Ads-free Social Network
Privacy-respecting alternative to Facebook
is sublimely innocuous.
is the social network, and ComsMessenger
is the encrypted messaging and video calling app - both are accessd by log-in at coms.global
uses one optional cookie to help users stay logged in, plus a self-terminating secure session cookie to provide cohesion between pages in the app. There is no tracking of user actions, no recording of mouse and touch events, no analysis of anything at all.
Content is moderated in accordance with the principles of Coms
' Terms of Service
and at the direction of community reports and guidelines.
"If we pursue advertising revenue," says Coms
founder Craig Dunn
"We provide an alternative to Facebook and other data-raping social media that don't respect their users' privacy, or even their mental health. ComsChatter
's cool - a social network that does not collect any data about you, does not claim to own your content, and does not try to mess with your mind."
Community-owned Social NetworkComsChatter
is a community-owned social network: it is owned by its users who contribute a small annual amount to keep the site free of ads. As owner/users, ComsChatter
's members are able to effect the site's operation by expressing preferences, suggestions and complaints to its administration and developers.
"Our members are our bosses", Dunn declares, "- they put their lives online, both personally and professionally, and we help them do that safely by providing in-app content filters and human content moderation directed by community preferences, by not mining and selling user data, and by not pushing spammy content."
is our main offering", he concludes, "providing absolutely secure and private encrypted messaging and video calling, and we keep the site clean, simple and stable to protect that."
is free to use, but after 30 days the app invites users to contribute 29 US dollars each year to help the platform stay ads-free. Contributers do not see this message again until a year has passed.