How To Use Minds Social Network – A Twitter Alternative

Are you looking for a Twitter alternative social media network where you get rewarded for using the network? The Minds network is one of several of my favorite social media alternative networks. Now with many contemplating Twitter, Minds is becoming one of the top Twitter alternatives out there.

Minds is an open-source and decentralized social network for Internet freedom. By and large, Minds is a combination of Twitter and Facebook all rolled into one without censorship or all political posts like Parler had become, or as supposedly the other alternative networks had become.

What I really love about Minds is the rewards you for engaging on their network. Hence, you may use the rewards (tokens as they call them) to boost your content or Minds channel.

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The Minds social media network is quickly becoming one of my favorite social media networks today. #Minds Click To Tweet

Getting Started On The Minds Social Network

Like any other social media network set up your profile with your picture and bio. You may include your website or blog address in it. Then, you can connect to your other social media channels too if you like right on your Minds profile. Note, that you can see my Minds profile page below. ⬇️

Of course, look for some folks to follow or start following me. 

In fact, you can also follow fellow blogger Eric on the Minds alternative social media network.  Minds - the Twitter alternative

Learn how to set your Minds social network profile, a Twitter alternative network.

Using Groups On Minds

Like Facebook, the Minds social network offers a group feature. You can start or join a group on Minds. I’m a member of a blogging group there. There are over 2,000 blog members and I’d love to see more bloggers join in and make it a really great group to share blogging tips and posts.

Moreover, there are many different types of groups on minds and if you are into Bitcoin or any cryptocurrency, Minds is the place for YOU. Since I first wrote about Minds there have been many more groups formed. You are sure to find one you like.

There are over 2,000 blog members and I'd love to see more bloggers join in and make it a really great group to share blogging tips and posts. #Minds #socialmedia Click To Tweet

 

The Minds Algorithm

Recently the Minds network has let its users decide on how their own algorithm should work. It is called “Build Your Algorithm.”

This is very different from the other social media networks out there today. The “others” are influenced and shaped by biases and decisions we don’t agree with. (according to Minds.)

You get to build your algorithm and choose how and what you want to see in your Minds feed! Not only that, but you decide what types of content do and don’t get amplified for you.

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The new Minds algorithm lets you choose how you see it.

I love that Minds lets you choose your algorithm for your own feed.

The Discovery Feed

Now, if you have been following me for any amount of time on Inspire To Thrive you know how I love Twitter Lists. Well, Minds has its own type of list called “Your Tags”.

These tags are similar to the Twitter lists in that you can follow certain topics (tags) and stay in that feed vs. the whole feed. Comparatively, it will save you time and keep you focused on your topics.

 

your tags on the Minds social media network
How to view and use tags on Minds.

How To Speak Your Mind

To post on the Minds Social Network, you hit the Speak Your Mind area at top of the feed.

You can add images or videos to your Minds post. Next, be sure to add tags (hashtags) to your posts so they can be searched on the network.

Now, be sure to watch the video below to learn more. ⬇️ 📺

 

 

How To Use Jasper AI In The Minds Platform

 

Using Jasper AI within Minds
Learn how easy to use Jasper AI for creating content with the Minds social network.

Yes, you can create content with Jasper AI right on the Minds social network with their Google Chrome extension. How easy is that?  When your tongue gets tied you can rely on Jasper to help you.

What Are Reminds On The Minds Social Network?

If you want to share someone else’s posts they are called reminds. It is the Twitter alternative to retweets.

However, you can choose the “quote” button to add your own commentary before sharing and make it more personal. Furthermore, these “reminds: work great on the mobile app as well. You can do almost anything on the mobile app that you can do on the desktop today.

Even so, with the mobile app, you will be asked occasionally to upgrade the app and I do recommend that you do. However, it only takes a minute and it keeps your Minds account more secure.

If you want to share someone else's posts they are called reminds. #Mindssocialnetwork Click To Tweet

How to Share From Minds to Twitter and/or Facebook

You do have the option to share your Minds posts on Twitter or Facebook. At the bottom of each Minds post, you can see the share button.

how to share from Minds social media to Twitter or Facebook
Learn how to share Minds posts to other social networks.

It’s a great way to encourage others from those networks to join you over on Minds.

Many people may think of it as another alternative social media network but Minds really is different from the majority of them.

You do have the option to share your Minds posts to Twitter or Facebook. #minds #socialmedia Click To Tweet

What Are The New Superminds?

Supermind is a new feature on Minds that enables fans to directly support creators they trust, and get engagement from them in return. Fans get replies, and creators make money doing what they already do.

According to the Minds email, “With the introduction of Supermind, we’ve also updated the monetization terms of service that apply to all users of paid products on Minds. These updates include the addition of Supermind-specific terms, as well as an update to the platform fee for creator revenue: Creators keep 85% of all earnings, and 15% covers referral share, third-party processing fees, and Minds platform fee.”

Earning Tokens On Minds Social Network

So, you may be wondering how I earn tokens. It’s really quite simple. You engage on the network as you would on any other social media network. Next, you can use these tokens to boost your own content or page or boost other channels.

Each day you will receive a contribution score for your activity on the Minds network.

Now, this score determines your share of the daily rewards pool and results in a payout of Minds Tokens, which can be used to support other channels or boost your content for more reach.

Each day you will receive a contribution score for your activity on the Minds network. #Minds #socialmedianetworks Click To Tweet

Turning Tokens into Bitcoins

In order to earn bitcoins, you can turn your tokens into bitcoins and put them in your wallet. Now, you have 3 choices for a wallet: Coinbase, WalletConnect, or MetaMask.

the Minds Wallet - an alternative to Twitter
Turn your Minds tokens into Bitcoin.

You can also earn tokens and access the decentralized web with them.

As I mentioned in the above video, Minds has been around since 2015 and started as a blockchain social network.  So, if you are into cryptocurrency Minds is the place for you as an alternative to Twitter.

Minds Social Network Chat

The Minds social network has a chat feature that was launched at the beginning of May 2021. The chat features include:

  • End-to-end encryption
  • Direct messaging
  • Private chat rooms
  • Public chat rooms
  • Video conferencing
  • File-sharing
  • Single sign-on with Minds credentials
  • Voice and video calling
  • Bridges and extensions
  • and, Much more.

The Minds Analytics Feature

Yes, just like with any other social media network you can check your analytics out on the Minds social network.

For example, as shown below you can pick 12 months or just one month to see how your impressions or pageviews are doing. Great for marketers on the network.⬇️

 

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View your stats in the Minds dashboard.

Minds Town Hall

In October of 2021 Minds did their first Minds Town Hall. It was held with the community to increase transparency, address questions and provide updates on their roadmap

Leaders from Minds did a live video where users could ask and have questions answered. They plan on doing these every quarter for their network users.

How To Use The Minds.com App

The new Minds mobile app includes account-switching (woot!), a new camera (zoom, HDR, low-light), redesigned channel page, an in-app browser, and many other fixes and improvements.

According to Minds “For the best experience, download the mobile app directly from Minds. All content is accessible.

Make sure you are running Android 5 (Lollipop) or higher and update phone settings to “allow installation of apps from unknown sources.” NSFW (not safe for work) content is not currently accessible on Google Play due to their terms of service.”

However, if you don’t mind not having NSFW you can download it from the Android store. But some users have complained about the “irrevocable, perpetual use of your personal submitted information in the terms and conditions. Be sure to read them if you are concerned about that.

The Minds.com app has been known to have bugs from time to time and many updates. Hopefully, that will be updated and the kinks worked out for those that like to use apps on their mobile devices.

(I prefer using Minds on the desktop.)

The new Minds mobile app includes account-switching, a new camera (zoom, HDR, low-light), redesigned channel page, an in-app browser. #mindsapp Click To Tweet

Your 2 Cents On The Minds Social Media Network – A Twitter Alternative

Have you tried out the Minds network? I’d love to know your thoughts on this Twitter alternative social media site today! One side note: I see many people starting an account and not posting. You have to give it time to grow, just like other social networks. It will not happen overnight, so have some patience and above all, have fun with it.

Finally, please leave a comment below so we can discuss or I can answer any questions you may have about the Minds social network!

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  • Wow! Love the depth you take on your posts. I always feel like I’m slacking after reading. I used minds for quite a bit and you might look at another good Twitter alternative that you can earn some tokens off of and that is d.buzz (http://d.buzz). They are a part of the Hive network and you can make some money off of it. You aren’t going to get rich but the community is fairly active in my opinion.

    I think your community could really benefit from the depth you put into an overview like that.

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you, Bryan. Are you still on Minds Bryan? I have not heard of that. I may do another post about the other alternatives as well. I will check that one out. Have a great day!

  • Hi Lisa

    This sounds really great.

    So tired of the same old social platforms.

    Nothing new going on with them, so this looks exciting.

    I’ll definitely jump in 🙂

    -Donna

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Donna, I hear you on that one! Do give it time to adjust to Minds – I did and am really liking it there. Lots of variety of topics and a blogging group too. Thanks for coming by and Happy 1st day of June 🙂

  • Dexter Roona says:

    Hi Lisa, I think I am going to take a look at this. Is there a referral system? If so what is your link? And are you using this to boost your blog in a Viral Content Bee style or using it to earn % of Bitcoin?

    Have you earned anything yet?

    Regards Dexter

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Dexter. Yes, my referral link is https://www.minds.com/register?referrer=lispats I am using it to boost my content and other’s content on the network. It is similar to Viral Content Bee in that regard. You can also earn or pay via bitcoin too. I’ve just done it for the boosts. You are rewarded for engaging (not like Facebook where you have to pay!) But of course, you can pay there too for a premium membership. Something I may do soon! Thanks for checking this one out Dexter. Have a great weekend ahead!

  • Good to know Lisa. I am totally new to Minds; I had never heard of it before reading your blog post. The 2K bloggers group network definitely caught my eye. I am always on the lookout for meeting, greeting, helping and befriending new bloggers. Thanks!

    Ryan

    • Lisa says:

      I’m glad you signed up Ryan. I really think you will like this network. It takes time like any new network to get familiar and use it daily. I love the variety of people and topics that are on this Minds network and of course, that they reward you for engaging on it. You can then share your content out more with the rewards or use it on others content too 🙂 Thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment Ryan. Have a great evening!

  • Eric Cole says:

    Thanks for the mention Lisa. I do like how Minds has evolved. Definitely a platform to pay attention to these days. Somehow the user interface works better for me than many other sites. And I am not entirely sure why.

    • Lisa says:

      You are most welcome Eric. I’m really enjoying this social network. It really has evolved and it will be interesting to see where else it goes. I love how it works on mobile – easier than others for sure! Thanks for coming by on this one Eric and have a great day 🙂

  • Bren Welch says:

    Great article, Lisa! Glad to see you writing about Minds! And thanks for the shoutout!

    • Lisa says:

      You are most welcome Bren. I’m really loving this network after trying about a dozen of the alternative ones out there. We will have to try out that chat feature soon. Thanks for coming by and have a GOOD day! 🙂

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