As I’ve shared before, I deleted Facebook on March 1st. Since I left, I’ve heard from many of my author friends saying they are having difficulties with Facebook and the sharing of blog posts. Sally Cronin wrote about it HERE.
MeWe.com is a lovely alternative to Facebook. If you’re interested in joining, here is the link: MeWe.com.
I created an open group called The Literary Diva’s Hangout on MeWe. This is an open group for poets, writers, bloggers, and readers to share their posts. Book reviews and book sales posts are encouraged. Please provide links in case someone wants to purchase your books.
Here’s a few things to help you share posts to MeWe. If you are on Google Chrome, get the add to any extension. That has a MeWe share button. I use Opera as my browser. You can get an extension for Opera that adds your Google Chrome extensions. That’s what I did. Opera is a safer browser and fast as lightning! I also use DuckDuckGo for my search engine.
If you are on any other browser drag this bookmarklet to your bookmarks: https://www.addtoany.com/users/bookmarklet
MeWe does not bother you with advertisements to buy an ad. They will not sell your data. This is a clean sharing platform that is perfect for sharing posts. However, if you are on your computer, you will have to copy the URL of your post and paste it into a group post. Experiment and see what you can do.
I see the end of automatic sharing to social media sites forthcoming because of the fake news crisis. In American, we are leading up to another election next year, so I believe we will see more security in ways we’ve never seen before.
I know that when we have to share individual posts one at a time the process takes longer and can be a pain. But, truthfully, how much data can we read? I want people to read what I write, not just click “like.” I bet you feel that way too. <3
My iPhone app updated this morning and said that you could now share to MeWe groups from there. I don’t know about android devices. I know Google Play does offer a MeWe app, so that should help you if you are a Windows user.
Last word… MeWe is different from Facebook. The groups are color coded so that should help you identify which group you are in. Each group offers a group chat. Each person has a group chat. You can create private groups which is nice for chatting.
If you’re looking for a safe alternative to Facebook, try MeWe. You can find me here: https://mewe.com/i/colleenchesebro