Last weeks discussion: WordPress Multisite - Thanks to everyone who participated!
This week we’re going a little away from WordPress itself but still relevant for any website owners/managers/developers and the like.
Brave browser! (brave.com)
Their mission and browser description; taken from their about page:
Brave is on a mission to fix the web by giving users a safer, faster and better browsing experience – while growing support for content creators through a new attention-based ecosystem of rewards.
Some of you may already be using Brave, or at least aware of it, as it was founded back in 2015. I just recently heard about it through a YouTuber(Philip DeFranco) - you’ll likely be hearing more and more about Brave from content creators due to their Brave Payments system.
Brave Payments (brave.com): “How does it work? Readers may choose a monthly contribution amount which is divided among the publisher sites they visit most.” *publishers must be verified by Brave
Now that all sounds pretty good, but of course no ad blocker is perfect so it likely will block some content that it shouldn’t.
Webmasters should also be aware that it blocking all ads and trackers by default means that Google Analytics is being blocked. So unless the Brave user makes an exception for your site, you will be getting visits/activity that won’t be reflected in your analytics.
Dev tools look similar to Chrome, but in my short time testing it I noticed it's lacking at least couple features that would be important to a lot of us I think. Such as a responsive mode and ability to dock on the browser window.(unless I missed them?)
Brave’s 2017 Achievements and 2018 Goals (brave.com)
Hopefully, that gives you all a good idea of what Brave is all about. I’ll leave most of my own opinions and thoughts for the discussion below.
1. Do you use Brave? How do you like it? What about dev tools?
2. If you used Brave then stopped… why?
3. Does Brave activity not showing up in your analytics worry you at all?
4. Thoughts on using Brave Payments to support content creators?
Those are just general questions to get the conversation started - feel free to comment with any and all thoughts!
As mentioned earlier, I only just found out about it recently so haven’t had a ton of time to play with it yet but it definitely caught my attention - really interested to hear what you all think.
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