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Socialize is a minimalistic social network for programmers, nerds, geeks and technology fans. Interact with your friends - on the CLI!
Socialize is a minimalistic social network for programmers, nerds, geeks and technology fans. Interact with your friends - on the CLI!
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[RL] Socialize - A social network on the command line

CHF 1,545

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Stretch Goal #1: 1600$
Introducing ShoutOuts
Post a message where everyone can see it! With ShoutOuts, you can post a message, and everyone using the 'soclz shoutout'-command can see it. What a way to make new friends and connect with new people, fast and easy.

Stretch Goals #2: 50 backers
InterviewsMake this project truly community-based! Every backer will have the chance to wish an extra feature or detail. This will be done using the kickstarter interview tools.

Our idea is to make a social network for CLI lovers.

Many developers prefer vi/vim over many high-tech IDEs, so we thought Why wouldn't they prefer socialize over other "high-tech" social networks.

Socialize should stay minimalistic and simply beautiful. We won't display any ads - because there are no ads on the CLI.

And no - we won't get any money because we sell your data - the project will be open source and will be financed through kickstarter, donations and maybe sponsoring.

Who is "we"? We actually means I, and I means Dominic. I'm a young software developer from Switzerland.

 The cli client will be made in Python using the Click-framework. It can be installed via pip.

You can do your own project by using an API, the documentation will follow after some time.

Obviously - the schedule is a big subject.

  •  June 2016: The Kickstarter campaign ends. Backers will be added to a mailing list, to get updates quick. Main updates will also be added to the kickstarter page.
  • Late Summer 2016: Beta opens for our backers. Bugs and suggestions can be added.
  • End of 2016: If everything is ok, beta will get closed and socialize opens for all members.

Thanks to our previous kickstarter campaign, we've formed an amazing audience. Also, a large thank you for the guys who have taken our 'functionality survey':

  • Torben @torben_jaster
  • Stefan Weiberg @stefanweiberg
  • Ferdi Biere @f_biere
  • Jkesselring
  • Adrianus Warmenhoven

With the 1000$, we will finance hosting, domain and some work that has to be done. With the money, the project can live up to 10 years without a single donation.

"I've supported socialize because it's an interesting take on a social network"

"I like the idea of a commandline social network"

"It is a very cool and geeky idea."

"The command line is always better!"

Risks and challenges

The only real challenge is the time. For everything else - there is a solution.

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    We want to be part of your story too! Let's talk a bit on twitter - I will follow you.

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    15 Fr. approx. 15 USD

    Thank you very much! Your name and a 140 char message, which you can define, will be display in a list when you type "soclz kickstarter"

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    Pledge CHF 30 or more About $31

    30 Fr. approx. 29 USD

    Thanks!! Be an active part of our journey! You'll get beta access to socialize, and will be featured in our "kickstarter" command.

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    Get a limited and exclusive socialize mug for your morning coffee. Start your day with your favourite social network!

    Beta access and "kickstarter"-feature is also included

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    Special and limited for you!
    Be part of our social network! Get your very own command on socialize. You'll have your very own easteregg! You can define the output.

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    150 Fr. approx 146 USD

    THE BOOK!
    Get a strongly limited hardcover-book about the progress of the project, with photos of the development, FAQs and project logs.

    And guess what! You'll be able to ask questions for the FAQ and will also be featured in the end of the book!

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