A community for simmers: Social Sim Network

There are quite a lot of social networks out there and most of use use pretty much the major ones such as Facebook and Twitter. There are a lot of simulation websites out there but they do lack some sort of social interaction (yes, HeliSimmer does too, we know that -- not our goal, folks). Enter Social Sim Network.

Social Sim Network is a simple and easy to use social platform built especially for the flight simulation community. The goal is to gather a lot of resources in the same place and allow users to share their passion under the same, unified roof.

SSN is divided by groups or spaces as it's called in the platform so you can discuss specific subjects such as X-Plane aircraft, scenery or other subjects.

The network is still slowly growing and I suspect we will start seeing a lot more spaces appearing very soon. I also suspect the creator of SSN is an X-Plane fan as these are the main spaces at the moment. Our friends over at Future Game Shop are sponsoring this platform, which is rather nice of them -- kudos, guys -- and kinda gives away the fact that the team behind it do love X-Plane.

Social Sim Network - timeline

The main body of the platform is, just like in Facebook, a timeline, which you can navigate in all the different spaces. You can share links, images and videos (images and videos will be available in the post) so you pretty much have a much simpler, sim-oriented community platform.

Don't get me wrong, though: being simpler doesn't mean it's not good. I kinda like the fact that it's a simple platform. It doesn't distract you from the content.

Do we need another social network? No, we don't. But perhaps we need a better hub for simulation fans to gather around and even get to know other sims. In Facebook you need to search for groups. SSN lets you know what groups exist and allows you to explore them.

Social Sim Network

You can find SSN here and HeliSimmer's own space here. Come say hi!

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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