A new social network called Niume has gone live, created for people frustrated with the limitations Facebook and Twitter by offering an instant audience for users content and solves the issue of noisy feeds.
Users post in themed communities known as ‘circles’ and their content is seen immediately by everyone following that circle. Posts can also be liked, shared or ‘hyped’ by the followers, all of whom have a shared interest in the subject.
Co-Founder Francesco Facca comments, “Niume is about sharing your ideas with like-minded people outside your usual connections, and helping you discover more from people who like the same things as you. The circles naturally filter content by interest theme, reducing noisy feeds. For people posting content, Niume uniquely offers users instant reach. You don’t have to build a following first, and that is the real joy of Niume.”
The circles (over 500 to date) can be set up by anyone, on any subject, and followed by anyone else who’s interested. This new approach to social media leads to high-quality interactions, informed discussion, and the sharing of great content. Niume has had great initial success in its photography, art and travel circles with over 120,000 page views, and this is set to grow across the ever-increasing number of different interest areas including sports, science, entertainment and music.
The original idea for Niume came about in 2012, when two maths graduates from Kings College London were discussing the limitations of established networks like Facebook and Twitter. Co-Founder Dani Gennaoui explains, “Our own experiences of social media frustrated us so much we decided to build our own. We wanted to create a level playing field for people posting content, rather than following the trend for having to build a following first, and also find a way to promote more meaningful discussions. For us Niume is social networking without the mindless procrastination factor. Ultimately our goal is to make Niume the most interesting place on the internet.”
Niume can be accessed at Niume.com. It is free to join, easy to use and secure. Content is monitored by the circle creators and a central team. Users can login to Niume using Facebook or google+ and posts to Niume can be automatically shared to the authors’ Facebook timeline.
The Niume app for Android is available now, with IOS set to follow in November.
Since its launch in July as an open platform, based on the feedback from its passionate users, Niume has grown rapidly to reach over 150,000 unique visitors in the last three months, and 12,076 posts to date.
Niume’s top 25 circles
1. 1. Pictures with a Voice (inspiring photography)
2. 2. Street Art Lovers
3. 3. Industrial Design
4. 4. Arty Farty
5. 5. Right Here, RIght Now (News)
6. 6. Must Read Classics (Literature)
7. 7. Quotes
8. 8. Fantasy Novels
9. 9. Architecture
10. 10. In Tune (Music)
11. 11. Indie Rock
12. 12. All time classics (Music)
13. 13. London Hidden Gems
14. 14. The Classical Voice
15. 15. Filmofilia
16. 16. To the extreme (Sports)
17. 17. Travel
18. 18. Best Destinations
19. 19. Photographers
20. 20. Terra Nostra (photography)
21. 21. Cosmology
22. 22. Cracked Up (Humour)
23. 23. Crazy Goals
24. 24. De Religio
25. 25. Issues & opinions