ALIKE: A Social Network for an Anti-Social America (T̶r̶o̶l̶l̶s̶)

  • Since the 2016 elections, the American divide has only worsened.
  • We believe there is more in common between us all.
  • We reject the focus on differences.
  • We reject division.

ALIKE is where the ALIKE-minded Americans can meet, share, learn, grow and put thought into action.

  • Are you sick of the increasing divisiveness on (Anti-)Social Media?
  • Would you rather your time be better spent, productive?
  • Interested in learning about other population groups?
  • Care to help bridge the ever-widening gap?

ALIKE is a Social Media Platform for adults.

No, not that kind of adult site.

ALIKE is moderated.

  • Posts are filtered for language. 
  • Abusive behavior is reportable. 
  • Abusive members are banned.
  • In other words, ALIKE has a Zero Troll Policy

That does not mean ALIKE is boring. In fact, we expect there to be disagreements and healthy debates, but just as we learned in high school debate, there have to be rules to keep the discourse productive, you know, civilized.

We know that Americans are good people at heart, even when our minds are not in step, and ALIKE illustrates that. User-generated & shared content, once posted, is visible to ALL registered users who can comment on it and engage with other users.

  • Question: You mean I have no privacy?
  • Answer: You control what you post, so you control your privacy with your adult judgment. 
  • And no, you do not need to use your real name.

The idea is to learn. Ultimately we alone are responsible for our personal growth. If we get our information only from echo chambers of what we already believe, we further widen the chasm. 
Be Social.
Connect with ALIKE-minded members and find how much in common we share.

ALIKE accepts no advertising.

  • Have you grown weary of "Sponsored Content?"
  • Do you actually find ads worthwhile?
  • Tired of being a product?

Google, Facebook, DropBox, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, Skype and others do a great deal more than simply sponge up your data to sell to their advertisers. They snoop, spy, hunt, and you are the quarry. When you use their Search Engines, Social Media, Maps, Email, Browsers and Operating Systems, this allows them to tap directly into all you do, across all your devices, your browsing activity and history, and the relationships you have.

Do you know Google’s mission? Read its patents: http://www.google.de/patents/EP1634206A4?hl=de&cl=en This is no accident. It's a publicly declared mission statement and you're OK with it, in exchange for their services.

ALIKE is subscription-based.

  • $1 a month keeps the ads out and our lights on.
  • $1 a month also keeps the Trolls elsewhere.
    • Think about it... would you repeatedly waste your money?

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Likes, Bookmarks and Subscriptions
    • Members can share content to various Social and Community sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Reddit, but only registered ALIKE members can view that content.
  • Comments
    • Members can post comments to content. 
    • HERE is where the magic happens. 
  • Members can post a variety of types of media to their walls:
    • Images
    • Video
    • Mp3s
    • Links
    • Or traditional comments and, but keep in mind, you are sharing and expected to bridge the gap, not widen it.
  • Sections
    • Profile
    • Newsfeed
    • Moderation
  • Profile Image
    • Integrate your avatar from Gravatar
    • Upload your own
  • Notifications
    • Get notified when a new comment or post is added. 
  • Bookmarking
    • Share your posts (including all media attached) to other Social sites such as Facebook and Twitter or on Social Bookmarking sites like Digg or Delicio.us.
  • Newsfeed 
    • Your curated feed
  • All Posts
    • This is your "Browse" feature
  • Subscribers
    • See who follows you
  • Subscriptions
    • Whom you follow
  • Wall
    • Review your own content
    • Here's also where you post new content

(Kumbaya)