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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 ( 15 )

    • lm says:

      Not interested in a news letter, no. Also I have to state that I came from another journal to monkkee because of this websites low key and privacy features. I feel more secure here. If monkkee becomes more like the rest than you will loose your specialty qualities and maybe even your members here. Please never change.

    • anonymous says:

      No, Please don’t become active on facebook or any other social media. I am using monkkee because of your unique style of maintaining privacy. I tried many other websites like this, but they were lacking ultimate privacy. Many provide options to make their stuff public which I did not like. Providing secret tool is one of their options, but here, it is your agenda. This website is amazing as is. Please don’t change.

    • fy says:

      Please keep it low key as it has always been and as this is what has attracted me here in the first place. I made a total switch from another site, so I can have this one private. Thanks!

    • Mark says:

      I don’t think it hurts anybody for you to have a social media presence. I personally prefer to interact with organizations through their own websites, but I still have that choice even if you are on Facebook.

    • Anon says:

      I’m not really interested in you sharing journalling related topics, or having I know you will likely need to get some money to keep the site going though, so, a difficult one. Not really interested in monkkee having more social media presence either. But if it takes something else to keep it going then that’s ok with me, as long as it’s kept fairly low key.. It would be helpful if it was made a bit more mobile friendly.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Zak says:

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

    • anon says:

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

    • Jana says:

      Nope, keep it simple as is!

    • 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!

    • Veronika says:

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

    • Jeff says:

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

    • 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.

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