Why Noise.app Is A Good Idea.
I found out about Noise.app a few months ago, to be honest I was too busy with myself to take a closer look at the app. At first glance, I even thought it was just a copycat that had nothing to do with noise.cash. Why should noise.cash set up an offshoot, I thought. The website works well and is successful. However, I quickly realised that Noise.app is not a fake. Many of my friends were there, and they wouldn't do it if Noise.app was a scam app.
As I have not been active on Noise.cash or read.cash lately (I have not been active on any social network at all, I needed time to find my centre again and rethink my future), the development in Bitcoin Cash universe and in Noise has passed me by. I needed peace and distance from the world (including the online world) and even set my spam filter so high that very few emails got through to me.
A few days ago I checked my spam folder because occasionally mails arrived there that were important to me after all, and I saw a mail from Noise. They invited me to migrate from Noise.cash to Noise.app. I thought about it for a moment and did it. What happened then shocked me a bit, after the migration started I could no longer write posts in noise.cash. In noise.app I could post, but when I found some of my friends (this was very easy because I had them on my homepage immediately), I could not comment and write to them that I have now arrived at noise.app. That was really frustrating. I saw everything, the posts and comments but I could not participate as I was used to. I felt like an outcast, as one who is behind a mirror transparent from one side (like in those crime movies), who sees everything but is invisible to everyone else.
This could not stay like this, I had to change it. Since in my noise.app - account already many older posts from the noise.cash - Accout were transferred, I checked them a little. Under my old posts were also coments there, also the coments were also transferred noise.cash. I found a friend, in this case it was idksamad78699 and I could write him about my problem. After idksamad78699 wrote a post about me joining Noise.app, everything happened very quickly. The message spread in no time and after not too long I could use noise.app normally. I could join conversations without any problems. I can see the comment field everywhere now.
At the first moment I thought - nice that it works again and nice that it happened so fast. I'm lucky that I already have so many friends in Noise.cash and read.cash who didn't forget about me even though I wasn't active for a while. But then I immediately thought about new, unknown users. How do they need to feel and how do they achieve possibility of being seen? That must be very difficult. I wrote a short post about it in Noise.app, which led to a small discussion with Simon, the creator of read.cash, Noise.cash and Noise.app (by the way, it was a pleasure to get in touch with him again after a long break).
His reasoning got me thinking and I understood the genius of the idea. Onboarding on Noise.app is indeed significantly more difficult than on the usual social platforms, but what makes noise.app so special? That's the fact that I don't just follow the people I'm interested in (that's the case everywhere), I follow the people I TRUST, and vice versa, the people who TRUST me follow me. Noise.app is not (only) based on interests, but mainly on trust, and trust is one of the strongest bonds. So every new user must be trustworthy, at least with one member, the longer they stay in the network and behave trustworthy, the more trustworthy they will become and the more friends they will have.
Trust is built up for a very long time. It can take months and years and can be squandered within a very short time, so a network built on trust must be very stable and robust. It is possible that it will grow slower than many other networks, but a bad social network can grow quickly and then fall very quickly. People will quickly leave it and take their friends elsewhere. It looks like that's what's happening with Twitter right now. It's possible that Twitter will become a ghost town inhabited by bots in the future. And if Noise.cash is lucky, maybe some of these Twitter refugees will switch to Noise.app. I wish it very much.
Wonderful thoughts. We should follow the rules and let it serve the purpose... It's built on trust
Indeed Sir Simon has came with a wonderful and unique idea. This could be an anti-spam place