Thursday, June 13, 2019

HEROIC! Jordan Peterson to Launch New Social Media Platform

Jordan Peterson
Jordan Peterson has announced he is launching a free speech platform, ‘Thinkspot.’

The subscription-based “anti-censorship” platform will offer a free speech alternative to payment processors like Patreon and provide a social media alternative to platforms like Facebook and YouTube.

Peterson says that “once you're on our platform we won't take you down unless we’re ordered to by a US court of law.”

Also an interesting twist, Peterson says comments will have a minimum required length so one has to put thought into what they write.

The platform, with its subscription-based service, will also directly subsidize content creators.

 -RW

8 comments:

  1. Google "network effect" to find out why his idea wont work.

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    1. The idea is to build its own network effect and watch the previous network collapse. That's a challenge but it isn't even one of the weak points.

      The biggest weak point is funding and the second is having a reliable internet connection. The political competition will use any means to get thinkspot's plug pulled. To scare off investors, hosting services, datacenters, and telecoms.

      The key challenge to building a network will be the despicable tactics of the opposition. Any free speech platform is going to have some untrue and/or nutty things posted on it. These will be used to discredit other users of the platform and scare people away from it.

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    2. To Jimmy's concern, having the site hosted in a country with courts not friendly to SJW-types may be the ticket.

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  2. Doesn't apply. You are misapplying the concept.

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  3. Did he purchase a top level domain? If not he'll just lose service the same way Gab did. Within another year ICANN will simply decide who is and is not allowed to be online. Don't like it? Build your own infrastructure and internet.

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  4. Hopefully free markets will be able to work and the success of this new media outlet will be determined by free people.

    When Peter Van Buren was suspended from Twitter he made the point that to have access to the same platform as say the NY Times is beneficial to him and others that are not published in corporate media outlets.

    Having separate social media outlets we end up speaking to the choir. This is a concern. I realize we already have quite a bit of that but as van Buren made clear being able to use something like twitter in the same manner and as freely as a Times “journalist” allows individuals to be heard in the same manner as corporate media giants. But with the current policies of these social media giants we do not have the same ability to be heard now. So new media outlets are needed.

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  5. What a great way to invest the money he's been earning. I'll join.

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