|Type of business||Private|
Type of site
|Social network service|
|Key people||Bill Ottman, Founder & CEO
John Ottman, Co-Founder & Chairman
Mark Harding, Co-Founder & CTO
|Alexa rank||4.4k (Aug 2017[update])|
|Registration||Required to post, follow, or be followed; Anonymous registration allowed|
|Users||2+ million active (September 2017)|
Minds is an open source social networking service, headquartered in New York City. Elements of the global hacktivist collective Anonymous showed initial support for Minds, based on its foundation of transparency and privacy.
The service is being developed by Minds Foundation, Inc.
Native device support
Minds is supported on both desktop and mobile devices. An official mobile Minds application is available for iOS and Android.
The Minds social network includes full end-to-end encryption and asymmetrically encrypted chat messaging with private passwords.
Minds rewards content and engagement (swipes, votes, referrals and comments) with points, which users can then spend towards "boosting" posts.
Voting and swiping
With Minds, users can vote on content and other users using swipe gestures, similar to the app Tinder.
Minds allows its users to discover people and brands with geofiltering for local and global networking.
Geofiltering is not available on the app platform.
Minds allows the translation of posts into any language and user interface is available in English and Spanish.
Minds.org is a portal for community code development and documentation of the Minds distributed social networking stack which includes Apache Cassandra, Neo4j, Apache Cordova, AngularJS, PHP, Nginx and Elasticsearch.
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