DISTRACTIFY - Feb 4 - The Hive Social app is a new social media platform for gen Z that aims to be similar to Instagram, but without the annoying ads and finicky algorithm. Hive was created and is run by a woman named Kassandra (@honeyxmua on Twitter). According to Hive's Twitter account, they gained ~130k followers overnight. According to a feature on Hive on Her Paper Route, Hive seems to be trying to democratize the social media experience, making it so anyone can monetize off of their account, and they'll be given much more freedom to do so. This is why, allegedly, a lot of influencers are really interested in Hive.