This social network allows you 100 lifetime posts–and then that’s it.

One of the awful things about social networks is that they’re giant timesucks that lead you down rat holes that can lead to misinformation, useless threads, trolls, flame wars, and other things generally bad for your mental health.

Minus is different. Once you sign up for this Twitter-like service, you can post 100 times. Each time you post something, that’s a minus to your lifetime total. Once you get to zero, you’re done.

I quote from the site:

The feed is reverse chronological, not algorithmic. Post timestamps are vague. Nothing is monetized. There are no likes or follows or noisy notifications. The site’s only visible metric counts down, showing how many posts each user has remaining.

How disorienting will it be to interact on a platform that doesn’t try to induce endless engagement from your every waking second? What will you say—or make—when freed from infinite demand?

Just like life, Minus has limits. Try it out today and see what online interaction feels like on a social network designed for less.

This video helps explain things.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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