Hai is an experiment in social networking. It attempts to combine powerful features from various online social services.
Features in gray are not yet implemented.
- Hai stores only the personal information you share with Hai. Hai does not share your personal information with anyone, unless you explicitly mark it "public."
- I will share aggregate usage information (such as, "How many people posted about fish in October?").
- Hai provides multiple levels of anonymity and real names. You can use any name you want. If you use your real name, it is displayed distinctively (in bold).
- Hai does not require use of an email address or any other personal information.
- You won't be able to recover your password unless you provide an email address, phone number (for text messaging), or answers to identifying questions. This is completely up to you.
- You can associate multiple email addresses and/or multiple phone numbers with your account.
- Hai lets you own multiple accounts simultaneously.
- Hai lets you export all your data into a human-readable and computer-readable file. Hai lets you import all this data into any account you own. This lets you merge accounts.
- You can delete your account quickly and easily. When you do, all your information is completely deleted from our servers.
- Hai does not filter which posts you see.
- Hai lets you block anyone (their content does not appear for you, and they cannot interact with you in any way).
- Hai supports HTML, photos, PDFs, and videos in your posts. Hai can host photos, videos, and PDFs (you can also link and embed).
- Hai shows you a preview of what your post will look like before you post it.
- Hai supports a useful subset of HTML, Markdown, and BBCode formatting.
- Hai suggests helpful links for movie titles and book titles, so you don't have to italicize and/or link them to Wikipedia.
- When hovering the mouse over a link to an external page, Hai displays a thumbnail of the page.
- Every post and comment can be linked back to an originating post. You can view threads of posts this way.
- All posts on Hai can be posted to public areas of interest (worlds) or private groups (rooms). In other words, you can restrict your posts to private conversations among only a few people.
- Hai can send email or SMS when you are mentioned or someone comments on one of your posts.
- Users can schedule events within Hai. These events can be shared among multiple Hai users, and times are translated into the viewer's timezone.
- Hai's users pay Hai's bills. USD $2 per month gives you a "Sponsor" badge next to your avatar.
- Hai lets you cross-post to Facebook and Twitter, if you desire.
- Hai provides a robust RESTful API for posting and accessing Hai.
- Hai is open source.