Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by Will Hagle
Tondo is a free social network for artists and those interested in all things related to art. The platform is still in beta mode and hasn’t yet established a large community of users, but it offers a service that’s been lacking in the online art community — a place for people to discuss and share ideas. Tondo users can essentially post anything on the site, as long as it adheres to the site’s guidelines of being between 10-250 words. Considering that this is an art site, most of the posts are also accompanied by a photo. It’s an easy way to share one’s work with a supportive community of artists and art lovers.
Each post on Tondo is also accompanied by a comment section, where other users can give feedback or advice to the artist who made the post. Similar to sites like Reddit, the content displayed on Tondo’s main feed is decided by its community of users. You can upvote or downvote posts in order to get certain posts to filter to the top or bottom of the “Trending” feed. You can also explore Tondo through various tags — like “#urbanart” or “#artfairs.” Because the service is still so new, Tondo’s community is still establishing its identity and figuring out how to best make use of what the site offers. If you’re an artist or a fan of the art world, it’s worth joining now to get in on the ground floor of an exciting platform.