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Blog Post For Spot

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A blog post about the development of spot.us

A blog post about the development of spot.us

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  • 1. Hello Everyone!!!!!!! ❖ Travelingagain to meet the developers for another big push..... Me, pretending I’m not tired in an airport.
  • 2. Hoping to launch a 1.0 version of spot.us ❖In the next 8-16 days!!!!! (rough estimate) BUT.... This will be a soft launch with very small goals. What are those goals?
  • 3. Goals During First Phase ❖ Break stuff (I’m sure there will be plenty of bugs). Early users should recognize this is a natural part of the process - and that their feedback is valuable. ❖ Get 3-5 community tips from community members - these act as groups gaining pledges from other members of the community. ❖ Get 3-5 pitches from reporters in the system and start fundraising. ❖ Start a working relationship with at least one “traditional” news organization.
  • 4. How the Site Works I. Anyone can create a tip. (people “pledge” tips - but no money changes hands) II. Journalists create pitches. (people donate to pitches - these can be inspired by tips) III. Crowdfunding begins (community organizing is key) IV. Publish content + give it away. (If somebody wants exclusive rights - must refund original donors)
  • 5. WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!? ❖ I’d be lying if I said I knew........... but that’s what makes this a fun and exciting experiment. ❖ Expect improvements: So many features won’t be released in this first version. When we launch the site will be about 1/4th of what we’ve planned. But there’s no better time to start than asap!!!

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