I’ve been having some time to think over the holidays.
This is not a one single app or website idea more of a thinking out loud and strategising the process.
The purpose of this thread and of course the ideas in general are to come up with essentially a method to target and attract new web traffic into the SAFE Network.
I think we need to look at other models and learn from what others have previously done.
Tor attracted users who wanted to buy and sell drugs and other illegal things.
Bitcoin attracted people from a variety of interests, money, computing, cryptography, politics, economics etc.
OpenBazzar was like a combination of the above.
What we are doing is similar but yet different were not repurposing anything. We’re not targetting a type of crowd to buy X or with an interest in Y were saying the current internet is shit, we have a new one.
But still, how to engage people that make the effort?
All of the biggest sites on our current Internet had this same problem originally. Users. How to keep users attention for just long enough.
And most of them admit to filling their sites with content and discussions in order to attract others who also want to contribute but also make it seem like a fun party to be full of people.
It’d sure be sad to see all of the effort fail if people decide to visit and once they show up no one is there.
I’d like to propose that along with all of the wonderful ideas people are sharing and aiming to work on that all of us at least collaborate on the one thing and I think that should be a forum. Or like another member said, a bar. (The Pub)?
When people arrive if they can be welcomed into a place that is full, buzzing, lively, action filled, they can ask questions, we can help them out, point them to cool things, and generally just offer a place to be social I think that would give this safe project the legs it needs to stand on.
The other examples I mentioned had something similar. Tor provides access to a couple very well known forums and marketplaces and who hasn’t heard of the bitcoin talk forum?
If we all agreed and achieved at least any sort of consensus before we all start filling the network with unicorns and adventure rides I think that would be a good thing to agree on. A forum of sorts. As a welcome page.