You already know this.
Nor do you need another reminder of just how urgently we need new systems to overcome them. And it probably won’t come as news that, whilst incredibly powerful, the technologies at our fingertips are typically designed and maintained by organisations who care more about making money than making change, however hard their marketing departments try to convince us otherwise.
So why are you reading this?
Like you, we’ve been watching and listening to the world in a state of confusion and dismay over the last few years. But we’re optimists, and we believe that we can all do better. And that’s why we built Crowdpol. Crowdpol is a pro-social platform, where changemakers from across the globe can work together to tackle the challenges of the century. Whoever you are, whatever you do – if you want to contribute to building new systems, Crowdpol is designed for you.
Why should you sign up to Crowdpol?
Crowdpol also has many of the features you’d expect to see on any other social networking site, except unlike them, we don’t mine and sell your data or use secret algorithms to nudge you in the interests of the highest bidder. Also, we don’t allow advertising on our website, so every pixel of the screen is dedicated to making change. We’re not-for-profit, open-source, and we’re implementing a community ownership model, so that our users – people like you – are always in control.
What about fees?
We are also considering brokerage fees on goods and services provided through the platform. But acknowledging that our earliest users won’t benefit from the fullness of an active community while many of our features are still being developed, we’re extending you an invite to join for free.
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Who made Crowpdol?
The project counts among its dedicated supporters veteran activists, world-leading academics, visionary entrepreneurs, progressive donors, and expert technologists, designers, engineers, and managers, in a team spanning five continents.
A call for collaboration