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Boycott - Join La Revolucion

We aim at a world where everyone’s voice matters

Boycott - Join La Revolucion

We aim at a world where everyone’s voice matters

$61
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, January 7 2020 7:49 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Have you ever found yourself in the situation of disliking something but accepting it anyway because there is no chance you can actually change it?

Sometimes the cause just seems too big for a person to be able to do anything, especially if your peers seem not to care too much about it.


We aim at a world where everyone’s voice matters

The good news is: you are not alone! All around the world there are people that share your ideals and sense of justice, that are ready to fight for a just cause. The only missing link is a way to find them and to organize together.

We are working hard to create Boycott, a free democratic platform, focused on social actions, open to everyone willing to change things. It doesn’t matter if you are a fervent animal rights defender or passionate about the environment, a citizen that cares about how his tax money is spent or a social media user worried about her personal data, a vowed-for-life activist or just someone angry about how he has been treated!


What makes us unique

We are building Boycott for the people that want to change their school, their neighborhood, their city or even the world!

True, there are already other social platform where people can meet and exchange opinion, but each platform has its own main focus and Boycott’s center of attention is social change. The whole platform is built for everyday people, activists and organizations, in order to provide the tools needed for the job and visibility to your causes.

For this reason, we are talking a lot to real world activists to understand what we need to implement to suit best their needs and we treat every problem as an opportunity. Our best hope is to move everyone’s inner activist.

To better serve our goals we developed a set of ad-hoc features. Here are some examples:

  • Organizations and campaigns need money to work and we thought about it! We will enable donations, patrons and even micro investments. Liquidity will allow your organization to reach more people and your boycott campaigns to be even more effective.
  • Teamwork is fundamental to achieve big goals, that’s why groups are our winning cards. You’ll be able to bring a whole organization on Boycott, chat with its members and define internal roles.
  • Campaigns have action plans, objectives, goals and activities. You can decide in a clear way what you want to achieve and the steps to get there.
  • Do you want to organize a public protest? Or a meeting to discuss about the campaign face to face? Maybe organize a petition and recollect signatures in multiple points around the city? Just create an event and bring it to the real-world.
  • Boycotting becomes way easier if there are valid alternatives; even better if the whole community proposed and voted them. In this way trustworthy and fair competitors get their chance to get in the market.
  • Communities are based on trust, that’s why we introduced a reputation system. More reputation, more privileges. Behaving well has never been so rewarding.
  • Tons of shiny badges (gotta catch them all!)
  • Make it viral with a meme! Just use our integrated meme generator.
  • And much more to come...

What will Boycott offer to its users?

  •  A discussion platform. Boycott is a place where everything can be debated as long as it is done respectfully. On Boycott everyone has the chance to express freely and new ideas, point of views and discussions are always welcome.
  •  An incubation platform. All users are encouraged to express their opinion and to form groups with people having the same idea (incubation groups) or opposite ideas (debate groups). Groups are very important for us as they give the users a way to organize.
  •  An organization platform. Boycott is open and welcomes all existing real-world organizations. We want them to join Boycott, to expose their public agenda on the platform, to gather new followers or establish new alliances with other organizations, to set up action plans, phases, strategy and goals, to create events and measure success rate using sophisticated and useful metrics.
  •  A Social Action platform. Boycott is a virtual space, but our main goal is to have effect on the real-world. For this reason, we follow words with action and with concise Action Plans to make sure we achieve the intended goals; we encourage our users to take Action and get heard in their everyday life. Let’s awaken our inner activist!

Above superficiality, useful content is the most important aspect

Boycott is the community that doesn’t care about likes or appearing, in which influencers are those who are on the first line for a better world rather than for the new model of iPhone.

People, organizations and campaigns with higher reputation will gain more visibility. In this way we are sure that only what is useful for the community is shown. Reputation will be achieved in different ways and the same community will be key in the process. More information can be found in the FAQ section.

Apart from rewarding useful content, reputation can also be used as natural way to self-moderate bad content: users or campaigns with low reputation will automatically be at the bottom of the stack. In this simple way we make clear that Boycott has no space for hatred comments and troll users will be treated in the worse way for them: with indifference. Also, users with low reputation won’t have an easy life on Boycott: losing reputation means losing privileges (for example they won’t be able to ask for donations, create events or vote in polls).


Against ads & selling your data  

We committed to completely avoid any form advertising on our platform and not to sell, use or own our users’ personal data. We chose this direction as a way of protesting against the indiscriminate use of our information from other social networks and because we care about our users, their privacy, their safety and the safety of their data.


Against censorship & content micromanagement

Unlike mainstream social networks like Fakebook & company, our plan is to step aside as much as possible and leave the platform users moderate the platform content. We believe that, in order to achieve the maximum level of freedom of expression, we cannot superimpose ourselves and check what every user publishes. For this reason, the community, using the Reputation system or through reporting content, will decide what is to rewarded and what is to be ignored.


We are an ACTIVE community

While traditional social networks are focusing on keeping the people glued to the screen as much as possible, Boycott is oriented towards action, in the real-world.

The same name of our platform is something that must happen out there in order to be effective. That is why we push our users to participate and be as active as possible, as participation it is the only way things can get done and change can be achieved.


Opinion from both sides matter

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At Boycott we are open to opinions from both sides. Respectful debates and discussions are the backbone of our community! Well exposed opinions enrich the talks and bring precious elements to the table.


We believe in organizations

It is very difficult to achieve something big while being alone. Big changes usually follow brave ideas, being spread by groups of people, working hard together through a common goal.

Organizations, in our opinion, are the perfect tool to improve this planet and that is why we are giving them a lot of importance. We think that the more we can connect people and allow them organize, the better they can work together.

So, if you are part of a real-world organization that is fighting against injustice, Boycott will be the best place to give it visibility, to show your agenda, to gain new members, to be discovered by other organizations that want to work with you and even to get financed. If you always wanted to start a new organization or to be part of one with your same ideals, Boycott will allow you to do that too.


The Boycott way

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We can really achieve some positive change if we all work for it! Let's start today, let's discuss about alternatives and let's stop engaging dangerous behaviors. The future generations rely on us to do the right thing and we are only one step away from it!


The Boycott workflow

A boycott campaign needs some basic information to go live, like a name, what it is against, its goals, its main topic (environment, society, industry, religion, human rights, animal rights, etc.). Thanks to this information other users with your same interests will find the campaign and will be able to join it.

Once the campaign is live, multiple tools and statistics will help you managing it. The first phase is all about letting your campaign be discovered by as many users as possible. They will have the chance to interact with you, ask question, participate, start debates.

We encourage this constructive exchange of opinions as we think that discussion is the base for the positive change the platform aims at.

Boycotting might have assumed a negative connotation due to the media, but we don’t see it that way. Boycotting is a way to say that you care! It is a right that all of us have. We do not have to buy products or use services just because these are offered to us.

In the consumerist society we belong to our most basic right is the one of not consuming what we do not want to consume. When a whole community uses this right, boycotts are born and societies change.


What are you waiting for? Join the Boycott community

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This is us, this is Boycott and this is our mission.

We cannot wait to release our platform and to start this adventure with all of you. We are thrilled by the endless possibilities and the potential of change we are bringing to the world.

Are you ready to awaken the activist inside you? Join Boycott. Join la Revolucion!


How much will I have to wait to boycott with Boycott?

The version 1.0 of Boycott is currently approaching the closed beta test. After this stage we will open a public beta and everyone will be able to join it. That stage is going to give us some important hints about what the users use the most, which features we need to improve and so on.

As soon as the platform is fully tested and the requirements for the online stores are met, Boycott will be available on Play Store, App Store and on our website www.boycott.com.

Here is the predicted timeline: 

As every product it won’t be perfect from day one, but we are treating it as a long journey rather than a release and forget. Boycott team is and will be working hard to grant the best possible experience and our users and their ideas will be what will shape the product in the future.


How we will use the recollected money

While the development of Boycott started several months ago, all its costs have been sponsored by us, using our own savings and asking for free collaborations when it was possible.

Now that the project is growing, its costs are becoming higher as we need to pay for new servers, additional developers, marketing agencies, legal expenses, etc. On top of that, our pockets are not bottomless and we see the end of our own liquidity.

We chose to recollect the money through crowdfunding because this would allow us to preserve all our ideals and our freedom. We chose not to sacrifice morality to please mighty investors and we need your help to accomplish it.

Thanks to everyone that participates or shares this page!

Risks and challenges

At the moment we are paying all the expenses out of our own pockets and everyone that works in the project is doing sacrifices in order to bring it to life.

This crowdfunding campaign is necessary to give a boost to the platform, allow us to complete it in the best possible way and deliver a quality product.

If we didn't reach the goal, we might have to revise our plans and the release could be postponed by quite some time.

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