HeadsUp.social Social Synergy Network
 

Help and F.A.Q.

 
 

Support

Support is available in everyone's Contacts list - message or video-call us anytime, or email
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Social

HeadsUp.social Social network helps build synergic relationships between people whose interests and values converge, and it uses principles of humane technology to avoid causing societal harms and anti-social behaviour.
 
The Public feed contains posts by everyone, and the My Feed stream contains posts by yourself, your contacts and people you follow, posts with hashtags you follow and posts in groups you are a member of.
 
  • Written replies - not Likes
    There is no Like button on social posts - "likes" have fostered a habit of shallow, non-verbal interaction blamed for causing weakened relationships and diminished cognition.
     
    Written replies, on the other hand, are highly valued and each new comment moves the post to the top of the feed, keeping active posts current while inactive ones slip away.
     
  • No sharing, no virality
    There is no Share button on social posts - "shares" are blamed for the "viral" spread of conspiracies and disinformation and giving posts an un-natural prominence.
     
    Posts with interesting and valuable content will be found in an organic way by people following each other's posts, joining groups and via hashtags and bookmarks.
     
    To invite others to visit a post, use the Link button to copy the URL, then send it in a message.
 
There are three ways in which members can moderate what they see, available via the menu on every post and comment:
 
  • Block user
    Use the Block function to hide posts by someone whose content you don't like and prevent them from seeing your posts. This protects your interests while allowing others freedom of expression. (Un-do blocking in Settings).
     
  • Report post
    Use the Report function to send a message to Support, explaining why you find the post objectionable. HeadsUp admin thanks you and will take the appropriate action.
     
  • Delete comment
    Post-owners can use the Delete this comment function to remove any comment on their posts.
 
Use the Follow to create connection opportunities: Create a hashtag by using # at the start of a word in Social posts. Others are then able to find your posts by searching hashtags and following the same ones you use.
 
Use #hashtags to create connection opportunities: Create a hashtag by using # at the start of a word in Social posts. Others are then able to find your posts by searching hashtags and following the same ones you use.
 
Use Bookmarks to quickly return to posts you want to follow, so you don't have to search for them in the streams. Bookmarks are listed using the author's name and the post's original date.
 
Videos from Youtube and Vimeo can be embedded in your posts and comments. Copy the video URL and paste it into the post editor just like any other link.
 
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Messages

HeadsUp.social messages are encrypted and stored only on the device (computer, tablet, smart-phone) which sends them and on the device that receives them, and users can delete them at any time.
 
The messenger supports text, photos and video calls plus file-transfer and one-time Google-map location pin-pointing without tracking.
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Video Calls

HeadsUp.social video calls establish completely private and secure peer-to-peer connections directly between the users' browsers, supporting groups of up to six.
 
Screen-sharing is also supported, and other features include video-recording, video-playback in "Auto Answer", sanpshots and choice of connected webcams and microphones.
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Profile Settings

The Profile Settings page contains settings for password, email, privacy and notifications.
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Contacts

The Contacts page contains a list of your HeadsUp.social contacts and functions for sending and accepting contact requests, removing contacts and visiting your contacts' Social pages.
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People

The People page contains a list of all HeadsUp.social members whose privacy settings allow. There are also functions for sending and accepting contact requests, removing contacts and visiting people's Social pages.
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