I’ve been reading different news articles about SpaceHey and it’s nostalgic magic and how people are loving the retro vibes of the olden days. (They really make it sound super archaic, don’t they?) Though I’ve been experiencing major feels being here I worry that with this type of approach we’re doomed to experience SpaceHeys fall much like MySpace. Without support and backing for the Modern age, we may get a couple of good years and then end up like the unfortunate Mypace93ers. Shut down.
One of MySpaces issues was being unable to keep up with Facebook and other growing social media sites. In their attempt to keep up (much too late) they revamped it to something unrecognizable while simultaneously deleting remnants of what made it beautiful.
I would like to see SpaceHey grow, but with that comes certain truths we must face and hopefully being aware of them we can support An and his vision while preventing any undue surprises.
- The bigger a site gets the more space and speed and is needed, which means needing more money
So are we going keep buying stickers? Or are we going to have accept ads, which means catering to large corporations to be here?
- Social Media is monetizing everywhere
Sites like Fanbase, Clubhouse, Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, Patreon, Facebook and more are allowing content creators to earn revenue for their part in contributing to these platforms. In order to compete, SpaceHey will eventually have to offer the same…also this a better (or additional)alternative to ads as SpaceHey can gain a percentage from shops and subscriptions.
- Social Media Censorship Is Crushing Voices, even those that should be heard
The problem with censorship is it works both ways in society. 7 billion people on Earth with 7 billion ideas. In an idealistic, dreamy, Utopia- hate doesn’t exist, but in reality everyone hates something. If you give a business or platform permission to crush what you hate, you inadvertently give permission for others that hate you back to be crush you as well. (Show me in the History of the world where this doesn’t exist and I may consider changing my mind). The Garden of Eden only exist in fairy tales.
So what happens when reality of society reaches our doorstep here? Social media sites have taken a blanket approach to hate online and the reason is more logical than you think…
Take a daycare of a hundred and fifty-six 4 year old complaining incessantly over what movie to watch- each one hates what the other one wants to watch…tell me what you think the results will be and what you would do?
- Keeping Up with trends and features we love
Many of us have grown to love certain features present on other platforms: Live-streaming, Short TikTok/Reels videos, Audio streaming, Photo/Video Editing, Merchandise Shops and more. How will these things that are necessary to be a competing social media be implemented here without losing the Spacehey feel? Can this be a Modern “oldie”?
- Things are going to change
The more viral the platform becomes, the more requests start pouring in, the more people An will have employ to handle it all. Just like everyone has their gripes, everyone has their likes too and catering to hundreds of thousands of people is no easy feat…and it COSTS MONEY. Are you mentally and emotionally prepared for changes to take place here?
I’m curious about your thoughts, how we can help this place grow into something wonderful and STABLE for many years to come!