An ad-free social network? Without an invitation to the NSA? 😉 Without following any profit-driven interests? Is that really possible?!
A lot of us are currently concerned about the future of social networks, especially after our trust has been betrayed after the Facebook data scandal (which by the way is just the tip of the iceberg, as you all know). And understandably many people have brought up important questions about Human Connection and how it is different from the big commercial networks that we all know and use. However, as a small team we cannot always respond to all your concerns individually or go into details that some expect and we’d wish to be able to.
In order to counteract this fact in the labor-intensive creation phase, we organize regular open meetings that EVERYONE is welcome to attend. In those meetings you can speak with members of our team, ask us questions, learn about the state of the programming from our developers, and generally share concerns, ideas or feedback about the alpha!
I ask you all to help so that the available time in those open meetings can be used as best as possible. Those meetings also help us use your donations in the most responsible and effective way. Instead of posting questions in the comments on Facebook etc or post questions in the alpha, I encourage you to use the direct way of communication in our open meetings, especially if it’s a complex topic where you want us to answer as precisely as possible. Clarifying complicated issues in e-mails or comment columns takes time. Time that we already lose with general service requests. This alone requires that we hire and pay an additional employee. To take care of community management on social media would require an additional person – but we’d rather spend that money on the development of Human Connection.
Human Connection is on a good way to finance its basic operation, and more and more notable supporters are recommending Human Connection; nevertheless, we still lack 50% of the required amount and time is running out when it comes to fully securing our financial foundation. At the moment our hands are tied and there is no possibility to work magic. So I can only ask you to be patient when it comes to the fact that not everything is ready yet on the alpha and not everything is running perfectly yet. The good news is that we are creating a social, knowledge and action network that combines all three components in one interface. This includes useful functions