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HALF A MILLION USERS!

Yes, you read that right:  Today, SpaceHey crossed 500 000 registered users! Five hundred thousand! 🤯
This is incredible!! I can't really believe this yet!

I started SpaceHey about one and a half years ago at the end of 2020 as a fun, nostalgic project - and I would've never thought that it would bring joy to so many people one day!

I am incredibly grateful for all of your support, your messages, and your kindness.
500 000 Users - This is unreal!

I want to take this special day as an opportunity to talk with you about some important things:

Monetization

Let's talk about monetization. As with everything, running SpaceHey isn't free for me (How do you make money with a free social network without tracking and selling user data?). And especially with more and more users joining, it isn't getting cheaper. Currently, most of the money needed to pay for the servers is coming out of my own pocket, with some money coming from the sticker sales and something new:
As you may have noticed, there's currently a small Ad on the SpaceHey homepage. This helps a lot with covering the costs this month, but  it isn't forever. I'm trying hard to find companies like the current one, which are willing to pay for a small Ad on SpaceHey (without tracking), but it's incredibly hard. If you know any potential ethical advertisers or have other ideas, please let me know! I'm thankful for any ideas or contacts!

Moderation

My number one priority is - and always has been - to provide a safe, inclusive, and friendly space for everyone online. There is no place for racism, hatred or discrimination on SpaceHey.
I am working on improving some things regarding this topic: I'm working on a better "Report" system and better Admin tools for me (and potential volunteer helpers in the future).
Thank you everyone who is actively reporting misbehaving users and content - this helps a lot!

Servers

As you may have noticed, I'm currently working on improving the SpaceHey server infrastructure behind the scenes. I'm trying to make everything faster and more stable, so the servers can handle growth spikes better in the future. If you want to help me pay for all the servers, I'd be incredibly happy if you'd buy some SpaceHey Stickers for a few bucks. Thank you!

The Future

There are a lot of small and big improvements and new features on my To-Do List, and I can't wait to share them with you! However, I am still the only one working on SpaceHey (it's truly a one-(m)an show), and there is so much I need to do. For example, there are thousands of IMs and emails I haven't replied to yet (sorry!!) and my days just don't have enough hours for everything.
That said, I am working on new features and improvements for SpaceHey, but it may take some time until they're ready. I hope you understand.


I want to end this blog entry by just saying THANK YOU again. Seriously, you can't imagine how happy and excited I am that 500 thousand people are on SpaceHey. This is amazing!!

I hope all of you have a great day!

Thank you for being on SpaceHey. You're awesome!


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˚ʚ♡ɞ˚ Momo ˚ʚ♡ɞ˚

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Over a million now...


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xxPawlinaPoisonxx

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A million now!!! :D


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punchmadedev

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Aye Will there ever be a way for people to get verified badge on here?


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hiefwefwe

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Yes :)

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sds

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this is mainstream now.
ITS GROWING!11!!!!!!!!


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Quin death

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EU gostei do site EU conhece pelor tumblr estou Feliz em conhece esse site 🖤🖤


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Mementrepreneur

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Well done my man!

Dude I'm so happy this is a growing social media service.

Love it!


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Y’all follow me & let’s continue to spread love 💙🫶🏾


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Aerie Ariel

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Yeah I think this is going to really blow up even more.. like even better than first myspsce. Ppl are getting tired of other social media.


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Congrats BTW

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Amysue

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Please create an app :( I’m ready to move away from other social media, and stay on SpaceHey… but the only thing stopping me, and my friends,, is that there is no app.


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PK_Starz!☆

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bro I found out about spacehey a week ago because my friend told me about it, and let me say, THIS PLACE IS AMAZING!
I love how you can make layouts and have your profile personalized like this!!
this is such an amazing website!


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scenemo.mess666

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nice


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𝐋𝐢𝐥 𝐉 𝐃𝐨𝐱𝐚

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the future

You can buy myspace.com for $10.


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electroslag

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Would you be able to sell ad space to the average user? I am not sure how much you charge for it and if approving these ads would be too much work, but there are tons of bands, artists, streamers on here who might go for a small banner ad. You could also possibly do some sort of "supporter" subscription which is what a lot of things do nowadays. I am not sure what the rewards could be.


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TeenageDirtbag

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Awesome, going for a million!


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kami

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nicee (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*.✧ as a fellow 20 yr old i admire you so much. the ability to create a webpage with so many users is so inspiring. keep at it man!!


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⸸Ꭰҽąէհჯ_ჯᎠɾҽąʍҽɾ⸸

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Thank you so much for starting this project! I am so happy to see so many people have joined! It really warms my heart! Again, I can't thank you enough! This is my safe haven!


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WOOP WOOP


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rc_3010

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noice!


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Johnny Lee

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Nice


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