active on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter? Besides new features and software changes, should we also address other journaling-related topics? Would you be interested in subscribing to a newsletter? Please leave your comment below this article or on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter, or use the contact form if you wish to remain anonymous.

Comments ( 16 )

    • Patricia says:

      I love Monkee just as it is. I hate facebook intensely, as it’s a huge, messy, incomprehensible, ad-riddled site. I only have it because so many people I want to stay in various levels of touch with can be found there. It’s a conundrum. I will send you some money and hope you never have to go on social media. If you really want a bigger audience, is there a way to use only other privacy-minded places where people like us do our searching.

    • Rebecca says:

      I recently started using Monkkee as a place to keep a private journal. I used to journal with pen and paper, but I’ve come to realize that I hate my own handwriting, AND I can type a lot faster than I can print or write in script. I tried other online journaling sites, but they are either too expensive or provided a free account but made it very difficult not to want to upgrade to a more premium one. Monkkee is simple, streamlined and most importantly, private. Your dedication to security is unique. I think that it is what brought most of us to your site and it is what is going to keep us using your product. There are many of us out there, both young and “older”, who are very familiar with social media, have used social media and choose not to use social media, for one reason or another. I am one of those people. I feel like advertising on social media might get more people to use your site and bring you more working revenue, but most people who will use Monkkee don’t want another social media platform to follow. We want exactly what you are offering. Great job with your product and don’t forget what makes your site different, unique and one of a kind.

    • Jeff says:

      Monkkee appears to be simple but effective
      What is this obsession with social media
      Dont fix what isnt broke

    • Veronika says:

      I like monkkee very much!
      no need to change what works 🙂

    • Z says:

      Hey team! Thanks for always looking out for us and wanting to know how we feel. I personally wouldn’t mind if you were to use more social media platforms if that is a way for monkkee to keep being free and great/maybe even better. But I do ask of you that the “low key ness” of the website is kept. Like, I enjoy so much knowing that my information is completely private and safe because there is nothing interfering with it and because the website itself doesn’t seem to be reaching for attention. So, to summarize, being active on social media would be good but don’t change the way you are handling the website right now. And keep talking to us and making this a very personal relationship between you and the users!

    • Jana says:

      Nope, keep it simple as is!

    • anon says:

      Do not change a thing!
      I love Monkkee exactly the way it is 🙂

    • Zak says:

      No please don’t change ! I love the fact this website keeps everything low key.

    • Peter Wills says:

      How would monkkee simply having a presence on social media compromise users’ accounts as the web app itself should always be separate from monkkee’s regular website, should it not? I certainly hope it is and that it lives on a separate server with advanced backup and switching capability in the event that the main server fails or is compromised in some way.

      I get that sharing of any information on social media is going to be subject to capture but at the end of the day, it is up to each user to be very careful about what information they do share on social media. If it helps monkkee monetize the app then I have no issue with it subject to what I said above.

      And there are excellent privacy browsers that allow one to browse the internet with more confidence that their browsing will not compromise their use of a web app for whatever purpose.

      However, any Internet activity is going to have some risk and if people are not prepared to accept that then they should avoid the Internet altogether. Users need to educate themselves about the risk and take appropriate steps to minimize the risk.

    • Björn Weinbrenner says:

      Hi Peter!
      Thanks for you sharing your opinion. And, we do have separate servers and enhanced backup and failover technology.

    • Anna London says:

      I think that, in order for you to grow you need to work on your social media presence. Of course it depends on the path you’re looking for… For me, this website is something that I don’t tell people about, it’s like my secret. And one thing that helps to mantain it that way is that not many people know about monkkee.
      But, you should really try to make it bigger and better, and a strong social media presence will definitely help you guys to do that.

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