Don’t rely on Television or newspapers to give you an accurate portrayal of global events. These objects of old are filled with political spin, and muddled with shocking stories designed to sell more papers or obtain more viewers. The companies that publish these historic objects are publicly traded companies with only one goal: increasing revenue, decreasing expenses and creating long term shareholder value.
These things are all positive, however they should not be the goal of a company that should be informing the public of events. online social networks began the shift to decentralized news. These networks, that have been started since the late 90′s, have allowed users to publish content on them. This allows users to become their own public voice, speak their own opinions, tell their own stories. However, this is on a merely personal level. These stories of people, though very interesting and entertaining, as well as potentially inspiring, do not tell much (if anything) about global events in general. They do not tell us how our society, how our country, how our world is doing. They do not tell of the struggles, pains, famines of our brothers living in distant countries, or even at our next door.
What if there was a website, an Internet site that allowed self-published news, anyone, no matter who they are, where they’re from or what they do for a living, can publish a story. These stories are not filled with shock or designed to sell papers or increase audience. These stories are a simple statement, just like a social network.