There are so many social media platforms out there now, yet it can actually be hard to get heard. At the same time, casual social media like Facebook is being overtaken by political and social ranting and misinformation, despite most users preferring to save serious talk for another time. Tumbleweed tackles both problems by giving each user a chance to air their viewpoints on various subjects. This free app is great for hearing the real opinions of real people.
Speak Your Mind
The idea behind Tumbleweed is to give each user a shot to say their piece. The basic mechanic of the app is to record you speaking to your phone about a certain topic, just like you’re recording a video for YouTube. This combines with a steady stream of news topics, so everyone can read facts, share opinions and hear each other out. The app has curators who set the daily topics and start the conversation. People can rate each other’s video opinions, so that the most popular are seen first. For people who want to get stuck into politics or even just entertainment chat, this is perfect.
Shout About It
Tumbleweed does what it sets out to do very well, but at the same time it’s something of a one-trip pony. Fortunately, you can check out light hearted topics to avoid it getting too preachy.