02 Feb Spoutible Launch For Pre-Registered Users is Here
BotSentinel Founder Christopher Bouzy, who appeared on the David Binkowski Podcast Episode 23 to discuss Inauthentic Social Media, officially launched Spoutible on February 1st, the first day of Black History Month in the US. That makes Christopher the first black-owned Twitter spin off/app.
Chris’s Twitter competitor has an anti-harassment and hate policy and allows users to fully control their experience including checking other users ratings for their toxicity score based on BotSentinel‘s technology of identifying bots and serial harassers. This unique feature allows users to automatically block or hide users whose BotSentinel score reaches a certain threshold.
We’ve been eagerly anticipating this launch ever since leaving Twitter once Elon started banning journalists and apparently a lot of other people have been as well: The site had 10,000 account signups from the 150,000 pre-launch sign up list in 8 minutes of it opening up and additional servers have had to be added to handle so much traffic.
The Spoutible servers are performing much better now and I’m excited to see it grow. Right now the site is only accessible to people who’ve pre-registered and it’s still wonky at times but it’s only day two. I have no doubt they’re working vigorously to bring this product to market for the public.
It looks like Twitter, it behaves like Twitter, and hopefully Chris can get quick import of the Twitter set up before the 9th when Elon announced the API is no longer free. The only disappointment is that when there is an error the 404 message is not a whale. Huge miss.
That said, even with posts, err, Spouts, vanishing after hitting send or media not being able to be uploaded, I have four new notifications to read based off of one post just a short while ago.
If you’re interested in following me there once it’s public my name is @dbinkowski. And if you’d like to listen to Christopher and I discuss social media I’ve embedded the full podcast episode below.
Full episode with Christopher Bouzy here: