Hive Social has seen 1 million sign-ups since Elon Musk bought Twitter

While Twitter suffers amid Elon Musk’s takeover, Hive Social is profiting from the chaos.

The social app has reported more than 1 million subscriptions in the last 30 days and is at the top of the social network apps chart of the Apple App Store.

The spike comes as Twitter has seen an increase in racial slurs since Musk stepped in and lifted Donald Trump’s ban, along with the Twitter Blue fiasco that allowed anyone to be verified.

These, among other things, have led to more than a million Twitter users fleeing Twitter, MIT reports.

Launched in 2019, Hive Social is said to be the closest replica of Twitter, with its own timeline, profiles, and key posts, while drawing inspiration from Instagram by emphasizing visuals.

The app is said to be the closest design to Twitter

Hive Social has reported 1 million subscriptions since Elon Musk bought Twitter in October. The app is said to be the closest design to Twitter

Many Twitter users are looking for an alternative because they believe Musk’s platform will soon disappear from the internet due to mass firings of the new owner, reinstatement of previously banned accounts and the failure of Twitter Blue.

One possible reason for Hive Social’s rise is that users believe “racism and bigotry won’t fly” on the platform, while Musk appears to allow it under his freedom of speech guidelines.

Hive posted on Twitter on Monday that it does not tolerate bigotry and hate, and that Donald Trump and Andrew Tate, a controversial YouTube star and kickboxer who was banned from Twitter in 2017 for spouting misogynistic opinions, have been banned from the social media app.

The post notes that “white supremacists were also deleted, without warning.”

The spike comes as Twitter has seen racial slurs on the rise since Musk stepped in and lifted Donald Trump's ban, along with the Blue Twitter fiasco that allowed anyone to be verified.

The spike comes as Twitter has seen racial slurs on the rise since Musk stepped in and lifted Donald Trump’s ban, along with the Blue Twitter fiasco that allowed anyone to be verified.

One of the main possible reasons for the rise of Hive Social is that users believe that

One of the main possible reasons for Hive Social’s rise is that users believe “racism and bigotry won’t fly” on the platform.

These spots may be the reason why many users are fleeing Twitter and why Hive may have seen a spike in sign-ups.

According to TechCrunch, Hive saw a spike in users in the weeks leading up to and days after Musk closed his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.

Hive Social takes inspiration from Instagram by emphasizing that users post visuals

Hive Social takes inspiration from Instagram by emphasizing that users post visuals

About 214,000 of the 733,000 total lifetime installations of Hive appeared across iOS and Android in the last 30 days, according to Sensor Tower.

Hive appears to be taking a page from Twitter with its feed that allows users to follow various topics, such as science and sports, and hashtags that help users discover similar content.

Users can also like, comment and reshare posts, as is the usual method in many social networks.

Hive also allows users to add music to their profiles, which draws inspiration from the nostalgic MySpace credited with being the first social media platform.

Users can even upload nude photos to the platform that can be flagged as NSFW (not safe for work), but its guidelines indicate that Hive isn’t looking to be a competitor to OnlyFans.

While these features are nothing to write home about for many users, the intolerance of hate and racism attracts a large number of people looking to flee Twitter.

Data shows that N-word usage tripled on Twitter during Musk’s acquisition.

Another important difference between the two platforms is that Hive Social claims not to use algorithms to determine what posts users see.

Another important difference between the two platforms is that Hive Social claims not to use algorithms to determine what posts users see.

An investigation by the UK-based nonprofit Center Against Digital Hate (CCDH) reported that the use of racist, homophobic, transphobic and anti-Semitic slurs rose significantly after Musk took over Twitter on Oct. 27, Newsweek and the Associated Press reported.

In Musk’s first week of running Twitter, the study revealed that anti-Semitic phrases “k***”, racist terms “w**” and “***” – appeared in 2,598, 1,256 and 935 retweets. This is an increase of 23, 62 and 77 percent, respectively, compared to the 2022 average.

Another important difference between the two platforms is that Hive Social claims not to use algorithms to determine what posts users see.

This follows the chronological timeline method that many social media sites have abandoned.

On the other hand, Twitter has algorithms running in the background to suggest topics based on what the systems think someone might like.

However, people have stated that usernames on Hive are not unique or protected, allowing users to duplicate names and impersonate people.

This was a problem Musk found when he let anyone and everyone get verified by paying $8 a month for Twitter Blue.

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