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Making how we inform ourselves matter
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Making how we inform ourselves matter
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“It turns learning into identity. I can’t tell you how
excited I am about Readocracy.”
- Stephanie Garrett, Product Manager, CNN
“It’s building a currency of awareness. You’re turning
better content habits into recognition and prosperity.”
- Marc Siry, VP Comcast Business
“We need to learn who we are before algorithms decide for us.”
— Yuval Harari
“Remember that if you don’t prioritize your life someone else will.”
― Greg Mckeown, Essentialism
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Articles and videos made to count through Readocracy
An intro to AI, the new wave of generative AI, and the many ways it is going to change how we work and live.
Books, PDFs, articles
Patterns, insights, and sense-making at a planetary or societal level, or that feel universal to the modern human experience.
Everything is not as it seems. From the metaverse, to quantum physics, propaganda, and more.
The information age defines us more than ever. Explore how it’s shaping us.
Rational questions about conventional wisdom or the status quo. Healthy skepticism, exposed issues, and reasoned contrarian takes.
Articles, books, videos
Essential reading to understand the breadth and depth of the epidemic affecting our information commons.
Books, articles, videos
The relationship between your mind and your life online.
Articles, books, articles
READ MORE on our blog, The Content Zeitgeist
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.
We are real people, fanatically committed.
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?
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The investment that increases your revenue while it grows
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
Want to be one of our 50 angel-vangelists? Know somebody who would?Want the full details on all of the above?
We would love to hear from you.
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.
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.
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.
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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