There are many social platforms out there, but few stand out or provide a pleasant experience for their users. With rampant toxicity and endless reposting, it can be stifling at times to log on to a platform and try to collaborate and share with others. uSync looks to offer something different with its social platform by engaging people in a dynamic and inspirational way.
Founded by entrepreneur Darrell Lynn, uSync is a social place to plan ideas, collaborate, share memorabilia, and get to know others. It is focused on bringing humanity back into the equation, and to that end, uSync is focused on users sharing what they want instead of reposting someone else’s content. In turn, that makes users more careful, reducing toxicity.
The platform also recommends things to users, but it does so in a unique way, providing examples of why the recommendation was given.
The direction of the platform stems from Lynn’s desire to use technology to empower, not profit. It is an idea that runs through every part of the platform, and it is why he and his team look to emphasize the user. Some of the ways they are doing that? Turning away from advertising revenues and data mining.
While uSync does have a cost, it is a simple one-time fee of $3.99 when someone downloads the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. But the one-time cost comes with full access to all of the app’s features, an ad-free experience, and complete control over privacy settings.
Speaking of privacy, uSync does not participate in data mining, nor does it sell user information. That is part of the reason it is appealing to 20-year-olds. Though, that is no surprise considering more than 80% of social media users are concerned about their privacy.
uSync is similarly focused on providing a feature-rich app. According to Lynn, it is a comprehensive application, but it is not “comprehensive for comprehensiveness sake.” Instead, it is designed to give people the ability to do what they want based on their expectations, from a quick broadcast to a massive event like meetups and venues.
Moreover, because of the power behind the scenes, uSync remains simple while offering the ability to do things it takes many other platforms to do.
Its breadth and depth can be seen by looking at the features, which include basics like unique profiles, connections, and posts. But it is not limited to a brief paragraph or a few words. Instead, quick thoughts, long-form essays, and even blogging can be done on uSync. The same is true of vlogging, podcasting, and other forms of media. It is not just about sharing thoughts but making true connections and building something special, all with an unbelievable amount of control and potential.
There is already content bubbling as well, which started with great writers and people who joined the beta and took a chance. Now, as more and more people join after US and UK launches, they gain a huge opportunity to stand out and make a splash — one that can be shared with other social media platforms with a single click.
So, if you are like the nearly 75% of social media users who believe today’s platforms are cluttered with paid posts, or if you just want to experience a robust, feature-rich platform that offers a dynamic and unique experience, look no further than uSync.
Spencer Hulse is a news desk editor at Grit Daily News. He covers startups, affiliate, viral, and marketing news.