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What is WallDrop? WallDrop Review

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What is WallDrop? WallDrop Review

WallDrop – Expressing Who You Really Are

Social networking is such a funny thing. It started out as a way to get in touch with the people you know and offered a chance to meet people who shared your interests. You know, THE definition of networking.

But these days, social networking seems like a totally different creature. Quite separate from what it was initially conceived to be. Today, when you browse through Facebook or Twitter, you’re bound to see spam, advertising and irrelevant content.

You say to yourself, “This isn’t the way social networking is supposed to be!” Even the people who “follow” you on any of these networks have suspicious personalities because you don’t know if they’re real or just one of those accounts used to gain followers.

In short, social media has become quite a crowded place. It has you thinking of going back to the old times when things were really just simple. You want to go back to the time when online connections made were genuine. Well, luckily, WallDrop is here to save the day.

What is WallDrop?

WallDrop is still relatively new (in beta) and the concept behind the site is to eliminate all the noise that comes with current social media platforms and return to the ways things were.

While still being a social network, WallDrop cuts off the things that make Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites such a clutter. In essence, it’s like a back to basics kind of social network.

It’s one where you can form genuine connections with people who share your interests.

Walldrop Home Page

Walldrop Home Page

WallDrop Home Page

What is a walldrop on WallDrop?

Once you sign with WallDrop, you can start creating “walldrops.” It can be anything that you find interesting – a message, picture, voice comment or even a URL to something that you find interesting on the web.

This walldrop can be seen by your friends and followers. They can participate in what you shared or completely ignore it. Suppose you saw a new film and made a comment about it. Whether the comment you made was good or bad, when someone finds an interest about what you said, they can leave a comment on that walldrop which can lead to a full length discussion about the film in general – exactly the essence of a social network.

What’s interesting about a walldrop is that a user can choose to like, dislike or flag that content. When they find it offensive or inappropriate, your content can be flagged. However, if they downright don’t like it, they can dislike your content. Apparently, the savvy developers at WallDrop are well aware of the many requests at Facebook for a “dislike” button!

Sample Walldrop On Walldrop

Sample Walldrop On Walldrop

This is a walldrop at WallDrop

Key Features

  • #Discussions – this is where everything on WallDrop happens. This is the area where you get to express who you are and where you can read what others are talking about. Basically, it functions like a hashtag where everyone can read all the posts under one keyword.
Discussions On Walldrop

Discussions On Walldrop

Follow #discussions on WallDrop

  • Recently viewed – just like Friendster of old, you can find out who viewed your profile – a feature that was ultimately lost when Facebook emerged because of their privacy rules. What was nice about Friendster in the past was that it interested people to see who viewed their profile. Basically, if a girl has a school crush and that person views her Friendster profile: instant butterflies. One always has to wonder who might be stalking them on social media. This feature allows for reverse stalking so you don’t have to wonder anymore!
Walldrop Recent Profile Views

Walldrop Recent Profile Views

Who on earth is looking at your WallDrop profile? -Reverse Stalking-

  • Messages – applicable when you want to personally talk to another person and don’t want the entire public to read about it.
Walldrop Messages

Walldrop Messages

WallDrop features internal messaging

  • Timeline sorting – walldrops can be messages, pictures, audio, etc. When you just want to view photo walldrops, you just filter that and presto, only photo walldrops will appear on your timeline.
  • Activities – works just like notifications. When someone mentions you, you will know and be kept in the loop.
  • Audio comment – possibly the coolest and most unique feature of WallDrop. Click the button speak into the mic and leave your audio comment! 5 – stars on this and you won’t find this feature at the competitors social platforms.
Walldrop Audio Comment

Walldrop Audio Comment

WallDrop lets you leave audio comments! -Cool!-

The future of WallDrop

We think that WallDrop has a lot of potential. Sure the site is brand new and in beta but it offers some very unique traits that we think will draw people to it. As WallDrop continues development we would like to see mobile apps become available for it.

Another thing we would anticipate is a switch over to HTTPS-SSL so that the entire site would be fully secured. One other item that is a must have is a custom URL feature so that we can link back to our WallDrop page and share it with others. The last item on our WallDrop wish list would be API’s, widgets and social media integration for other social platforms.

It is a bit early to make radical predictions on this newcomer. What we can tell you is that we are already there ( @ImpactSocialMe1 ) and beginning to participate. We will be watching this platform closely to see how things progress along. The site is still too new to be viewable at Alexa so it is not clear how much site traffic and/or how much traffic increase there is. What we have seen thus far has been impressive and that says a lot.

Walldrop Stats At Alexa

Walldrop Stats At Alexa

WallDrop is too new to view stats at Alexa

Takeaway

When you want a social network that is free from all the clutter that is prevalent in the mediums of today, WallDrop can be your new choice. Give it a try and see if you really can express who you truly are. Get in on the ground floor with this late comer and be a part of its growth and development.

Visit Walldrop on the web at http://www.walldrop.com

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