There seem to be a serious lack of good marketing to help the mass know and understand what the Maidsafe team is trying to do. Many people not only have not heard of maidsafe, but for those that have heard the name, they do not understand it. Many websites still call it a data storage network and put it in same categories as Sia or Storj.
I think we should do a rebrand of Maidsafe and call it the Decentralised Internet Movement(DIM) or Decentralised Internet Revolution(DIR). Or New Internet Revolution(NIR) or simply, Internet Revolution(IR).
Because seriously, right now the name maidsafe itself probably puts off 95% of people having the motivation to find out what it’s about(as it doesn’t mean much and doesn’t sound attractive enough), and more so, for the lucky 5% that do click on it, they land on the page, all they see a bunch of technical jargons, such as Decentralised Autonomous Anonymous Secure Data Network, which, to the average person, excuse the language, but they understand just about bugger all of that… they have to really dig into it very hard themselves to then understand fully, but the current name/branding/marketing of the safenetwork does not build enough motivation in most people so that they do that themselves.
So I was thinking, why not instead, start with a good name in which upon reading, the philosophy of the whole project is IMMEDIATELY known to the reader, maybe they still don’t know the technical bits of how the team plans to decentralise the internet/change the current internet(no name can give that sort of information), but at least it gives them a more appealing reason for them to look into it further, and set their perspective right from the start of how they’ll see the safenetwork as, as opposed to simply a data storage service.
By the way, feel free to come up with some new names for the rebranding, i think it’ll have to be a collaborative effort between the team and the current followers. What does everyone think of the idea in general though?