Pass the duby!

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Are you one of the 100,000 users on duby? I am and you can find me there @fibroman and I have been using duby since they were still in beta phase. You will always find me amongst the top users. Although I have hit the number one spot a few times you will usually find me within the top 20.

If you are not currently using duby then you may not be familiar with the format and if you are I have exciting news about a series of pending updates the first happening next week. Let’s catch up the non-duby users about what duby is real quick. If you don’t have duby download the duby app to your phone from here. https://www.duby.co/ Just pick the App Store or Google play and download it to your phone.

Duby is an anonymous cannabis social media app that can be currently found for Apple and Droid formats. Duby lets you post cannabis related pictures for other to see. These pictures called dubies are then sent to the people close to you and to people that follow you. These people have a choice: Pass the duby or put it out. If they pass it then the duby gets sent to people near them and their followers. The more this happens the more people see your duby. So even with very few followers, you can end up with a duby that will start trending—and might even get featured. Take a look at some of the past featured dubys. https://www.duby.co/trending

One of the other unique features of duby is the influence number. The higher this number the more power you have to spread dubies you post and pass. You gain influence in a few ways and is a number that shows how much influence you have. In the end, you will get to see many duby from all around the world or people who enjoy cannabis as much as you do. That is duby in a nutshell.

@fibroman (Me) said, “Personally, I am a love using duby. I get to see other people’s home grows, fantastic verity of glass artwork, people enjoying cannabis and so much more.”

Don’t take just my word for it. This is what some of the other duby users had to say.

@meowy_wowy said, “I love duby, lol and you can quote me on this! I love the fact that we’re from all over the globe, yet we’re such a family and we have great connections with the duby team!”

@organicannabis said, “I think the app [duby] is very well designed for keeping user engagement up. The influence scoring system allows users to be rewarded for posting quality content over users just posting random things. I like the ease of use when you first download the app and that only had minor glitches are seen in the programming. I see potential for duby to be a major cannabis platform if they are able to gain more exposure next year.”

@tommy2dabs said, “The app [duby] is beginner friendly and opens up various connections between users.”

@grimreefer said, “duby is a nice community to bring many different ppl together for one reason and one reason only, the love of cannabis.”

@mrs_potsss said, “duby fam is amazing!!! It’s the best app because there’s barely any arguing or trolling, just fire bud to look at all day.”

@gator420 said, “I think this is one of the best apps out there!! I was a Facebook junkie!! But could never truly express myself and show everyone what I really love to do. The duby family on here are so awesome!!! If you need any question, or any help they will help you on this site…and that is awesome for a grower!!!”

@jonny5 said, “I have a special place in my heart for Duby app and all the amazing friends I’ve met along the way. Cannabis has been a huge factor in my day to day life as my medicine. Duby is a place where I’ve definitely met other like minded people. But the app itself is evolving fast! I love the new format and after the latest gameification of the app, they’ve made into a very addictive social media platform for all!”
@rebecca said, “You will always come back to duby, it’s your go to place. It’s truly does become a dubyfam. You develop friendships and bond connections with the people you meet on duby. It’s a community of people from all over the world. Just like you and me.”

So for my fellow duby users and soon to be duby users are you ready to see a sneak peak into what duby is going to look like here very soon? This is what the current user profile looks like on the left with the new profile next to it on the right.

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As I mentioned about your influence score in duby show you how much, well influence you have in the community. This score changes based on how popular you are on dubies. This score is about to become more understand and user-friendly to everyone that will track your popularity on duby and let you see all the various factors that contribute to your score. So you will be able to better understand how you might increase your influence.

 

2phoneThere is also going to be some awards that are going to come out for users to uncover. The awards could be something like trending so many times, passed 10,000 duby and other random things like that. Although the users won’t know ahead of time what the awards are until the unlock them.  There is also going to be an update to the messaging system making it easier to use and store messages than before.

A new feature being added into duby is called: My Sesh. This allows you to see who on duby you interact with the most. I will be interested to see how this works and who interacts with me the most often.

duby messages are being updated. Allowing  you to be able to better communicate with other duby users with messages that don’t have a time limit. More like messages that you would see on instagram.

Starting next week duby will start the updates for  Iphone users will start to see the update and the following week Android. I am excited to see duby expand and improve as it gets more popular. I will let you all know what I think of the duby app once the updates have been completed. Doing a follow-up blog post with my reactions to the updates once they are implemented.

I am also excited as the map feature is coming back out soon. You will now be able to see again where in the world your dubies are spreading to. This was one of my person favorite features that has been missing for a little while and glad that duby decided to put back in. However, that is not going to be this update  series but will be coming back soon.

There is also a lot more options for duby gear now than there was when this app first came out. I remember when it was only stickers in a slap pack you could get. Now they have hats, shirts, hoodies, lighter covers and of course stickers. Someday soon I wish to get myself a duby hoodie. Check out the all duby gear available and use this link to get 10% off your first order using this link. http://i.refs.cc/04VDTaL5

Hope to see you on duby and remember to Pass the duby!

FibroMan
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Duby. The Must Have App

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There is a new app that anyone who loves cannabis needs to download. Whether you are a medical cannabis patient or just someone who loves their herb—Duby is for you. Originally designed to be a competitor for Weedmaps until the true idea for Duby came to life.

With Duby, you post your cannabis related picture and you share it—the image is now called a Duby and it is ready to be passed along. What Duby does is shows your image to other people near you and to people that follow you. When people see your Duby they choose to pass it to people near them or to not pass it. This allows your Duby to go virial without even needing a large following. The more people that pass your Duby the further around the world it will spread. Like the beacons of Gondor your Duby will light up and travel across the world; or at least a good Duby will. The users decide what Dubys spread and the Dubys that don’t go anywhere.

One of the features that I really liked about Duby that sets them apart from the other cannabis social apps and websites is the metric given for influence. In fact Duby has two kinds of influence. One is the user’s influence this number goes up and down on a daily basis; it shows how relevant a Duby user is and how influential they are. This number goes between 0-100; the higher the number the more people that see their Dubys. This means that your personal influence number show in relative real time how relevant you are in the Duby community. The other influence number that you will see is on the Duby post themselves this number only goes up as more and more people view your Duby; this number is simply how many people have seen your Duby.  You can also check on a map to see how and where your Duby has spread over the globe. You can also check out what Dubys are trending, local, where posted recently or posted by the Top users and most influential.

With cannabis being controversial and illegal in many parts of the world Duby takes privacy into count. After speaking with Russ the creator of Duby who has a background in information security wanted the users of Duby to feel safe. While the Duby app does show the current city and country you are in this is to allow the app to work by spreading your Duby to people nearest to you. The location is anonymized for your safety. Meaning no one knows exactly where you are. (Unless the user discloses that themselves). Russ got into the cannabis industry after his son was able to use cannabis medicine to treat his Fragile X Syndrome and now Russ leads in research to get more information about Fragile X Syndrome and cannabis medicine; along with creating the Duby app. Learn more about Fragile X Syndrome at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fragile_X_syndrome.

Currently Duby is only available on IPhones but will be coming out with an Android version very soon. Apple was the proving grounds for the app and has become wildly successful in a short time since coming into the scene in April. Duby is going to stay in the mobile platforms and will not move onto a social website. But you can visit their website at www.Duby.co to download the app; find out what been trending, Duby news or to get help and don’t forget to pick up your free slap pack Duby stickers to show your Duby pride at https://www.duby.co/swag/.

Find me on Duby @fibroman and pass me a Duby. And don’t forget to…
Spread Cannabis Knowledge!
FibroMan

A Social Media site for the Cannabis Enthusiast

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Have you ever wanted to post something related to cannabis on your Facebook page or Tweet about your love for the only plant in the whole world that is capable of saving the world. Only to not post it because there are anti-cannabis “friends” on your list that would see that post and give you grief. It is also possible that cannabis is not recognized in your state and you don’t want it to broadcast your love of this wonderful plant because of possible legal issues. Or have you  have just wanted to meet some like minded people all in one place? Any of these things are reasons why some of us have gone into a metaphorical hiding. Well there is a place your can be your self (anonymously, if you choose) and be able to discuss Cannabis. It is a new social media site on the net where the medical patient, activists, stoners, tokers, merchants and gardeners of different level of experience come together.  It also has strain information powered by leafly. What is it? It’s www.Hemply.me and you can find me there @FibroMan. I had to learn more about this website and I thought it was such a great Idea I contacted Jason King the Co-founder of Hemply.me and he agreed to answer a couple of questions to help me spread the word about this site.

FibroMan: First off what gave you the idea of creating a social media targeted at the Cannabis: users, enthusiasts, scholars, medical users and ect?

Jason King: Joseph Cadle and I founded this company with a goal to connect this industry. After doing extensive research we found there were various apps and websites available for strain information, dispensary locating, and social networking.  Though we could find nothing that brought these services together. We feel that this causes a gap in information. And with the federal prohibition coming to its final days, people need the proper information and ability to connect now more than ever!

FibroMan: I just found out about Hemply on Feb 18, 2015 but how long has Hemply been around?

Jason King: Hemply is a new company, we launched our social platform on February 7th, so we are very thankful for our early supporters.

FibroMan: Now that we have looked into Hemply past what about its future: What improvements to Hemply are you working on?

Jason King: In our eyes, Hemply’s future is to be the cornerstone for all information and social networking surrounding the marijuana industry.  Eventually our Hemply users will be able to tag all strain information and marijuana businesses in their posts, which will greatly help the spread of information.  We are also working towards tailoring people’s experience on Hemply towards what they are most interested in (recreational, medical, news, etc) so that we may more accurately base our trends and suggestions to the individual user. An example is if you’re interested in medical marijuana your suggestions are going to contain activists, news sources and bloggers and not the average user posting pictures of their bong.

FibroMan: Are you going to come up with a Hemply app? If so when is that planned on being released and in what platforms?

Jason King: We’re working the Android app now.  We have only a small team of developers, so a specific date is unknown, but we hope to have the app available by summer. As far as an iOS/iPhone app is concerned, we’re currently not planning on developing one due to the strict rules of Apple requiring that users be geolocated when the app is opened, and that only users who geolocate to states in which marijuana is fully legal may use the app… This is the moral standpoint of Apple, but to us it infringes upon a users constitutional rights. If I live in Florida my opinions on the subject of marijuana, and my access to information surrounding the industry should not be dictated by a corporation. We stand strong on our belief that information and access to it shouldn’t be regulated and do not support even the idea that the right to freedom of expression in America doesn’t apply to the mobile medium.

FibroMan: How many users does Hemply have as of today?

Jason King: So far, off of word of mouth alone, we have upwards of 500 users and climbing, and are seeing good growth on a daily basis.

FibroMan: Is there anything else that you would like people to know about Hemply?

Jason King: We want people to understand that, unlike other marijuana social networks, we want to take a more mature approach. We are not looking to just appeal to the everyday casual smoker. Instead we want to reach out to the activist and patients of this movement and give them a place to truly connect as well. We would like our current users and early adapters to know that we plan to consistently bringing them value by staying at the forefront of innovation in this industry. Our goal is to be a household name in every 420 friendly household across America by the end of 2016.

It was a great pleasure to have Jason King answer some questions about his venture into a social media unlike any other currently out there today. I am now going to forward my blog post to Hemply.me as well. If I have helped you find Hemply let me know just type: Thanks @FibroMan in one of your post on Hemply I will make sure to like it. It is my hope that Hemply.me is very successful as it will only help…

“Spread Cannabis Knowledge!”

FM

(Update: Hemply is not longer an active social media platform.)