Saturday, March 19, 2016

How Affimity is different from other social networks..!!

“Change is the ultimate truth”, is a very famous saying.
Be it technology, fashion or food, a change which brings something new and different is always appreciated.

In 21st century the interests of people are also changing in quick successions and one industry where the players have to be always on their toes to be in sync is Social Media.
In today’s world, youth spends maximum time of their day on Social Media platforms.
The day starts with checking notifications on Facebook, rolling eyes over Whatsapp messages and counting the no of hearts on Instagram.

Each of these social media platforms has their own importance but do they really stand up to our expectations when it comes to promoting your passion. Lets have a look.

Facebook helps you connect with your friends and batchmates. It provides you a daily updated feed of the recent happenings in their lives and with the new emotions feature you can express at it in a better way.
But with so much of stuff happening at the same time, it is really difficult to cope up with everything going around, especially the things that interest you.
Though we have thousands of Facebook Groups on each major interest say food, travel, gadgets, technology, parenting or yoga, these groups end up discussing similar things without much interaction and are suboptimal.
Each individual on FB is just busy promoting his/her own stuff giving minimal importance to what others have to provide, hence it becomes really difficult for starters to promote their passion.

There are other platforms like Pinterest and Instagram where you find lot of unique stuff that interests you and it is also easy to showcase your passion and get lot of interaction around it on a global level.
All mentioned above looks great but there is a one bottleneck when you think on a larger perspective, which is to build a community around your passion as these social networks lack advanced social features.

Twitter is one channel where you get the highest level of engagement, but the life of a tweet is just of few minutes making the time of interaction very less as compared to what is required to pursue your passion and build an audience around it.

Here is where the new-gen social media networks like Linkedin and Affimity makes the most sense.
They focus on your interests and passions within a community context.
You interact and share thoughts with people who share your interests (Professional advancement in case of Linkedin) and passions. Unlike Linkedin that focuses on one interest (and does that exceedingly well), Affimity brings more than 30 channels, each catering to a specific passion - Food, Parenting, Travel, Hollywood, Cricket, Jokes to name a few.

Let’s get to know this new player more.

What is Affimity?
Affimity is the coming together of Passion (Affinity) and Friendship (Amity). It is a social network, reimagined as a collection of interest-specific social channels. Each channel has dedicated content - curated as well as the community buzz, and people you can follow or friend. It also has a feed from just your friends and following, valuable advice and recommendations from people who share that passion, and services appropriate for that channel.

How it works?
First thing first, create a profile with all the relevant information, upload your pic, update the about me section and you are all set to explore the world of Affimity.
There are more than 30 channels catering to different interests and passions.
Every time you add a post in any channel, it creates a social blog for you, here  is mine.  Would love to connect with you on Affimity too, do follow me J

And the best part of Affimity is you only have to focus on quality of post and not desperately hunt for audience as Affimity Social network does that job for you.

My experience
It has been more than 3 months now on Affimity and I am really happy to be here.
I have shared around 15 posts which have received more than 100 comments and 500 likes.
Adding to it are the 1000+ followers and friends I have got connected to.
Also the user views on my blogposts (Which I have shared here) have increased significantly.

All this in just 3 months is like super awesome stuff..!!!

I love the way communities are formed, keeping in view the various interests and passions.
Some well thought upon unique communities include Everyday Science, Swifties, Lawrits, Starkids, Make In India and Immigration.

Would love to see new communities dedicated to Photography, Social Media and Sports (All in one community for all sports).

Also reply to a comment feature will enhance the engagement experience.

Overall Affimity is a great platform for all those who are looking to connect with likeminded souls sharing the same interests and passions. Interaction and Engagement at its best.


  1. Thanks for sharing this information. Am surely gonna check this out.

    1. Welcome to "From My Diary", Rashmi.
      You are most welcome..I am sure you gonna love it.:)