by Shelton Bumgarner
It seems to me that there are two different things going on right now. On one hand, a lot of people have grown dissatisfied with Twitter and to a lesser extent Facebook. Meanwhile, a growing number of people are prepared to protest to in real life to bring down the Trump Administration.
So, I am proposing using this window of opportunity to found a new socially conscious social media platform startup that would be designed from the ground up to help people protest across the country on a regular basis. Now, the events that would motivate people to actually do this haven’t happen yet. Right now, people are more content being keyboard jockies than doing anything in real life.
But should Trump fire Bob Mueller or do any number of other things, that will be the spark that will cause a lot of people to hit the street. And it would be great if there was a service designed specifically for facilitating protests already in place, ready to go.
At the same time, a lot of people who the most upset about Trump — your liberal celebrity times — would be really interested in such a service and they might be enticed to leave Twitter and bring their content with them. If the service was designed from the ground up with much better control of trolls and bots, then those type of people would probably flock to such a service.
But, let me stress, I have no money, can’t code and don’t really want to learn. But I am good at the “vision thing” and organizing. So, I think given the opportunity I could at least organize this concept far enough long to get us to crowd funding.
And, yet, I have zero expectations. If I can get one person to help me in a serious manner that would be a shock. As it stands, I will probably grow bored of this concept soon enough simply because I can’t get any traction.
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