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Freethought City

A project in Brighton and Hove City, UK by John Richards
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A second generation social media site using state of the art software and hardware, design for a more civil online community.
Backers: 5
Average Pledge Per Backer: £34

Funded: £171 of £54,700
Dates: Dec 16th -> Jan 21st (37 days)
Project By: John Richards
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Latest News

FTC News: Plan B swings into action!

January 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Eye see you! Face to face social media - FreeThought City. A big thank you everyone who has followed this Kickstarter campaign!  It provided us with a reason to flesh out the FreeThought City concept. We now have plenty of content to show potential... (Read More)

FTC News: A Social Media site for the Video Age!

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Today is Consultation Evening at my daughter's school. Do I have to drive to the college and queue to speak to the teachers? No! It's virtual! Partly as a result of lockdowns and working-from-home, most of us have become video chatters. We have new... (Read More)

FTC News: How do you solve a problem like bad information?

January 19th - via: kickstarter.com
The RS view on first generation Social Media: "The Royal Society is the world's oldest continuously operating scientific institution, and it is attempting to grapple with the challenges posed by our newest ways of communicating information. In a new... (Read More)

FTC News: The Pope is on Our Side!

January 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Who would have thought it? His Excellency disapproves of the cancel culture and de-platforming! Those are two of the weapons used by social justice warriors to subdue those who disagree with them.  This is barely disguised censorship.  We don't... (Read More)

FTC News: The Elevator Pitch!

January 17th - via: kickstarter.com
You may remember when 'elevator pitch' was a thing... It was before COVID-enforced working from home when many of us spent our days in multi-storey office blocks with elevators (lifts).  The idea was that you should try to sell to your colleagues in... (Read More)

FTC News: Attracting Attention!

January 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you so much for following these updates and spreading the word about FreeThought City to all your contacts.  Today I have emailed Richard Dawkins to let him know that the song using his words as lyrics is out. We know he likes the music. Maybe... (Read More)

FTC News: Respect People; Challenge Ideas

January 15th - via: kickstarter.com
FreeThought City is a live mic and camera site with two arenas: the private and the public. What you do in the privacy of your dream home with your invited guests is up to you, and none of our business, unless we get complaints of human rights abuse.... (Read More)

FTC News: Unique Selling Proposition? Multiple Selling Proposition more like!

January 14th - via: kickstarter.com
If you adopted a false identity, or went about with a stocking pulled over your head, we would suspect you of doing something antisocial wouldn't we! You can't have a false identity or multiple identities in FreeThought City.  This means that... (Read More)

FTC News: Tell Your Friends about FreeThought City!

January 13th - via: kickstarter.com
There are so many advantages to FreeThought City: It's a civil society. There's no intrusive ads. You can build your dream home. It's synched to your day. There's all sorts of things going on. You can perform or sell your stuff. It's a whole virtual... (Read More)

FTC News: We are not Nosey Parkers!

January 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Imagine, you are going to a show when an enormous screen comes out of the ground and blocks your way! You are forced to wait while it plays a video. Inside the hall, you are enjoying the performance when, suddenly, a huge projection drops down in... (Read More)

FTC News: Ending Online Abuse!

January 11th - via: kickstarter.com
If you've visited many of the current social media sites you can't have failed to notice that they are mostly peopled by MEN! Ever wondered why this is? My guess is it's because the rules permit locker room culture: allowing anonymity has led to... (Read More)

FTC News: Upsurge in visits to 'What If You're Wrong?' song!

January 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Celebrity cosmophysicist, Lawrence Krauss, tweeted Richard Dawkin's song and caused an immediate increase in traffic! And it's only getting Likes! That's what we need - it's a great song, let's give it the audience it deserves! Please share this link... (Read More)

FTC News: Face to face - that's the way to go!

January 9th - via: kickstarter.com
I had a great chat with this week's guest on FreeThought Hour, Dr Lucy Rogers. She's a real kindred spirit - an innovative engineer! This is the sort of relationship that's possible face to face, yet existing social media sites are still mostly text... (Read More)

FTC News: Festive Season over and back to work!

January 8th - via: kickstarter.com
After a second bout of COVID and a family festive break, I'm fully back at my desk! Some of you may not know that I am the YouTuber for FreeThought City and I produce two shows a week (in addition to guesting on other channels) that go out on... (Read More)

FTC News: FreeThought City is for Creators too!

January 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Performer Don't think of FreeThought City as just a place for viewers... Whatever your talent, you will be able to show it off in FreeThought City. There's Stages for live musicians; you may get organised into a bill of similar acts so that your... (Read More)

FTC News: What do we want? A nurturing environment!

January 6th - via: kickstarter.com
The incredible technology of internet connected computers offered such promise... And what has it turned into? A seething hotbed of hatred! 100 years ago, when the BBC was set up, Lord Reith gave it the remit to Inform, Entertain and Educate. ... (Read More)

FTC News: Michael Spicer does my job for me!

January 5th - via: kickstarter.com
What's wrong with current social media? See this spoof of that interview with David Bowie...  (Read More)

FTC News: What do we want from Social Media?

January 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Remember Blackberrys? We struggled to text on a tiny keyboard. That's when social media sites began.  Yet we know that better relationships are formed when we can gaze into each other's eyes... We can do that now; we have touch screen camera phones... (Read More)

FTC News: Another FTC plug on the Knoxville Digital Freethought Radio Hour show!

January 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
The lovely guys on KDFRH gave me a chance to plug.  This week we had three Americans, two Canadians and one Englishman (moi). The full show can be seen here https://youtu.be/8zM2v6VMCpA  (Read More)

FTC News: Our New Year Resolution!

January 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
New Year Resolutions It's our aim to provide a platform to meet that short list of resolutions.  First generation social media sites are struggling to clean up their act; governments are even looking at legislating them... We think FreeThought City... (Read More)

FTC News: Richard Dawkins' song welcomes in 2022

January 1st - via: kickstarter.com
FreeThought City will clamp down on conspiracy theorists, mythmakers and trolls.  We will provide a congenial site without the irrational hatred of first generation social media...  (Read More)

FTC News: Bonne Annee!

December 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Why the French greeting? Well, FreeThought City, being a website, is global, BUT... Uniquely, it will allow you to toggle between 'world' and 'local'.  Think what this means...  Instead of casting messages into 'cyber space' and then waiting... (Read More)

FTC News: The Nutshell Video

December 30th - via: kickstarter.com
 FreeThought City has so many groundbreaking concepts it's difficult to explain quickly.  This short video gives an idea of some of the best bits! Please share!  (Read More)

FTC News: The COVID pandemic has affected us all...

December 29th - via: kickstarter.com
The FTC team members send our sympathies to all the populations affected by the Omicron upsurge... I've had COVID Delta twice myself, despite being triple vaxxed, and it's a slow recovery, so I have genuine empathy for victims. Under lockdown and... (Read More)

FTC News: A 30sec video ad to share...

December 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Please post this all over the internet. It's our gift to humanity... Fantastic music by our Musical Director, Brian Gervaise.  (Read More)

FTC News: How will we make FTC Civil?

December 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Potty mouth! Good question! Some people behave very poorly on the old social media sites, don't they!  They think they can type anything from behind the safety of their screen.  That's not entirely true because every keystroke can be traced to a... (Read More)

FTC News: What do we want to do?

December 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Our mission is to provide a second generation social media platform.  Current social media sites have given such a loud voice to fundamentalists and conspiracy theorists that public health and individual safety are being harmed. We see personal,... (Read More)

FTC News: Happy Christmas!

December 25th - via: kickstarter.com
<a href="https://pix4free.org/">Pix4free</a> Forgot someone's present? How embarrassing!  Fear not, we have a special deal - a Christmas Gift pledge of a Residential tier Citizenship for one year at only £30.  Sign up that special... (Read More)

FTC News: What will it be like?

December 24th - via: kickstarter.com
A major feature of FreeThought City is Time Zone toggling - current social media sites connect you with people anywhere on the globe - they might be asleep or at work!  FreeThought City enables you to select a timezone - the citizens you meet will... (Read More)

FTC News 3

December 20th - via: kickstarter.com
I've done another plug!  I do a regular Sunday podcast with some great guys on Knoxville Digital Freethought Radio Hour. We have a laugh - it's fun! And, of course, the modern world being what it is, it's not just radio any more - you can see it... (Read More)

FTC News - Creator John Richards is on the AAI channel!

December 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Jason Sylvester, the YouTube channel manager for Atheist Alliance International, interviewed me and we talked about this Kickstarter campaign - giving an outline of what the project is about, see here:  (Read More)

FreeThought City News

December 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Seasons Greetings! We've been hatching this baby for a year and are very excited that FreeThought City Kickstarter has finally gone live! It’s our gift to you for this festive season and, let’s face it, we all deserve something after months of... (Read More)

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