Apollo fintech launched Stratus on 27th November 2020, in a mission to replace existing giant social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter.
The duo is among the most used social media platforms today; the prior hosting over 2.7 billion active accounts monthly and the latter having over 330 million monthly active accounts.
However, the current social media space is plagued with many problems, including censorship of dissenting user views, data mining, and account security breaches.
Stratus now promises to solve existing issues that menace social media users with its new platform that offers a more secure, censorship-free, and convenient alternative.
In the case of freedom of speech, Stratus will task employees with a vital role in protecting all users’ content, ensuring they air freely in the ecosystem. Freedom of speech in social media is finally here, and users will never again be barred from sharing their content, thoughts, and opinions on the internet.
Privacy is also vital to ensure users’ finances, communications, and other private details stay away from prying eyes. Stratus has implemented policies to completely protect the users’ online experience from hackers and other bad actors looking to siphon and exploit personal info.
The new social platform institutes protocols like a 60 second KYC protocol to verify all members joining the ecosystem. Creating these protocols ensures that no cyberbullies, trolls, or criminals hide behind anonymous accounts and attack legitimate users.
Moreover, Stratus has introduced anti-data collection policies and will not engage in data mining for profit. Other big-tech social platforms like Facebook and Twitter have often been accused of selling private user data to advertisers, government agencies, and other third parties. The platform will also ensure the location and other device data are safe, courtesy of its Apollo blockchain base.
Headed by Apollo, Steve McCullah, Stratus will integrate interoperability in the social media space with its unique platform that merges socialization, entertainment, e-commerce, and other vital services into one dashboard, ensuring the ultimate convenience.
Local Hub: Facebook’s Ultimate Replacement
The local hub function in the Stratus ecosystem is quite similar to the function of Facebook. There is the profile section, which displays the user timeline for easy use. Users can post comments, videos, and photos publicly and leave space for their friends to react to these additions.
Additionally, the local hub section has a messaging option, allowing all the users to communicate via messages directly. Users can also navigate and create pages, groups, and events, just like they would on Facebook.
Stratus is soon replacing Facebook; it currently hosts all of Facebook’s functionalities and will soon roll out additional features to help users interact, make friends, and share content online, all under one centralized website.
Global hub: Twitters Ultimate Replacement
As a Twitter replacement, Stratus is introducing a global hub feature that incorporates all existing Twitter functionalities. The most common Twitter features, @mentions and hashtags, are present in the global hub function; thus, users can tag and start Stratus online campaigns.
Users can also garner followers on the platform, allowing them to share their photos and videos posted with a broad audience. Like in the local hub function, users of the global hub can also share in groups or send direct messages.
Stratus implantation of Facebook-like and Twitter-like functions in the same dashboard with the same username and password, making the social media experience more secure and user-friendly.