“Once you’re on our platform, we won’t take you down unless ordered to by a court of law.”
“We’re hoping we can really add dialogue to the podcast and YouTuber world. We’re also gonna do the same things with books, so if you buy an e-book on the platform, you’ll be able to annotate publicly. … We can do that with books that are in the public domain, too.”
Will the social media fun-for-all be comprised by just a bunch of dorks?
“We’re hoping that we’ll be able to pull people who are interested in intelligent conversation, specifically, into this platform, maybe start pulling them away from YouTube and some of the less specialized channels — that, plus our anti-censorship stance.”
Posts will have a 50-word minimum so as to help prevent trolling.
“If minimum comment length is 50 words, you’re gonna have to put a little thought into it. Even if you’re being a troll, you’ll be a quasi-witty troll. If your ratio of upvotes to downvotes falls below 50/50 then your comments will be hidden, people will still be able to see them, if they click, but you’ll disappear … We don’t know if 50/50 is right.”
For now, the site’s invitation-only.
And who are some of the testers?
Why, it’s Skeptic magazine Editor-in-Chief Michael Shermer, YouTuber Sargon of Akkad, and one of my personal favorites, the great Dave Rubin (check out Dave’s show, The Rubin Report).
So get ready, tweeters and Tubers — we’re potentially headed toward the Sizzlean of social media. No more heart-clogging censorship. If things go well in beta, you may soon be able to say, “Roll over, bacon. Now there’s somethin’ meetier.”
Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.
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