What is Snapzu?
Snapzu is a platform for communities. It consists of thousands of user-run tribes about all kinds of topics and ideas that people can join and participate in. All content is provided and curated by the community by using community approval (voting). For a much more detailed explanation, be sure to check out the "Prologue" and "What is Snapzu?" posts!
Is Snapzu free to use?
Of course. Snapzu is free and always will be.
Do I have to provide any personal information?
No, we do not require any personal information (except gender for visual effects). Because of the nature of the site, we believe that anonymity is the best approach to this kind of social platform. Bloggers/influencers that use the Blog Enhancement Suite may be required this information for payout purposes.
What is a snap?
A snap is a user-created hub serving content for other members to view, comment, vote and participate in. It can be as simple as a single link, image or video, but it can also be made more complex by adding multiple elements together.
What is the best way to discover content?
It all depends on how you want it delivered.
a) Your home feed (must be logged in) provides raw live postings of snaps, text posts, comments & contributions into a neat easy to follow activity stream. There are 3 available feed options:
- The "Following" feed shows all activity by the members you follow.
- The “Tribes” feed allows you to see activity from all the tribes you are a member of.
- The "Saved" feed shows all activity/updates associated with the snaps you have saved.
b) Dedicated tribes (like /t/technology) are specific topic focused communities where users share all kinds of cool stuff like links, pics, and videos and have discussions about them. Members can join these tribes and acquire "Tribe Mastery" with activity.
c) The "Front Page" shows all recent content sorted by its popularity (votes) displayed in boxes on a large grid. The larger the box, the higher voted content it is. Users can switch from the grid view to a more traditional list view.
d) Category "Front Pages" focus on more specific categories such as Science, Business, Video, etc. These are accessible by using the drop-down menu named "Browse by category" located just above the Front Page grid/list, to the right.
What is your stance on censorship?
Unless the content is breaking site rules or any laws, it will not be edited or removed. We have plans on creating a public moderation log for each tribe, regardless of size, for full transparency.
I own a blog, forum, website, and/or have significant social influence. Is there any way we can work together?
Yes, be sure to check out our Blog Enhancement Suite. It's a package of tools designed by bloggers for bloggers to help in growth, content, and monetization.
How is Snapzu different from Reddit?
As you can imagine, this one gets asked a lot.
Here are some general similarities:
You can vote up or down on all posts, comments and contributions. More votes from others means higher placement in posts, tribes, and the front page, thus resulting in more exposure. Spam or any other poor quality content does not stand a chance.
Our individual communities are called "tribes" and we use the /t/ in the URL to organize them (ie. /t/lounge or /t/technology). In these tribes, members can post relevant links and discussions, and vote on other member's posts.
The front page shows the most popular content from all tribes and is accessed by clicking the Snapzu logo on the top left. The front page list view follows a traditional layout and has several filtering and customization options. The dynamic mag/grid view allows you to browse using beautiful magazine-like visuals where posts grow in size with votes to receive much more exposure. Our members love both, and you can switch between list view and mag view using the toggle on the top right area.
Here are some fundamental differences:
Your home feed provides all raw/live posts and activity from tribes you join, people you follow, and/or posts you save. This section is accessed by clicking the house button up top on the right.
You can post links and content into more than one tribe (community) at a time which helps keep 're-posts' at a minimum. This system also vastly reduces the element of luck of any post's potential success.
You can post images without using a 3rd party service like Imgur, and you can embed Youtube and Vimeo videos directly.
Your post does not have to be just text or a link. You can add multiple modules (link, text, image, video, list, map, etc) to give your posts more value.
All members can contribute to your posts by adding "related links", which add value to the post and are voted on by other members, just like comments.
Each member has a limit on how many tribes (communities) they can operate, based on XP level reached. No "power mods" here.
Snapzu is invite only. All new members are provided with a small number of invite codes to give away if they choose.
If you operate a blog, forum, website and/or have significant social influence, our Partnership Referral Program allows you to secure an additional source of revenue for growing and maintaining a related Snapzu community by seeding traffic with your existing web audience. Throw up a few links and watch your tribe grow and prosper. Feel free to embed your tribe's top content on your blog or website to give it more value. Note: Early-access beta is only available for a limited time and is offering an introductory 50/50 rev-share split to the first 500 partners.
If you have any additional questions you feel need to be answered in this FAQ, please post in the below comments section. We are constantly looking to update this section!