"Readocracy is on a mission to bring integrity back to the internet." Get credit for what you read online. Prove you are well-informed on any subject.

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Reading x Meritocracy, Democracy

n a system where being well-informed
is recognized and rewarded.

Make all the articles, newsletters, books, and podcasts you consume count.

Give your intellectual life a beautiful home.

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The platform that turns your attention
into an investment in yourself, and
helps others learn through you.

WHERE PASSIONATE MINDS
SHARE HOW THEY’RE INVESTING THEIR ATTENTION

It's a hugely effective way to showcase your expertise and commitment - all while cataloging all your learning, too.

Craig Applegath,

Founding Principal at DIALOG Design

It's made reading more fun. I didn't imagine I'd be saying that. And the profiles are beautiful.

David Zhou,

Venture Scout

It's like your intellectual playlist.

Maaz Rana,

COO @ Knockri

This is about your credibility - be recognized for being well-informed on the subjects you're passionate about.

Sally Arnold,

Director, Sell Media Intl

Tell me what you're reading, I'll tell you who you are. This is going to save the world.

Daniel Silva,

YNN Ventures

I can see this revolutionizing the way we use our time online. Comparable to what I felt on campus at LSE.
Inspired to read enriching things. It's making me more mindful of my info diet.

Shwetha Chandrashekhar,

KPMG

Who do you wish was using Readocracy, so you could browse their reading, their favourite podcasts, their notes?
Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern

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René Redzepi

Andre Young

Andre Young (Dr. Dre)

Yuval Noah Harari

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This is actually
about saving the world.

The internet is information. By making it only count for advertising, the information became secondary.
This destroyed our information ecosystem.

The internet is the nervous system of modern society.
We are seeing what happens when it’s optimized for quantity of attention , instead of quality of information.

Readocracy flips the script.

We are in a knowledge economy. Readocracy makes your attention online count as subject matter expertise instead.

Instead of checking your attention for advertising value, Readocracy checks it for learning value. It makes your attention count for your credibility on the subjects you’re passionate about.

Instead of an extractive model where others profit off of you, Readocracy is an additive model: you gain the value. Instead of quantity, it’s all about quality.

Imagine an internet optimized for that, instead.

The Benefits

Effortlessly and safely catalog all
the content that mattered to you

Readocracy’s attention verification technology quantifies and certifies your consumption. You choose what’s public, and you can delete any item any time. Add books, podcasts, tweets, and your writing to round it out. Effortlessly export for CE/PD credits.

Use it to boost your credibility and prove your passion. Impressive embedding on Linkedin, Twitter, and email. Stand out with substance.

Your public profile is your intellectual portfolio, powered by the learning and note-taking you’re doing anyways. It comes with Linkedin embedding, email signatures, custom headers, and more.

Help others learn through you, turn your learning into a side hustle

Every profile can be subscribed to. If you find great content, and add helpful notes, you can put some of it behind a paywall.
For yourself, or for charity. Be a filter for a noisy world.

Understand your information diet,
what’s shaping your mind

Your personal insights are like Fitbit for your information diet. Both your consumption, as well as your contributions on Twitter and Medium. Spot the biases and sentiment of what you’re putting into your brain. You are what gets your attention.

A design-your-own algorithm,
Perfect your information routine

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A design-your-own algorithm,
to perfect your information routine

Readocracy’s Tray lets you plug in all your favourite sources - newsletters, Twitter accounts, publishers, sub-reddits, and more - and define their importance to you, along with keyword filters. Every day it prepares a stack for you, with a single email, of exactly what you wanted.

A community optimized for civility;
and troll-free, bot-free, huckster-free

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A community optimized for civility;
and troll-free, bot-free, huckster-free

Only verified accounts can use community features. No bots, no trolls. Automation and bot integrations aren’t allowed, either.

Readocracy’s algorithm actually penalizes quantity over quality.

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Every contribution you make, whether a content recommendation or a comment, can be reacted to with types of “thanks”. You earn credits for being helpful.

You earn extra credits for getting somebody who is not politically aligned with you to appreciate your recommendation or comment.

A more productive “Read Later”,
no black hole of shame and anxiety

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A more productive “Read Later”,
no black hole of shame and anxiety

In addition to integrating with Pocket, Readocracy has its own Read Later function, and it’s pretty great. It asks you the urgency of items you save, and whether you’re comfortable showing them in your portfolio publicly. It drips back the urgent ones to you in your weekly digest, and rewards you for reading them.

The largest collection of expert
reading lists and intellectual playlists

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The largest collection of expert
reading lists and intellectual playlists

We have painstakingly collected what is - to our knowledge - one of the largest, and best curated directories of content sources, along with a rich set of reading lists from some of the world’s most important people.

Improve your memory,
remember more of what you read

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Improve your memory,
remember more of what you read

Readocracy drips back the content that seemed most important to you within your weekly digest emails, helping to move details from short term memory to long term memory.

The most privacy-forward UX
you've probably ever used

We’re paranoid, too.

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You can literally see
when Readocracy is
active / tracking

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You decide what is
public, otherwise it
defaults to private

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You can make your
own exclusion list,
and easily delete

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We remind you
what was saved, and
how, every week

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Support Us & Benefit

A Readocracy membership supports our work,
and helps shape a better world, but it’s also
an investment in yourself

CITIZEN

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Basic insights,

Full Search

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Full insights,

Full Search,

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Email signatures,

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All “Helper” features +

Advanced insights,

Secure archiving of your content

(never worry about old URLs),

Custom Linkedin & Twitter

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BELIEVER

$500

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Pro features

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THIS IS WHO WE ARE,
AND WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

We are real people, fanatically committed.

Get Rewarded & Reward Others

Being well-informed should be rewarded.
Spread the word. $1,000 in prizes.

Mentally-stimulating prizes for the top readers
and top referrers from Sept 1 until Dec 1

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Questions?

FAQ

"How do you make money? Are you just another data-exploiting, privacy-infringing business?" "What are the credits for? / Why credits? / What is a credit?" "How secure is my data on Readocracy / why should I trust you with my data?" "How can you tell if somebody actually read something? How does it work?" "How do you decide how many credits an article is worth?" "What if you're looking at questionable content?" "Is attention knowledge? What about application?" "Does the product distinguish between quality of articles / journalism?
Or does being well-read in anti-vaxxer sites produce as much credit as being well-read on scientific journals?"
"What if I'm naturally a fast reader?" "This isn't tracking all my browsing activity is it?" Lots more FAQ right this way

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The investment that increases your revenue while it grows

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We have 50 spots set aside for thoughtful leaders who want to support our cause as both backers and champions.

The beauty of it: It represents a new recurring revenue stream for you. Just like a paid newsletter, you can charge for full access to your Readocracy stream - either for yourself, or for a charity of your choice. If you’re a public speaker, you can embed your Readocracy QR code in your slides, turning a one-time revenue event into a recurring stream. All using the reading and research and notes you’re spending time on anyways, while saving you time along the way.

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    Make more money

  • Opens up easy, new recurring revenue for you

  • Be proud of it

  • A product you can easily/proudly show off daily and benefit from daily

  • Do your part to help save the world by making the internet less toxic and ignorant, take power away from trolls, bots, and hucksters

  • Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime market shift

  • Readocracy is at the centre of massive, converging trends: social media backlash / data ownership; communities; unbundling Linkedin; passion economy; post-COVID learning / remote learning / Education 2.0

  • This changes how the internet is valued, get in on the ground floor

  • Highly defensible, original business model

  • Large, under-served, extremely valuable market, with a rich set of roadmap revenue streams (all lucrative, while user-respecting)

  • A team and tech you can count on

  • Maniacally committed, values-driven, yet pragmatic founders

  • Our team brings over 25 years building social content platforms, supporting over 500K users, and winning recognition from Deloitte, IBM, Facebook. The Globe & Mail, and more.

  • Deep technology stack with a wide range of unique, proprietary IP

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About Us

Readocracy is brought to you by Rewordly Inc., the team behind Readefined.com and Rewordly.com, the other two platforms in our prize-winning, mission-driven suite. We are based in Toronto and Bucharest, with an increasing presence in NYC. We are a quirky bunch - our team includes a vintage keyboard collector, table top gaming connoisseur, fashion photographer, and even a guerilla “serendipity artist”, amongst other things. By day, we are coders, designers, researchers, and strategists. Above all, we are deeply passionate, open-minded, values-driven people.

We are founded by two brothers, Mario and Matei Vasilescu. Matei taught himself to code at age 15, and had built a pre-Facebook social network with over 200K users, driving 40M hits/month, by the time he was 20. His proprietary platform architecture, MWE, powers micro-networks for global clients supporting over 500K users. Mario is a robotics engineer turned product designer. He is a multi-prize winner on digital innovation, and led digital strategy projects for national organizations in both Canada and France. Richard Tuck, our embedded executive advisor, rounds out the leadership team: he is the former CEO of Riipen, an education startup he grew from 3 to over 30 people with contracts across North America. He is an advisor to several startups, and a professor and program designer at Red River College, focused on social entrepreneurship.

The remainder of our advisors bring executive experience from IBM global, Columbia University, Torstar, Village Media, LoyaltyOne, and Code for America.

If you have any questions, we would be happy to hear from you.

Group 24 Readocracy

We are on a mission to bring integrity back to the internet, by helping quality beat quantity.

The internet was supposed to be an incredible force for good. An oracle of knowledge, bringing together the best our world has to offer. Instead, it is increasingly tearing at the fabric of our society, sowing division, inciting violence, fueling depression and addiction, and upending democracies, while it bankrupts quality journalism along the way.

Our belief is that only a systemic, foundational rethinking of the web - one that finds a way to still play off existing habits - can bring about the dramatic shift that is required.

Our approach to this is to rethink the fundamental economics of the web: how value is measured, and how it is collected online, in a way that incentivizes quality creation, quality attention, and quality participation.

We are rethinking the attention economy.

1) Rethinking the value system

Today, the web is still largely driven by superficial measures rooted in basic attention and mindless behaviour: page clicks, ad impressions, and superficial “engagement” actions. The result is an inevitable race to the bottom where everything is optimized for quantity, while quality fits in where it can. This is a system that inherently rewards provocation, hysteria, and short cuts, while stifling thoughtfulness.

Our technology challenges this value system. Through Readefined.com, and now Readocracy, it makes it possible to optimize for, and be tangibly rewarded for, quality attention over quantity attention; for quality participation, over quantity participation. For both content publishers, and audiences. Rewordly.com fits in by helping quality perspectives, and more nuanced arguments, shine through the noise.

2) Rethinking who benefits, and how

Today, the web is also a largely exploitative arrangement: the users themselves benefit from access to information, however their time and attention are endlessly abused. Platforms, publishers, and advertisers, have depended on a singular business model of ad-driven view-and-click attention extraction. With Readocracy, we are trying to help users more tangibly and visibly benefit from their time spent online, while also giving publishers and platforms a new, healthier, less exploitative, win-win way of profiting from the interest of their audiences.

What is listed above is not an easy task. It is an uphill climb, requiring a tremendous amount of education and re-education, and support from those who are only just beginning to see that the current system is clearly starting to collapse.

We have already made great progress, however, and are optimistic for what we can achieve with our ever-growing list of supporters and partners. If you would like to join them, and want to help us with our mission, we would love to hear from you.

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I’ve been using a new platform for my learning and development called Readocracy (Readocracy.com). In a nutshell it has benefits for my learning, productivity, and even mental health. Would it be possible to have the cost covered by [company name]? It’s very reasonably priced for the benefits it provides.

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