What is Vero & Should You Care?
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Ello. Peach. Vine. Yo. These are just a few of the social media platforms that have cropped up over the years, gotten some hype and attention, but then faded away. Will new social app Vero follow that same trajectory?
Like many other social media upstarts, Vero claims to be the next Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat. Though it’s been around for a few years already, it just recently gained a good amount of buzz and influx of new users. Why? Because Vero makes a lot of promises that sound really good: There will be no ads and your data won’t be sold to advertisers. Your posts will show up in chronological order instead of sorted by an algorithm. The network is built on a mission of truth, meaning there will be no fake accounts or bots.
Basically, Vero aims to correct all the things you hate about the mainstay social platforms.
If you’re a little skeptical about this, I don’t blame you. It does sound too good to be true, and many people are rightfully cautious about Vero’s legitimacy. Others are frustrated that even though Vero was founded in 2015, three years later it still offers a glitchy experience. And although Vero has extended its “free for life” offer that originally was only for its first one million users, it will eventually charge users a subscription fee. Personally, I’m not interested enough to sign up and pay for yet another social platform that may or may not take off. The big four social networks may have their flaws, but at least I know what I’m getting (for the most part). And I know my friends, family and acquaintances will still be using these established platforms for the foreseeable future.
Posted by Sylvie