Blogosphere: Then and Now
You may not realize this but there’s a Revolution outside your window going on right now.
Occupy Wall Street is only a symptom of a larger sentiment sweeping the global consciousness. There is an imbalance in wealth, power, and attention. And it’s systemic.
One way to deal with it is to stick your head in the sand. Another way to deal with it is to take up a weapon, storm the fortress, and kill the overlords. But before you decide to go with the head-in-sand option, remember that not a single book has been written about a guy who took that approach.
The Internet has delivered on its promise of democratizing Information. Unfortunately, it has done a piss-poor job when it comes to democratizing Attention. And Attention = power and money.
Large media blogs (like Huff Post) are reaping the spoils of Attention while simultaneously raping the creative-class who actually contribute content. And this story repeats itself again and again with a perfectly accepted division of labor. Guest bloggers writing the content, while the blog-overloard is counting the money.
You don’t have to accept that.
Triberr‘s mission is to rip the Attention away from these greasy blog-overlords, and distribute it to smaller blogs. After all, smaller blogs is where you’ll find quality content anyways. Show me a popular blog and I’ll show you a lame, safe, and boring blog.
And maybe, just maybe, we can start online, and continue offline.
Did you hear that?
It’s the wave of the oncoming Revolution. It’s the wave that’s looking to take down the 1 percenters. It’s the wave that needs Revolutionaries.
And if you’re ready, we’ve made you a weapon.
Thank you Justice Mitchel for contributing the artwork.