Introducing the Just About Newsletter
Early reactions from our announcement
Hello and welcome to the first Just About newsletter!
Thank you for signing up and supporting the project. We'll be using this newsletter to keep you up to date on the highs and lows of bringing a new community platform to life. We’ll be covering:
How we plan to solve the challenges faced by online communities today
Deeper dives into the features and tools that make Just About different
The most important developments in the world of online communities
But first, we look back on Just About’s announcement this week.
On Monday, our founder Rupert Loman sat down with James Batchelor of GamesIndustry.biz to talk about our plans and the inspiration behind the platform.
After the news broke, inevitably Twitter responded. Here's a few interesting points that were raised…
The most engaged players who make up gaming communities are driven by genuine passion to become unrivalled experts. So who better to produce brilliant game guides and helpful videos?
But let’s see them recognised for their knowledge and time invested. There are existing platforms that allow them to share, but very few give them proper recognition.
Robin raises an important point about introducing money into organic community dynamics.
For us, it’s about respecting and recognising people’s time and their talents. These things are valuable and so it seems only fair that they should receive value in return.
On the point of plagiarism, this is something we’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about. We’re building the tools to be proactive in recognising the provenance of content, and ensuring the right creators are recognised.
Trajan has hit the nail on the head: It’s not just about content creators, we aim to recognise the curators, moderators and contributors too!
As for the UI & functionality, subscribers to this newsletter will be the first to see what we’re building.
Absolutely. We think there’s room for Just About Everything!
We don’t have all of the answers yet. We’re going to open up the development process as much as possible and work with communities to shape the platform. That includes you, our Newsletter readers...
Thanks again for subscribing and jumping in with us, right from the start. We can’t wait to share more.
Rupert & the Just About team
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