More than ever the mass media is controlling today’s dialogue and silencing conservatives in order to promote a liberal agenda. A recent survey we conducted showed that more than 90% of conservatives feel that social media is governed by this liberal agenda. More than 75% of those surveyed felt the need for a new platform, one built upon conservative principles.
We are answering that call.
No doubt, this is a David and Goliath moment, but we're ready for it, with stone in sling and innovations in mind that will elevate the joy, the security, and the connectedness of social media. We don't aim to replace the platforms that are available now. We only hope to bring a conservatively founded option that rounds the playing field and serves the needs we see.
Our platform (whose name will be revealed when it launches) stands upon conservative principles such as Privacy, Autonomy, and Liberty. People of all creeds, colors, and nationalities can find a secure and happy home for their online social lives, where they're in complete control, and they're truly free. We will never monetize or share user data, and will celebrate the individuality and right to privacy of all those who choose to share life in our community.
Here's a closer look at our thoughts on Privacy, Autonomy, and Liberty:
We don't track your social life. We keep no record of what you like, who you communicate with, and what interests you “follow.” These remain confidential in your own social identity. We only track generic data and patterns to help us troubleshoot and improve the social engine.
We do not run advertisements based on your online searches and digital life inside or outside of the platform. We all know that’s just creepy. We will never buy, sell, or collect information about your online interests or interactions. And furthermore, you control the kinds of ads you see. You select a certain number of interests from the full list of potential ads when you join, and you can change those interests at any time. Ads that match your declared interests are the only ads you’ll ever see. That’s good for you, and it’s good for the advertisers too.
Absolutely no one can see your profile or your posts unless you give them specific access. Your social life online should be just as private as your social life in the real world.
With our platform, you're in complete control. Our algorithms allow you to see everything you want to. We do not artificially limit your social experience, or force you to pay money to promote things among your connected friends. You have instant access to every facet of your social life, and absolute control over all of it. Wel even have a subscription option so that you can enjoy your social experience completely ad-free.
You can enjoy your first amendment rights. You'll never be censored, locked, or shut down for what you share, unless you clearly violate constitutional law or endanger others.
What inspired us to create this social expression of conservative values? We ourselves were constantly struck by our own social-media experiences--by how biased they were against our own sensibilities. We felt there was a need for a social media platform that embraces conservative principles. But to be sure the need was real we created a survey to see how other conservatives feel about their own online social lives. We shared a series of statements and asked everyone to rate them from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree. The statements and the percentage of those who agreed or strongly agreed are as follows:
As you can see from the survey, the need for a strong conservative presence in the social media world is an absolute necessity. The number of people who feel trapped, limited, or even abused in the current system is staggering.
- To create an online social experience founded upon conservative principles where people of all colors, creeds, and nationalities can safely share their hearts and lives without fear of censorship, and without fear of their data being used against them.
- To respect and celebrate the individual, and to champion their rights in the social-media world.
- To innovate the social-media experience to best serve those who share life in our community, and to empower everyone to share their unique gifts, talents, and thoughts with the world.
- To safeguard against false information and predatory advertising, and to provide an ad-free subscription option that keeps all third party content out of view entirely.
- To offer curated and even custom-made conservative news and exposés on the topics our community is most interested in. These will be well researched and well documented to meet the highest standards of journalism.
We are part of a circle of friends who've known each other for twenty years. We collectively have a century of experience in all forms of software engineering, software design, and social enterprise. But what we need most is help getting the word out. This is our first go at crowd funding. We want to see this opportunity reach everyone who feels as we do that it's time for a social experience founded on privacy, autonomy, and liberty.
If you can do nothing else, please share this in your own social circles. Without your voice promoting this dream, it may never get a chance. And thanks in advance for your support and consideration. Together we can touch the world and make it a better place.
Risks and challenges
There will be many challenges as we seek to innovate and improve upon the social experience as we know it today. Some of these include differences in regional and national law, server technologies, data encryption, and language localization. New strategies and technologies will rise from our efforts, and these will take great focus, commitment, and financial investment. We need your help to bring all of this together. And most of all, we need you to share this project in your own social circles. Help us get the word out. Make a whole new world of social engagement possible, a world built upon the conservative principles of privacy, autonomy, and liberty.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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