Frequently Asked Questions
First off, thanks for supporting us! If this project is successfully funded, we will send you a survey where you can fill this information out. Username reservations come in order of backing.Last updated:
We are considering several revenue models and one of them is a subscription service. In the case we adopt this, those who contributed to our Kickstarter will never have to pay for Junto.Last updated:
Although Junto is not for profit, there are a few revenue models we are considering.
Option 1) Fully driven by donations. Wikipedia follows this model while sitting as one of the top ten most popular sites.
Option 2) We believe there is an increasing shift away from advertisements towards subscriptions. When you don't pay for the product, you are the product. With that being said, those who back us on Kickstarter at any tier will receive free lifetime access to Junto!
Option 3) In the near future, Junto will enable people to donate to their favorite creators. One revenue model is to charge a small transaction fee for facilitating this process. If we adopt Option 1) or Option 2), then we will provide this service for free.
Option 4) Some combination of 1, 2, and 3.Last updated:
Junto will not issue a cryptocurrency.
While we understand how financial incentives can drive adoption, we want to build our platform on a different set of values. Having each expression be tied to a monetary value would likely perpetuate the over-analysis, addictive qualities, and mental health concerns produced by existing platforms. Junto is a place for expression in its purest form.
With that being said, creators who want to receive a source of revenue for their content can still do so. Junto will provide an option for people to receive donations from other members.Last updated:
Most misinformation charged with political, religious, or commercial agendas are proliferated through targeted advertisements. There are no advertisements within Junto. We also do not curate data points of individuals for organizations to target.
There are also many bots and fake accounts that are paid to post misleading information. Our onboarding process will integrate identity verification to ensure accounts belong to real people.
Outside of that scope, we encourage our members to digest information more thoroughly. It is up to each individual to determine what is true and other community members may play a role in assisting with that. This shift towards personal accountability is important.Last updated:
By design, Junto is censorship-resistant. Our platform is built on Holochain, which is a technology to build distributed applications. What this means is that information is stored in a distributed database, making it more private, secure, and difficult to censor from the outside.
Internally, Junto still has autonomy over what is shown. This is why our code is open-source, meaning anyone can review it and hold us accountable. As for censorship, we have a terms and service disclosing what type of content is not allowed.
Outside of that, we do not want to be a centralized source of right or wrong. Instead, we encourage our members to act with their own agency and determine which content and individuals they would or would not like to engage with. One person's decision should not affect everybody else's and we value the importance of enabling a full spectrum of opinions.Last updated:
We have people from all over the world who have signed up and contributed, which is wonderful to see! This will lay a foundation for Junto to be global from the start. Shortly after our Kickstarter, we will release a private beta. Only those who waitlisted and contributed to our campaign will be able to access it. We will grow from invitations sent by our first members.
From there, we have a lot of exciting things ahead. We plan to partner with organizations who share a similar ethos and host physical spaces to continue to grow Junto in an intimate, grassroots manner. We will also initiate a means for Junto to be financially sustainable in the long run, which will help us provide this medium to more people.
This is just the beginning! Join us on this adventure. Your role in this matters.Last updated:
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