In the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, users have been fleeing to other social apps like open source microblogging platform Mastodon and niche communities like CounterSocial. Now, another social app called Hive is seeing a boost in sign-ups in response to the upheaval at Twitter. The app today finds itself in the top 20 on the U.S. App Store after witnessing a surge of new interest over the weekend as the situation at Twitter continues to devolve.
Founded in 2019 by then-22-year-old Kassandra Pop, Hive is not a direct Twitter clone. Instead, the Gen Z-focused social app was described in a Teen Vogue profile last year as combining concepts from a variety of social networks, including both Instagram and Twitter and even MySpace — the latter thanks to a feature that lets Hive users add music to their profiles, among other things.
The app is also not solely timeline-based, as Twitter is. In addition to the main feed, Hive’s users can explore their interests across a range of topic-based communities, like Science, Tech, Cars, Music, Fashion, Pets, Crafts, Books, Travel, Gaming, Art, Food, and many others. Here, users can like, comment, and repost the shared content, similar to other social networks, as well as click on hashtags to dive in further.
Now there’s too much to catch if they are competing with Twitter, but there’s also an opportunity as Twitter is getting quite a hatred these days. Lets see forward to this, stay tuned in for more tech-related news…