Skip to comments.Vanity: Let's Build a Bigger and Better Social Media Platform
Posted on 06/11/2018 1:13:12 PM PDT by tenger
There's been a lot of talk lately about Twitter and Facebook being very unfriendly towards conservatives. What is to prevent a few people getting together and come up with a bigger and better platform for the masses?
I know GAB was created, but there are problems with that platform that many will not go on it. I was only on the site for about 2 minutes after my first log in because there was just a lot of unnecessary junk streaming by. Perhaps they've changed and adapted.
I realize this is probably a huuuuuge undertaking, but I am confident there is enough talent on this site to gather requirements, design, and implement a better platform, one that isn't offensive to half the population because of the lack of adequate filters. We bellyache about those two platforms in particular and lament that nothing else is out there. In reality there have been others that were started, but for whatever reason they never got off the ground.
As I stated on a related thread, there are already Twitter clone scripts out there that we can use as a baseline. Or we can start from the ground up.
And if you're reading this and thinking, "this can't work," instead tell us what you will do to help make it work. In other words, work with us and not against us.
A core team would develop:
at the very minimum. Go live soon with a stable platform and tweak on the fly. I think the time has come for a great social media platform that incorporates the best of the existing SM sites but doesn't compromise our values.
Been praying for the day it happens.
How will you fund it?
Hosting is not cheap and neither is bandwidth at the levels which would be required.
I’d love to see it happen but it’s a huge undertaking. DARPA and CIA created most of the social media that’s polluting the minds of Americans today. We don’t have their budget.
Then we’ll need a bunch of non-contributing freeloaders to post clickbait to it several times a day!
Patreon and Periscope used by Scott Adams and others.
The Intellectual Dark Web and their followers might use an interesting capability. Most IDW people currently on YouTube, btw
“What is to prevent a few people getting together and come up with a bigger and better platform for the masses? “
That would be a nice social media platform.
so, you’re asking for help on FR to create something that would be direct competition for traffic for FR.
is that what’s happening?
“I’m thinking a nice town square with a small movie theater, a hamburger joint, a few churches and a nice library. And no smartphones.That would be a nice social media platform.”
Well said. There is nothing social about small screen zombies.
You could put 1/1000th of the effort into finding a viable alternative to whatever it is that you dislike than it would take to actually reinvent the wheel that has been reinvented and copied hundreds if not thousands of times already, you’d probably find it.
Yes, that is one way to go about it. But it’s a pretty sure bet that the world isn’t going back to that model any time soon, so why not make the best use of the tech available?
There’s only like 150 of them out there, what’s one more.
Contact me, I am already well down this road in a way you need to consider
What I hate about these social media platforms is they annoy you day and night.
If you define exactly how the promotion and use of the platform will be different from what exists today, that is a good first step. If you can get FReepers to agree to your plan, you’re on your way.
But that may be a problem.
True, like I said in the OP. However, marketing and spreading the word is the difference. The one more is what WE control. I can’t control the 150 or 1500 out there. It’s the difference between owning a business and working for the business.
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