When it comes to social networks, we all have at least one, probably a few actually. Most social networks were developed to be a great way to stay connected to friends and family members who might be far away from each other. They are also a great way to connect with people who you might have things in common with, like a group for a certain sports team. Facebook, probably the biggest social network today, was designed for college students to connect with one another and connect with other students who they don’t have an everyday interaction with. I have a Facebook account and loved that I could stay in touch with my family back home in Pennsylvania when I was living in Connecticut. They or I would share photos, thoughts, and other things that allowed the other to share with.
Let’s face it though, a lot of my friends on Facebook, aren’t actually that big of friends to me in real life. Now before I have anyone of my Facebook friends start complaining let me explain. We all have people on our Facebook friends list that we are friends with, but haven’t spoken to in a few years but keep them on our friends list in hopes they might share something interesting one day. If you have a lot of friends on your Facebook friends list you might have a pretty busy feed with posts about things or from people you may not care deeply about.
Another thing about Facebook is that it has become more about news and ads then it has been about friends and staying in contact. The amount of Facebook posts that I have to scroll through from news sources like CNN or NBC just to get to post from friends and family members is a lot. Don’t get me wrong, I love being informed and knowing what’s going on in the news but I would rather go check a news app on my phone or read/watch the news. Let’s not forget about those pesky advertisements you have to get through too. We all hate ads I’m sure but yet Facebook is filled with them. (Yes I know Facebook isn’t the only social network out there and these points are all true for other networks).
There is an app called Just10 that seems to have the solution for all of everyone’s social network complaints. Just10 is a great app that is available for BlackBerry10, Android, and iOS. Which means anyone can join. Now the premise for Just10, is that it is a social network where you can add only 10 people to it. That’s right, 10 people! This allows you to choose who you want to be on your friends list and makes you choose carefully. Think of it as your own private social group. You have to choose the people who you really want to see and hear from on a daily basis. I’m sure we don’t want everyone to see certain events in our lives that we make public. Think about it, 10 is actually a pretty good number. Most people have a small number of what the call “true” friends and it’s usually a small number. I’m sure you don’t really need to see what Joe from accounting is doing everyday, not as much as you want to see what your mother is doing.
Another great concept with Just10 is that your post disappear after 10 days. No more sifting through month old post that you see over and over again. Don’t let your past come back and haunt you! Just10 is ad free as well! There is a messaging feature built right into the app so you can chat with someone right from inside the app if you want!
I have been using Just10 for awhile now and absolutely love it! Don’t get me wrong I still have my Facebook account active but I rarely use it now compared to Just10. The app is designed beautifully, and is very easy to get around. I love how simple it is, there’s not a lot of bells and features to have to sift through either. I can also stop getting candy crush requests from people! Just10 is available on BlackBerry10, iOS, and Android, but personally, I love it on BlackBerry10. It has full BlackBerry Hub support first, which is always a plus for any app that I use. Also, the interface is a little prettier than it is on the other platforms.
Check out our walk through video below, and see for yourself how simple it is to use. If you haven’t tried it out check it out in BlackBerry World, Google Play and the Apple App store. Did I mention it’s free? Check it out and let us know in the comments below what you think!