I had a very good chat with a good friend of mine about twtxt.net mostly around potential commercial opportunities.
The conversation started when I said I was thinking about starting a KickStarter or IndieGogo campaign.
Why do I want to do this?
Well… Its easy! I actually believe in the original goals I set out for twtxt.net:
- Make Twtxt accessible to more people in an easy to use way.
- Create a truly decentralised Social Media Platform that really gives people voice that is free of oppression, censorship and control.
The last part I especially feel quite passionate about as I’ve mentioned before in a previous post on twtxt
I believe people of all backgrounds, origin or nature are Entitled to their own opinions, no matter what that opinion is.
But I thought twtxt.net was going to be FREE?
Well yes it is and will be.
However the original commercial aspects were always going to be:
- Offer up public hosted instances for individuals and small communities.
- Offer up private hosted instances for individuals and small communities.
The differentiating factor here is that each instance is “owned” and not part of a larger SaaS / Cloud offering. If you as a customer, user and owner of your Twtxt instance and its feeds want to go somewhere else, you can!
Now… I don’t know if any of what I’ve built thus far is going to be enough to execute a successful Kickstart/Indiegogo campaign let along a successful post-campaign organisation (whatever that may be)…
But one can only try!
What do you think? Please comment or come join us on twtxt.net and follow me or get in touch if you want to have a private discussion!