A lot or a little?
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What's it about?
AMINO - COMMUNITIES, CHAT, FORUMS, AND GROUPS is an app that lets users access and contribute to communities about a range of subjects, including bands, books, genres, and activities. The communities around gaming, anime, K-pop, and horror are especially active, and users can join or create as many communities as they like. When users create an account and log in for the first time, they can browse a range of suggested communities and use the "Explore" tab to browse lists of communities curated by users and organized by subjects, such as music, technology, video games, and sports. When you tap a community, you can view its description, community guidelines, and the number of registered users in that group. Once you tap "Join Community," you can browse members' posts on the Front Page, check out posts from users you're following, and join or create public chats on a variety of conversation topics. You can add posts to your Favorites and share your Favorites through the Catalog feature, which lets users collect and organize related content for their own use or for others to browse. You can also follow individual users and other users can elect to follow you. You can chat through text, voice, or video formats and share your general location in your profile.
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about content sharing and online privacy in Amino - Community, Chat, Forums, and Groups. What kinds of things are appropriate to share online? What aren't?
Discuss the importance of online etiquette. Why is it important to be nice when you talk to people online? How can you contribute to a positive online community?
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