In light of the privacy and data woes of Facebook, Vero touts itself as the true social network, free from users being mined or used for their behavioral data. Users only see content from their friends, followers, and acquaintances in reverse chronological order rather than by an algorithm deciding what you might like to see (or engage with most to keep you coming back).
Vero is a little bit Facebook, but without the ads. It’s a little bit Instagram, but without the algorithm. It’s a little bit YouTube, but without the Paul Brothers. And it’s a little bit Twitter… You can share pictures, text, videos, and pretty much any other content your heart desires. Vero touts itself as an “authentic” social-media platform.
There are no ads, Vero offers commerce options and gets a percentage of transactions when users buy and sell items on the platform.
During Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing in front of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Sen. Orrin Hatch asked the beleaguered Facebook chief executive, “How do you sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for your service?” Zuckerberg: “Senator, we run ads.”
Vero positions itself as the antithesis to other networks. Vero uses a chronological, algorithm-free timeline, making frustrated Instagram and Facebook users happy. It also has clearly stated minimal data collection practices,
Vero wants to be the social media network of the future. Here, your content takes center stage, your feed is uncluttered by pesky ads, and your information is kept as private as you want. Vero aims to be ‘Truly Social’ by giving us back control over our data and the social experience. This is supposed to be the ideal of social media experiences by allowing us to share the things that connect us most deeply to friends and followers.
Riding a wave of negative sentiment against Big Tech, a new social network is here to set things right. Finally, you can share your photos, feelings, birthday wishes, and weekend plans without worrying about where all that data is going or what it’s being used for. This new service will safeguard your data, respect your privacy, and won’t even use advertising to make money.