several months ago I came up with the idea of a decentralised social network that allows not only to connect people and exchange information, but also to reward content creators. Think of it as the combination of crowding, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. A mixture between Twitter and Patreon - just without any companies involved. I looked up several cryptocurrency projects and the reason I ended up here is mainly because with SAFE content and value are genuinly related and it allows to store data throughout the network.
Within the last week I modified the sketch and I wanted to ask whether those of you, who have a better technical understanding, may have a look to elaborate whether it can be carried out on SAFE. I believe that a simple yet powerful app like powerparty may catch the attention of non-technical users, like me.
Currently I work in scientific project coordination as well as on my PhD thesis in humanities. I do not have enough technical background to code an application, but I am able to do everything that is related to design, coordinating workflows and fundraising. I believe this is a valuable project and would love to get in touch with people who are interested to elaborate the proof of concept and to eventually develop an application on top of SAFE.
I think there is a market for this application, because currently most content creators live on ‘attention’, which allows them to monetize partwise through advertisement. Noone working in this sector is really happy about, on the other hand people often accept ‘attention’ as a currency due to a lack of alternatives to monetize. Beside media enterprises who always monetized on content generation of their clients (Facebook, Pinterest, etc) there is also a trend of traditional sectors such as journalism to pay their users with ‘attention’ (the business model of Huffington Post is a graphical example).
The presented concept is only partwise elaborated and there is certainly much more to think about to keep it simple stupid for users to get along with SAFE. So if you are interested in collaborating, send me a message with your expertise or post in the thread.
You can find wireframes and brief explanations in this GoogleDoc