I think I’ll write an app…

Updated on February 12, 2021 in General Stuff
1 on February 11, 2021

I’ve had this idea for a while now, but maybe it’s time.

I think I’ll write an app. Pretty standard twitter-ish format, with one very important twist: Outsource the moderation.

Don’t really have a business plan, but the idea is to somehow monetize the moderation function and keep the app ad-free.

The idea is if you want moderation ala the Democratic Party, you can have it. If you want moderation ala the NRA, you can have it. Etc, etc, etc.

You sign up, then you pick from an ever growing list of third party organizations who provide moderation services.

Simple, really. 

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I’m intrigued, first that you know how to write an app, second that there is a need for something — anything — besides Twitter.

What does “somehow monetize the moderation in an ad free environment” mean, though?  How do the mods get paid?  Is the idea that  if one knows the mods on a personal level, it gets harder to even-handedly enforce the rules?  


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