Continuing my fascination with dark web social networks, I just discovered one called Mona Social Network. At the moment, it doesn’t seem to have many members.
It uses a UI that’s almost identical to Facebook’s. This isn’t that surprising, as many of the other social networks I’ve joined (e.g. Blackbook) also borrow from Facebook’s design. Looks pretty similar, doesn’t it?
On a side note, I discovered that Blackbook is testing a new beta design at http://blkbook3fxhcsn3u.onion/beta/. Feel free to check it out if that interests you. Just be careful about buying or selling anything on that site (I’ve heard through the grapevine that they’re all scams).
There isn’t a whole lot to say about Mona yet, as it seems very new and hasn’t attracted that many members. More or less, it’s quite similar to Facebook: photos, followers, followings, notifications, etc. It even has a “Messenger” like Facebook’s, for (you guessed it) sending private messages!
One advantage I would say that a social network like Mona has over Facebook is privacy (as with any Tor social site). As on any Tor hidden service, you are visiting it via your Tor IP, so unless you do something to leak that IP address, that already gives you an advantage.
If anonymity is your concern, I wouldn’t suggest using your real picture or real name (most don’t).
It’s not uncommon to see “unfinished” pages on the dark web, to be honest, so I kind of expected this. I’m not really sharing any personal information with Mona, except my username.
Still, I’m curious to see how this site develops, and if it attracts more users.
Oh, alright – I’m just waiting to see if I can play Candy Crush on it.