I have spoken with dozens of people met in locales from San Francisco to Miami Beach about the concept over the past three months, gaining valuable feedback and insight––now is the time to lay out the structure. Fleshing in the details will take place in the months to come, in collaboration with other entrepreneurs of vision.
Need –– When Facebook was introduced, it presented the revolutionary concept that the Internet was not a random collection of privately hoarded connections. That social groups would share, influence, entertain, and communicate through a unified platform that was visually appealing, curated, real time, non-commercial. The latter concept was critical –– the idea of free content on the Internet was one that appealed to a broad demographic of people who wanted, well… not to pay for things. Not only that, there was an ethos, embodied by Wikipedia and archive.org, that essential information that defines a collective basis of knowledge should be available at no cost. Laudable in concept, catastrophic for those who wish to get paid for their creative efforts. Thus Earth Fabric… (to be continued).