I think it might expand beyond that almost immediately, and faster than we all think. MaidSafe will end up on those tech sites regardless. Every project in those circles right now tout the same buzzwords, emphasizing the same points, and all drowning in their cacophony of privacy/encryption/security.
So what’s unique to MaidSafe? Why separates it from those commonly-spouted buzzwords? I’d argue the almost limitless amounts of encrypted, private cloud storage for a fraction of the cost. That’s the strength. And if it can transfer data faster because of the distributed nature, that’s big too (Although I’m not 100% on whether that’s true, someone please let me know).
We shouldn’t bother saying “and it protects us from the government” or “NSA-proof!” Comments like that are redundant and alienating. If it can protect you from the toughest hacker, it can protect you from prying governments. Putting too fine a point on it makes it sound like a political movement, and once politics gets involved then every goofball will have something to say (see: many discussions in this forum already). Politics need to be hidden from this so people can project their own beliefs onto it.
Look at Dropbox. Look at their website. Do they have an agenda? Google? Facebook? They just exist. We all have things we believe about them, but they make no visible political or philosophical projections.
Keep in mind, I’m not saying we shouldn’t mention its powerful security features, but should be peripheral.
The largest focus, the centerpiece of the initial push, should emphasize for the masses its easiest to understand function. Dropbox Killer. It’s an easy correlation. Everyone understands that. People know they need more space, and want to pay less for it. Shine a spotlight on that.
Is there anything else about MaidSafe that falls into this camp?
Next is probably Safecoin, although this will bring up the “Why more cryptos?” discussion.