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#iACast 74: Social Media

On this episode of the iA Cast, Michael Doise, Anne Currie, Aleeha Dudley, and Jason Earls talk about social media and we cover social media networks many others have not thought of. These include:

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Vero: The surprisingly Accessible Social Network

As social media continues to evolve, several applications have promised to be the new Facebook or Instagram, and  one application in particular has gone above and beyond to provide an accessible and user-friendly experience for everyone.

How does it work

Vero promises to be an app like Instagram. The user can post about books, movies and TV, Links, Photos, and more. It is interesting to note that the app does not support plan text posts, so it makes the user be more creative with regards to what they post. My first post was about the current book that I am reading.

You will also find that people can follow you, but there are no ads or algorithms, so what you see is what you get and in the order you were meant to receive it.

Advantages

As I said earlier, Vero doesn’t have any ads and it doesn’t have any algorithms. Users that sign up now will get a free lifetime membership, so if and when Vero adds paid subscriptions, you will remain a free member.

Accessibility on the Vero app is amazing, and it appears that VoiceOver works throughout the app. VoiceOver users can read alt text on photos and book recommendations.

Conclusion

While Vero may not be the replacement for Facebook and Instagram that everyone wants, it does provide an alternative for those who want a small social network between friends and followers.