Listen Now: Vero: The Anti-Facebook
There’s a new social media site on the market and it’s gaining a lot of friends.
Vero is an app originally released in 2015 that is now seeing a surge in popularity since a number of cosplay and tattoo communities began downloading it. Now it’s being billed as the anti-Facebook and that reason alone is attracting more users.
Unlike Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, Vero doesn’t support itself with advertising. Instead it’s a subscription based service where the first million people can sign up for free. The company says this will allow it to give people the best social media experience without trying to monetize their behavior.
It also allows you to categorize your friends into different groups based on your relationship. Then you can change the settings so only close friends see your vacation pictures instead of your boss.
Plus your connections won’t see which category you put them in so no hurt feelings. The company is also open about personal information it uses, unlike facebook which has come under fire for how and why it collects user data.
Who wants a friend like that?
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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