Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia:
I’ve come to the conclusion that the biggest problem driving low quality media is that it has been purely advertising supported, and that the social networks which provide so much distribution are also purely advertising supported. Facebook, Twitter and other social networks make revenue based on how long you stay on their site looking at and clicking on advertising. Engagement is prioritized over quality.
The new Wikitribune is a completely unique and slightly crazy idea: a collaboratively editable social networking new platform. As before, we will have no advertising and no paywall (There is a short waiting list to join the new site to help us with scaling up, but you can skip the waiting list if you invite people or if you become a paying supporter).
I’m really excited for WT:Social. If you want to join me over there, I created a Chrono.gg hub for us. Anyone who signs up with the following link will be automatically connected to one another:
And here’s the Chrono.gg subwiki:
It’s collaborative so I don’t have any power over it and anyone can add whatever they want to it.