What is Pheed?

What is Pheed? Pheed is another new social media website. “It’s a place for you to post content like photos, audio tracks, text, videos or broadcasts so they’re displayed in a continuous feed to followers.”  The creators of Pheed tout that the new social network is a new way to express yourself. It does have the capability of being an all-in-one social network which offers the ability to link with many of the major social networks. But there are a few other things you should know about this burgeoning social web site. So, let’s take a look at this new way of expressing yourself.

The Details

There is a free account version of Pheed that you can sign up for through Facebook, Twitter, or an email address. When signing in through a social media network your profile will be automatically transferred to Pheed. Now here’s where it gets a little different and somewhat capitalistic, you are requested to choose at least three other users to follow before you can do anything else on the site. These three users content will now show on your homepage every time you log into Pheed. It is free to access most of Pheed and is very compatible with websites and iPhone but an Android app is currently not available. Pheed actually lets you copyright any content shared (if you want it copyrighted) and will let you charge a price of any amount from $1.99 to $34.99 per view or $1.99 to $34.99 per month. The thing is that Pheed will take 50% of the revenue produced.

  • Allows full access to other social media sites
  • Requires that you follow at least three other current members
  • May be a way to generate money

Why Pheed?

Well, I guess the draw to Pheed is like any other new shiny thing that you just gotta have. With all of the other social media that is out there, I wonder when enough is enough. The whole social media thing is a bit cliquish to me, but I guess that is how we are when we aren’t on the internet. Pheed does offer the ability to follow celebrities who have signed onto the network. Being from an older crowd, I can see where this would be more popular with the kids. I guess it is up to personal tastes and the need to connect.

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