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The Future of SpaceHey

Hello everyone!
I'm An, the creator of SpaceHey - nice to see you here!
In this blog post I will write about my plans for SpaceHey in the future.

The Launch

On Sunday I took SpaceHey online. I posted it on ProductHunt and on HackerNews. Shortly after that, SpaceHey started to see a ton of visitors and new users! I would have never thought that such a huge amount of people would see my project!
SpaceHey is currently at 2400 users as I write this. That's incredible!! Even Fast Company wrote an article about it: View Article

New Features

I've added some new features yesterday and today: The biggest ones are Blog Comments (try them out below!) and the ability to Report Profiles, Comments and Blog Entries. If you see any spam Comments, hateful Accounts or anything else that violates the SpaceHey Terms of Service, please help me remove it by clicking on "Report". Thank you! Apart from that, I improved a lot of small aspects thanks to your feedback!

The Future

I will continue improving SpaceHey and adding new feature in the future! I will actively work on making SpaceHey better from now on! I made a small poll where you can tell me which feature I should add next: https://linkto.run/p/PMY6G7X5

SpaceHey isn't a short-term project for me - I'll keep working on it and we'll see where it goes!

Monetization

Many people asked me about my Monetization plans for SpaceHey. Truth is, I don't have any yet - but I'm open to any suggestions! Currently, I pay the bills for the Server and the Domain by myself. If you have an idea how we can sustain SpaceHey in the longer term, please contact me!

Christmas

On another note, Christmas is in a few weeks! I decided to make a SpaceHey Advent page with some helpful SpaceHey tips & tricks starting today every day until Christmas! Check out today's content at https://spacehey.com/advent

Thank you for being a part of SpaceHey.

Have a great time & happy holidays!
An

If you want to contact me, you can do this best via Twitter or Email.


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ATG All Tyme da G

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Want to reallly take FaceBook down? Do what MySpace didn’t do in 2010 during the early smartphone era and create a HeySpace app for Android & iOS so ppl can communicate & even edit their profiles on their phones without having to use Chrome or Safari. This is how Facebook overtook MySpace in the first place. With the creation of a site and app like this and the controversy of Facebook you could be the new Tom and have Zuckerberg money in five years time.


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I'm not sure following in Mark's footsteps is the best idea. Do we really want to see another version of facebook?

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I am willing to bet you that so many would help support this site if you added a donation button, especially if it meant they getting away from the leeches known as Facebook.


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Yup!!! I would happily give money to help with financing this site!

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Joshua Leight

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My recomendation is to get pages like pimp-my-profile.com on board with creating backgrounds and coding for spacehey , people want to be able to customize there profile when they come to this social media , if they have to learn coding most americans will be turned off by it , its a select few of us who actually know what were doing bc we grew up with myspace.


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I would love to be able to make my top 8 friends, maybe a way to customize blogs or bulletins, and be able to create albums for pictures. I'm excited to see how the Music section turns out, I hope you keep it clean like this and not make the mistake Tom did by allowing so much spam and ADS take over the site. Awesome site, brings lots of nostalgia, I was there during the beginning of Myspace and it is insane to have to go back all these years and remember HTML and CSS codes.


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Mikkolunatic

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I love the site so much! For the monetization, maybe you can do like Wikipedia and their donation system.


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Sassy Jess

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Thank you for this. Suggest an app for the phones. Be so much easier to access for many


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Otakuprincess1

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to monitize u should go the wiki route and keep it user funded but not block feature just ask everyone to donate and keep this a safe haven


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Knik

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i would say regarding monetization, if there was a way for you to get a kickback for every privately advertized link (from a business) clicked that is on the page, instead of monetizing by selling everyone's information (like the other social media sites do), that would seem like a more ethical way to go.


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Yes!! Please keep our info private and secure. I think people will be more willing to donate. People love this site already, you’ll succeed.

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WestCoastLights

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I've missed a space like this, I'm so excited too make my profile and meet new friends thank you so much for re creating something from my childhood! Much love! πŸ’™


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JakeYFH

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Thanks for this. I've been telling all my friends to ditch facebook and get over here! It's already more fun!


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xXJ0shæXx

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HEY nice idea this SPACE, ajajajaja in MΓ©xico we have a lot of nostalgia to, so if you want help with other languages (Spanish) write me I'll find time for help.
Good job, carnal. Chido tu proyecto.


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Licha

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I just wanted to say thank you for creating this platform! For a twently-something millenial/gen z cusp this is so nostalgic and brings me back to some of my favorite times growing up. I can't wait to see how this site evolves, also can't wait to brush up on my CSS skills. Lots of love β™₯


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Thegrubman

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Thanks! This is awesome


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sirkaotik

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Here are some suggestions


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Michael The One

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By allowing YouTube videos and the such that come with ads, one would think you could charge for the ads being promoted into the Spacehey format.
As kind of a taxation for allowing the commercials of these businesses in

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Just a thought


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Rick Astley

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yo! it says insert image, but then the button does nithing. i cant post images in my blogs!!!1111


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β˜… Automatic Shoes β˜…

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I remember when the threat of subscription fees were used to scare us into jumping platforms. After seeing what monetization has done to other sites, I would happily subscribe to this.



Maybe it should be free for consumers though. You could probably get enough support from Musicians / Entertainers / Businesses to keep it free for everyone else.


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Jinnicide

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Thank you for this! It's so exciting!


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Nein MC

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Random thought, how about a Spacehey discord server?

Also, a link (somewhere) to go to a random profile would be neat, same for blog posts.


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SDesires

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Wow! This takes me back to the good old days! I love the whole remake idea, and you have done it wonderfully. Well done!

As for the monetization ideas, I like the subscription idea that others have come up with, although would it be possible for people to gift others a subscription as well? After everything that has happened this year a lot of people are counting their pennies, (myself included) for things they need to survive, etc...I was also thinking that maybe you could hold a monthly raffle where some one could win one, or perhaps various contests. There really are no limits if you are creative enough.

Idea: Unless I haven't found it yet, (And I'm sure that some will disagree), Darkmode! This is very bright and you can't go wrong with options. Perhaps even find a way to allow people to create themes, (If I recall correctly, they did have themes right? -thinks on that one-

Okay, that's enough of me rambling, lol. Again, great job bringing a beloved idea back into fruition. This is just awesome!


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