What is Tribemine?
Our relationships underpin our success - particularly in business. Tribemine allows you to manage and optimise all of your business relationships, turning them into assets that can be leveraged to form a framework upon which your ultimate success can be built. Almost every successful person will attest to the value of their network and how instrumental the people they know have been in their achievements. With that in mind, Tribemine allows anyone, no matter where they are or what they do, to access the potential of networking to seek advice and support, to uncover new opportunities and open new doors, and ultimately to increase their chance of reaching their true potential.
How much does it cost?
Nothing at the moment as it's still in Beta (testing) phase. If you're one of the first 100 members, you never pay anything ... ever - as long as you maintain an active membership. You become a "Super User" and are part of our exclusive "Founders" circle, who we will consult and poll about changes and improvements going forward. There are a few requirements, however - see the terms and conditions for more. Once we launch the site, there will be a free membership that won't cost anything but will be limited in scope. There will also be a paid membership that will grant you access to all premium features. The price for this premium membership will be $9.99 per month. An enhanced Elite membership, especially designed for corporate users and teams, will also be available, and that will cost somewhere in the region of $19.99 per month. Prices will increase over time, but whatever price you sign up for is what you will pay for as long as you maintain your membership.
What's the catch with the free membership?
At the end of the day, nothing is really free and since we are also a business, we have expenses - just like every other business. In light of the fact that most of our members will be free members, our free membership will also have limits on connections and several of the coolest features will be reserved for paying members. Third party advertising will also be displayed to free members. However, unlike some other platforms, we will NEVER sell any of your data.
What is Beta phase?
A Beta phase is where a website is being tested "in the real world". There are still adjustments to be made and bugs to be fixed. However, most features work. If you join up now, you can help give feedback and (potentially) have a say in how the site turns out. You have the opportunity to get the online space that you want - well, perhaps not everything you want, but some things at least. You also get to tell all your friends that you were in on Tribemine at the very beginning!
How safe is my data?
We don't store any payment information and the only sensitive data we store is your email address, which is encrypted. Even if we did get hacked, the hackers would be sorely disappointed with how little they could get from the site that is not openly available on the Internet anyway. Nonetheless, we have several layers of active protection against most common cyber-attacks. We also back up all data daily. In time, we will build complete redundancy systems so that even if the site is hacked or taken down, you will never know because you will be redirected to the back-up systems in place. This takes substantial investment, however. But we will do what we can for now. Bear in mind that no online platform can be completely safe from hackers. Even the biggest institutions get compromised. We take all reasonable precautions and mitigate potential danger where we can.
Can I delete my account?
Yes. If you join up and decide at any point that you don't want to participate any longer, there is a quick and easy way to request account deletion. See the FAQs in the Help section inside the site for instructions on how to do that. When we receive your instruction, your account and all your records will be purged.
Does Tribemine automatically fetch my network profiles from LinkedIn?
No. Fetching the details of your network connections from LinkedIn (or any other platform, for that matter) using an external application (like Tribemine) is an invasion of privacy as your connections have not agreed to share their information with you outside of LinkedIn. To ensure that we stay on the right side of the law, no direct import facility is available. However, as of this moment, you are still able to export a spreadsheet containing the basic details of your LinkedIn connections (name, company name etc.) to your computer from your LinkedIn account. Such a spreadsheet can be imported into Tribemine (Super User and paid members only) to create Off-Site profiles for each of your connections. These can then be enhanced with manually added data over time as you build out each profile. Please be aware that this data export facility could be terminated by LinkedIn at any time.
How big is your team?
Small - real small. Pretty much as small as it could be. But we are passionate about this project and believe in its potential. This is not just another idea for us. It is something we are committed to for the long haul as we know it can benefit people like you. In any case, the team will grow as the membership increases.
I use LinkedIn already. Why would I want to use Tribemine as well?
Aha, the "elephant in the room". While LinkedIn is great for recruiters and corporates, it has no dedicated network management tools, and the community element was tacked on as an afterthought. Tribemine was built as a dedicated networking platform from the ground up. It has an integrated, purpose-built networking CRM in which you can manage your connections, wherever they happen to be (even in LinkedIn) as well as an active networking system that allows you to reach out to other members to establish networking relationships. We like to say that Tribemine starts where LinkedIn ends. That said, it doesn't have to be one or the other. Tribemine works well in conjunction with LinkedIn, so you can quite easily use both.
Can I use Tribemine on mobile? Is there an app?
Tribemine works best on desktop and laptops computers at present but we are steadily working on making it work properly on mobile. Currently, it does work on mobile through a mobile browser, although you may run into some issues here and there. We will improve its performance on mobile over time and we hope to develop a Tribemine app as soon as we can once we have some paying members.
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