SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its launch in May 2010, Grind.com (http://www.grind.com) has been offering social media users an alternative to Twitter, including amenities that the latter does not provide.
"I've been receiving a lot of messages from people asking why they should opt for Grind.com," said founder Eric Walden. "I want to share my top five reasons."
1. Availability of User IDs
Musicjesus.com, a site with more than 500,000 users, is a prime example of a user joining Grind.com because of an unavailable name on Twitter. According to Musicjesus.com CEO Jon Wiker, "We contacted Twitter to obtain the username http://twitter.com/musicjesus, but Twitter refused to give us our brand name." Although the account was not active, Twitter informed Wiker that they do not delete inactive usernames.
"So we decided to pick Grind as our social media platform, and it was definitely for the better," Wiker said. "We love it here at Grind.com." Since Grind.com is an emerging platform, there are many more username options available for branding, so most social media mavens can get on Grind.com now and reserve their preferred names. Additionally, Grind.com is willing to delete inactive usernames so that new users can obtain them.
2. Easy Forwarding
Users of Grind.com can forward all Grind posts to their Twitter and Facebook accounts, increasing their audience reach. "However, tweets cannot be forwarded to Grind, which means Twitter users lose important marketing reach," noted Walden.
3. Tweeters Skew Older
A July 30, 2009 Nielsen Wire post (http://tinyurl.com/l8j9o4) cited Twitter's "lack of widespread adoption by children, teens, and young adults" and noted that although people under the age of 25 make up almost a quarter of all U.S. Internet users, they were only 16 percent of Twitter's membership. "Grind is an emerging young platform, and younger users are able to be a part of the next big thing at this early stage," said Walden.
4. Real User Interaction
"Many of the most active Twitter users are bots," said Walden, citing a TwiTip report (http://www.twitip.com/reader-news-24-of-twitter-updates-done-by-bots). According to the report, these automatic posting tools are operated by hotels, news services, regional weather services and so on, accounting for one-quarter of all tweets.
5. User Friendliness
Unlike Twitter, Grind.com displays new members on its main page for all members and visitors to view. "Plus, Grind.com makes it effortless to share text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, e-mail, or wherever you happen to be," said Walden.
"In summary, Grind.com is far more powerful and far more interesting and exciting than Twitter," continued Walden. "To tweet is neat but to Grind is divine."
Interested parties can sign up at http://www.grind.com.
Founded in 2010 by Eric Walden, Grind.com is a real-time information network powered by dynamic people around the world. Grind.com is a privately funded company based in Santa Monica, California.