MinaGrey: A social network for creatives with more than fifty shades of grey

Review posted Sun 1 Jun '14
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Don't panic, MinaGrey is not the follow up to Fifty Shades of Grey! It's far more worthy to me than that poorly written piece of fluff. Let me just say from the outset here. This free, art and writing application is unlike any other app that we've seen before here at the FeedMyApp offices. I guess the best way to describe it is would be as a non-commercial artistic and creative community where musicians, artists, writers and scientists can freely share ideas, concepts and their artistic skills with the rest of the world. It's a social network - run by its users - that is as far removed from Facebook and Twitter as Edward Snowden is from the US Government.
 
Originally launched in 2012, MinaGrey is an exciting niche social network for fine artists, musicians and the creative community that draws its content exclusively from its ever-growing membership. While it may sound like a hippie version of Facebook however - and does work on similar social principles - it has very little in common with Mr Zuckerberg's money-making behemoth. Sure, it has a social extension for public chit-chat and you can comment on other members' contributions. You can love stuff and vote on other stuff or you can use it for some shameless self-promotion and marketing via Twitter, Google or Facebook. While it is best known for its scientific news, the music section has featured world-renowned musicians while the art section exhibits an extraordinary collection of unique pieces. The protected members' area has so many functions for cross promotion and marketing for community members and you can tweet, re-tweet fellow members, share posts on Facebook, 'like' links and watch and 'like' videos. If you get really inspired you can upload your music, post prose or poetry, upload artworks and even license them free for free. The philosophies of MinaGrey are far from commercial and artists, writers and musicians can license their pieces without paying a cent in commissions. It also has the strictest anti-spam policies, doesn't use cookies or advertise and doesn't even send out newsletters. MinaGrey believes that resources should be made available to everyone. If you feel you have something in common with their philosophies, why not join in on the fun and get creative with this fine artistic community.
 
Social networking is here to stay but it's changing a little. More and more, people are tiring of Facebook's ever-growing commercialism and are looking for a slightly more niche market to share their thoughts and opinions - not to mention their creative skills. MinaGrey was originally conceived as a 'cafe' des artistes' or a place where artists and intellectuals could meet and share opinions, resources, ideas or, quite simply - discover the meaning of life. Now available for your mobile, it offers a free, information-packed platform where you can meet and share with like-minded souls from all over the world who are also interested in science, the arts, music and literature.



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