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[–]TenPointMatt 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
finally some good news.
I blew 50k and 9 months developing a new social platform that offers something different by TenPointMatt in whatever
[–]TenPointMatt[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 4 months ago* (0 children)
thanks again for the reply!
i do like many of the ideas you bring up, and will definitely have to add something to the terms and privacy about users retaining image rights. memer's rights are human rights :D
its actually the first im hearing about the collective commentary feature of gab - i will for sure look more into a feature like that!
i think the part-federation makes sense. i think of social medias future being long-talied, rather than fully decentralized. specialization and smaller, more lightweight options with 'localized' interests and such. some common connection infrastructure would certainly help though.
Thanks for taking a look and for the feedback.
The speed is a concern we're addressing - more work to done on caching etc.
We wont be federated/decentralized/open source, at least for the time being.
Customization for user settings like night mode is on deck for development.
Your own customized feeds are something like vanity pages (like you say), and we plan to roll out a 'karma'-like system (although I personally hate it, I know many users like it). We also have some ideas for user reward badges and other features like that down the road.
The search and navigation is designed to work much like twitters, allowing tagging and trend discovery. It will need some tweaks in the future, but for the near term should do the trick.
All funding so far has been from my own cash, and will be for the foreseeable future, although we do have a patreon channel set up.
We default to strict privacy terms (can see more at https://tenpointdog.com/about, and https://tenpointdog.com/privacy-policy) - we dont store or sell any personally identifying info, and encourage users to take additional steps to protect themselves. Users can delete any/all of their data from the site at any time, as well as completely erase their account footprint.
Ethically, we offer a platform which is moderated, but openly skews right. I think that's what sets us apart from both the liberal-dominated moderation standards of most of the large tech companies, and the purists who want decentralization and total privacy. In addition, we aim to appeal to people with an interest in risk - poker, trading, FX/crypto, sportsbetting - and are currently hosting free contests for sports handicapping, with cash payouts to winners. If our users like this, we are planning a full development of a trading platform as a wing of the site (much like the new barstoolbets was spawned from barstool sports). In the long run, that may develop into a full, Augur-based betting exchange, or a large scale sports trading platform that aims to compete with draft kings et al. (Obviously there are huge permit hurdles there, but it's a potential possibility).
Further, I think we offer a very streamlined integration of features that inherits elements from media aggregators (the old Drudge), Twitter (user follow system), Reddit (group channels), and traditional long-form/linear message board discussions (ex bodybuilding misc). I want to create something that is the best of all those worlds, and seamlessly blend it together.
I understand that you lean toward the federated aspects, and features that this site won't offer, so this site would not be up your alley. But I appreciate taking the time to respond.
[–]TenPointMatt[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun - 4 months ago (0 children)
much of the issue with the look might be because its a ghost town at the moment. design-wise, there are some improvements currently being made, and a few features on deck for rollout in about a week - but overall i think the look is pretty smooth. feel free to offer critiques though, im happy to take them on board.
its a very small team - one full time and one part time, with expertise in wordpress development, machine learning, trading, and (oddly enough) biological science.
I blew 50k and 9 months developing a new social platform that offers something different
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