History of the Rise and Fall Of Black Planet
Black social networking has reached a severe decline over the past few decades. What’s interesting about that is when the internet first began, the most active and engaging social networks online were all Black networks. Black Voices was the first popular Black social network. At the time, it was one of the largest websites in the world. It was the first social network that allowed anyone the opportunity to add coding to their profiles to change the appearance and use hack codes on the website to change the behavior. It became a blueprint for not only Black social networking, but social networking in general. This website reigned supreme among social networks for a full decade or so before there was a new Black social network.
Black Planet came out of nowhere and instantly grabbed the attention of the users of Black Voices. The internet was advancing and Black Planet became the most widely used platform available at that time for social networking. It had new features that were not used previously such as a new chat function that would allow users to send messages to each other instantly. It would become known as instant messaging. Black Planet became the number one Black social network of that era. Not just the top Black social network, but at the time, it was bigger than Hi 5 and other sites like that.
Black Planet became the new platform in which all social networks would be designed. Black Planet changed the internet forever.
Something unusual happened during a time that Black social networking was on top. A new website was created that allowed aspiring musicians, models and actors to promote themselves within the social network. This strategy changed everything. As that platform became more popular, entertainers and celebrities gravitated towards it as well, which gave the users the feeling that they were actually becoming friends with celebrities. It worked like a charm. Black people all over the world began abandoning their Black Planet accounts and using MySpace, which quickly became the largest social network in the world.
Black Planet stopped upgrading its website and even though they added similar features of MySpace, it wasn’t enough to grab the attention of the people any longer. They wanted MySpace. One could easily feel at that time that the popular Black Planet, which was purchased for 30 million dollars by a radio company, was paid not to advance its network any longer. No business entity with any marketing principles would pay 30 million dollars for a website they had no plans of building, promoting, or further developing. Black people were bamboozled. With Black Voices selling out to AOL, there were no other Black social networking sites for Black people to gravitate towards.
The only option for Black people to stay in contact with each other online was to use white owned networks. Quickly, Black people disregarded using Black social networks. Black Planet was the last of its kind and since that period, Black people have not rebounded. Eventually, Facebook was born. The owner of MySpace got clever and saw something that was going to be a monster. While MySpace was crawling with spambots and abandoned profiles, the owner of MySpace, Tom, struck a deal in which he was able to sell the network to Fox for 500 million dollars. At this point, it was the most famous and high priced amount of money that a social network sold for. It made headlines. The deal was struck in the nick of time. Almost immediately, MySpace was out and Facebook was in. The process seemed like it happened over night.
Facebook gained in popularity and addressed privacy concerns that made users feel confident. Today, Facebook is the largest social network in the world and visited by most Black people as well as people of other races and cultures all over the world. Most Black social networks are not highly visited and the importance of them is not addressed by Black people. There are only a handful that show any potential whatsoever. Today, Nubian Planet is the largest Black owned social network, even beating out past giants such as Black Planet, which has become pretty much an abandoned website.
The Move To White Social Networks
You have to wonder if it was coincidence that Black Planet could not keep up with the trends or if it was planned for Black people to have no major social network to use besides Facebook. Since the uprising of facebook, personal information has been exploited and used against Black people and people of darker skin hues. There have been cases of their data being used to discriminate Black people as far as housing is concerned and even the president requested data on the users. As the biggest social network in the world, facebook has become dangerous!
Black people went with the flow as they still don’t understand the risks of using these social networks with smiley faces and hearts. In theory, facebook is an fbi/cia intelligence website that has disguised itself as a social network, and even though many users seem to know this, they continue to trust the website… all in the name of “wokeness”, “trying to wake up their people”, and blaming white supremacy, when the solution is clear, which is to abandon the website and use something else that is controlled by people the users actually trust.
The giant multi billion dollar companies that run the internet have used retarded thinking and behavior patterns to dupe their users into telling on themselves and make tracking them much easier than if these people were not using their networks and cell phones. As a result, the media news has been manipulated by users and perhaps even government fake news sources to control the thinking and behavior pattern of its users. Facebook does not deny that its algorithm mainly protects white supremacy. Still, no bad news about the website stops users from adamantly using their platform. It appears that Black people have become addicted to using facebook.
The confused minds on the network promote buying black on the jewish white owned platform that is outwardly prejudice against these users when they support one of the biggest white businesses in the world which is facebook. How ironic. Today, the top Black social networks are not owned by Black people. Some could argue that Black people are protesting Black social networks and refuse to build on Black social networking platforms. As one facebook user stated, “It’s impossible to be woke if you are on facebook and not there to get Black people on a Black owned platform. In fact, it’s rather reckless!”
What is Black Twitter?
Once slavery ended, the African free’d slaves were presented with a question. They were asked if they wanted to be included with how white society already ran and all be given jobs and homes where they can easily provide for their families and they said they would rather have their own separate businesses, schools, lands and neighborhoods. They were promised 40 acres and a mule. After being asked that question, historically, every time Black people have built anything worth value, there was lynchings, bombing, murder and havoc. These people never had a fair opportunity to build anything, but we do now!
Nubian Planet is the largest black owned social network at the time of writing this article. It’s platform is consistently growing and the website claims that even Google has protested their growth by featuring the website in its algorithms. It is no secret that web giants such as Google and other big websites have made a claim to crack down on certain types of influential websites all in the name of goodness. But many Black website administrators know and aware of how biased these algorithms are. These larger websites constantly have to tweak their algorithms so the biased nature of their operations is not exploited as much. The rest, they claim, is based on non prejudicial factors.
Nubian Planet grows consistently in popularity and offers a variety of features similar to Facebook and Twitter. According to Alexa.com, the users on the site engage more than on other larger platforms, such as Black Planet, which is losing popularity while Nubian Planet grows in intensity and popularity.
Many users have embraced Nubian Planet, most notably, not for what the network is but for what it could and should become. The first step to creating an influential Black social network is getting people of color to understand the importance and what such a powerful website could mean for the Black community.
In order to plan effectively and protect oneself from lurking danger, one must understand the need for their own privacy and understand that there safety concerns are also being protected. This is what Nubian Planet offers. They don’t use ads or ask for anyone’s money. They simply want to bring Black people together on their platform, so hopefully the conversation can change and Black people can actually start building with less worry of being punished, or put in “facebook jail” for expressing ideas freely that they genuinely believe in.
Though Black Twitter is somewhat like Twitter, it offers vast more features and even groups which Nubian Planet refers to as nations as they believe the start to building a nation is dependent on like minds first coming together and expressing ideas to each other.
Nubian Planet is not asking the Black population to abandon their facebook profiles just yet. But they are asking more Black people to sign up and use their platform for certain conversation they believe doesn’t belong on facebook, for the safety of the users who somehow seem unaware of what’s going on or they don’t believe that the issue is serious. The truth of the matter, it’s the most serious thing on the internet now. Protecting your privacy from enemies who want to use your own information against you should be a priority.
Nubian Planet is open to more people getting involved and working on the platform to enhance it and make it the website it will be someday – a retreat for Black people to talk about Black stuff!
The Rest Of the World
Every group of people on the planet have websites that attend to their needs. These are some of the largest websites in the world, whereas Black people are vastly behind on the matter. The Chinese have their own search engine. Their search engine is almost as big as Google. it’s called Baidu.com. They also maintain their own social network which is a major social networking platform, that is maintained and controlled by them. It’s called Weibo.com and it is almost as big as Twitter. Weibo.com is the 19th largest website in the world.
The Indians are not far behind. They too, have their own social networking platforms. Shtyle.fm is a large Twitter-like website that is larger than any Black social network. It’s popular among the Indian population and everyone else seems to support their own platforms. However, Black people have the lowest attendance when it comes to supporting websites that are catered towards them. In fact, we have noticed that Black people are 90 percent more likely to sign up to social networking platforms that were not at all meant for them to use, such as facebook which started out as a site for elite college students at Ivy league universities.
It seems that Black people have a deep desire and need to be included with everyone else. This is why they choose non-black platforms. They feel that being included with everyone else is more valuable than having their own. This is what many Black people marched and died for since slavery ended. It wasn’t the right to build their own, but it was the right to be included and loved by people who despised them. This behavior has been passed down from slavery and it is the very behavior that has held Black people back.
Once Black people stop feeling the need to be included and to help others build their empires in which Black people can take crumbs and bits and pieces from other empires then Black people will be able to focus on building their own empires.
Black social networking is necessary and it matters. Black people, often referred to by themselves as the lost people, need to give up old slave habits and understand the necessity of building, which is one of the main problems everyone else seems to point out about Black people.
If I go to a restaurant that doesn’t want to serve me, then why I would I want to eat there? If they didn’t want to serve me in the first place, why would I even trust their food? Why would I march and protest and hold up signs about a store that follows me around the whole time I shop there instead of try to at least build my own store?
And why would I continue to use a website that tracks me and is openly racist towards me and complain when they suspend my account when there are Black social networks available right at my disposal? Is this behavior not simply retarded? Why would I preach about pro black issues on a website that despises the very concept and regards it as reverse racism? This can be nothing besides the need to feel included. We just have to remember, everything we upload and post and message on these types of platforms, CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST US.
It’s time to be smarter as a people. It’s time to start supporting black social networks. Nubian Planet is an excellent start.