Do you remember what first made you fall in love with a social network? Didn’t it have something to do with finding people you hadn't seen in a long time, sharing interests and all that gone community spirit?
Social networks have been very important in many factors, but they have also failed profoundly in others. The practice of making more relevant what has more comments or likes is probably one of the crassest mistakes, for ignoring the principle that people are usually more driven to comment on what makes them angry than on what they really like, and the sums of likes end up saying very little about the quality of the content for each individual person.
We are from that Internet age where the concept, by itself, meant sharing. The era of forums, of people who created information just out of passion and/or motivation to know that it would be useful to others, often even anonymously. From the days of IRC, where people talked with people, the physical aspect was not the first point of contact and interest, it was all about intellectual attraction, shared interests and curiosity.
There are a lot of positive things in the modern concept of the Internet, however, the negatives are very obvious. Where used to be just navigation, now there are 4 pop-ups before you even understand what the website is or what the application does. There are 3 or 4 promotional offers and all the brands present trying to get your attention. The games are no longer a game, they are a casino where goals are achieved only and exclusively by paying. We understand that everyone has to make money, but we also believe that exchanging users harmony for more profit is a betrayal for them. It's not that you shouldn't or can't have advertising or micro-transactions, but we believe that services should focus more on the balance between this relentless quest to increase profits and the safety, tranquility and well-being of their users.
This totally sounds like a novice entrepreneur's talk, who still has that sparkle in his eyes given by the illusion of what the real world of business is like. But for us, Dailycrowds is not a business: it is a life project, and it is very far from having the main objective of getting rich, or even less, fame. Any kind of profit from Dailycrowds has to be a consequence of what we provide to people. This is a promise!