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united-world.org

A new and innovative platform for local and international news, written by people in the thick of the action

united-world.org

A new and innovative platform for local and international news, written by people in the thick of the action

€28
pledged of €5,000pledged of €5,000 goal
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 23 2016 2:20 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 23, 2016

About

Publishing at united-world.org is writing what someone else does not want to see written.

Write about human rights and police brutality, corrupt judges and lawyers, about degrading working conditions, racism in your city, about slumlords and arbitrariness, about pollution and sexism or about fraudulent and dishonest politicians, exploitative employers and fascist mind patterns… You can write about any topic! 

Publish articles to topics that are important to you. The articles will be sorted thematically and geographically. Opinions won’t be deleted or censored. Because we don’t want anybody to be persecuted for what he’s thinking. We want a platform for participatory journalism. It should be legal to say what you think. 

Tell us what you do! Due to the geographic sorting, your stories will automatically reach those who are affected by it – or simply interested. Get us enthusiastic about what you love! 

We’re constantly been told what’s “right”, what needs to be protected, what we have to read, what we should be interested in. But in these bland, unified tastes of the masses, individuality has become lost. Algorithms calculate our interests. Humans are getting calculable and our media attention is directed by machines. 

A simple and clear page structure that doesn’t distract the reader is our aim. To offer goal orientated information and making valuable information searchable is our goal. 

A variety of opinions and interests can only be realized with a big amount of voices. And to reach that, we need yours, too! 

Writing, translating, complementing, discussing 

You can decide if you want to publish your article in your home domicile or at your current abode. Select a language you want to write the article in and select a category, in which the article should appear. To personalize articles, you can upload and insert pictures, videos, files, make polls and use HTML. 

News matrix: thematic and geographic sorting 

When your article has been published, it will appear in the smallest location unit. The more people read and discuss the article, the higher it will be ranked. That way, an article written in A’zaz will first appear there, then in Aleppo, afterwards in Syria, then in Asia and if it’s popular enough, on the world layer. 

Excellent search for single entries and happenings 

With saving articles at the place of happening, we will prevent these events from getting lost and forgotten. You can inform yourself goal-oriented with our clear page structure. 

User surveys with our poll tool 

Our poll tool allows you to integrate surveys in articles. The evaluation for cities and countries can be seen by all members. Additionally we have the overall “Human Happiness Index”, a poll that indicates people’s life qualities in the different cities and countries. 

Your content. Your profit.

To pay you for your content, we decided to allow advertisements on our page. Our advertising module will split the income on your articles in half. One half is for you, the other half is for maintaining the page and the servers and will go into development.  

Beta-Version  

The page is still in its beta version. Nevertheless, we record between 600 and 1500 monthly visitors who are searching for articles from their hometowns or other specific locations.

Opinions won’t be deleted or censored

Furthermore, you can decide whether you want to publish under you real name or under a pseudonym. Even after the official launch, your articles will be accessible for the publicity, including your views. 

 * “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” George Orwell

What’s left to do? 

After almost three years of work, the beta-version is already finished. A lot of awesome functions are already working. But the page is not ready yet. We have to finish the advertising module and give the page a graphical make over. No matter how big this campaigns impact will be – we will continue working on this project. You decide how fast we will reach our goals and how many people will be able to work together. Additionally we have to buy bigger server capacities and distribute servers in different countries, because we want to save your articles on mirror servers, so possibly critical content can’t be prohibited in any countries.

“I’m supporting United World, because I’m travelling a lot and this way I’ll be able to receive news from all the cities I’ve been to on one platform. An awesome project!” Timothy Z., Australia. 

Milestones and what we’re planning to do 

  • 5,000€ - This is the base we need to launch the project. The money will be invested in building and finishing the advertisement module and in a graphical makeover of the page.
  • 50,000€ - With that much of support we will be able to buy biggger server capacities, more powerful, faster and more stable 
  • 100,000€ - We want to build the united-world.org app for even easier success and to create news and keeping up to date with what’s going on on this planet. But this is a huge goal and we want to do one thing after another, so we probably will start a new crowdfunding campaign for this one.

Risks and challenges

Since the platform is already working and only has to be improved, there are no risks. The challenge would be to find active users – but that’s why we’re here, right? ;-) To gather a community! So come and join us!

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