HERE’S WHY THE INTERNET HAS BECOME AN ECHOCHAMBER
The Internet Is Rigged To Tell You What You Want To Hear, But There Is A Site Where You Can Get The Whole Story.
Have you noticed your newsfeed over-run by cat videos (or whatever you see tons of)? You clicked on one. Enjoyed it. Liked it. And now the internet wants to keep you clicking so it will show you cat videos until you click on the goat, or puppy, or whatever.
And if you head over to Reddit to engage in ‘real’ news as a newbie, good luck. You will be shamed into silence if you dare offer an opinion without going through what feel like top-secret protocols.
Real news is dying. It’s supposed to be unbiased information exchange, but it’s broken.
When Moti Weizman, a high-tech veteran, entrepreneur, founder and pioneer in 3 technologies with 25+ years of experience and a $200 million exit noticed that he was struggling to get his voice heard online he realized the thing that was holding him back was that the internet is a popularity contest. He wondered, how many other opinions are there out there that I’m not hearing? That’s when the epiphany came.
Weizman’s struggle to get his voice heard online led to the vision of a social media news platform that roots out bias by design. The result was Postwaves.com, where readers are randomly selected to vote on an article’s worthiness. The process of randomly crowdsourcing the ratings, means readers get feeds that represent a full spectrum of opinion. Now, two years later, the social content sharing platform boasts over 51,000 independent thinkers that share fascinating and unique pieces every day.
“At Postwaves, we believe all content is created equal. Whether you’re an old timer or new member, your voice is unique and deserves to be heard each time. Our platform allows anyone to create a public or private board for a community based on their interests, and submissions are shown to a random cross-section of communities to vote on. This ensures all posts have an equal chance of being seen and appreciated regardless of who posted it.” - Moti Weizman
At Postwaves, writers and curators don’t just contribute, they connect and build tight-knit communities. The groups that emerge on Postwaves are built by passionate, like-minded individuals that combine their experiences and knowledge to learn and make a difference. Postwaves founder, Moti Weizman, is proud of the communities that have emerged such as AutismTakeOn. He says, “These groups provide a safe and positive place to share personal experiences and offer support to others. It’s amazing how fast they thrive.”
Members of AutismTakeOn have had life changing experiences using Postwaves as their discussion medium for many reasons. For these individuals, this group gives them peace of mind knowing they have support from others with experience in autism. Like all other communities on Postwave, it’s a space for honest and uplifting conversation that eliminates all concerns about safety or cyber bullying. Although our groups are not facilitated by any moderator, all members engage equally to share the most useful, real-time content.
Climate Think Tank is another innovative community created on Postwaves that calls members to think about advancing positive approaches to climate change. Despite the 3,500 members engaging in this group, each individual has the opportunity to share a unique perspective that allows other members to widen their scope of thought and work towards a common goal--literally changing the world one post at a time.
Postwaves is a place where like-minded people contribute and collaborate to discover useful and surprising content around topics they care about. The twist: The community self-moderates what's worth reading by voting. You can sign up free Postwaves.com. Find a group that speaks to you and start contributing!
Co-founder of Postwaves, Moti Weizman is a high-tech veteran, entrepreneur, Founder and pioneer in 3 technologies with 25+ years of experience. Moti co-founded Dune Networks, and developed high capacity switches that are used by the majority of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) today. He successfully raised $25 million dollars with the company before eventually selling to Broadcom for $200 million dollars.