At Tuvens we aim to serve you, the user, not advertisers. And its still free, forever.
Most social media companies consider users as the product, and advertisers as the customer. They believe that communities serve the function of increasing engagement in the service of advertisers. To service their customers they’ll do almost anything for your attention, using advanced machine learning algorithms to tap your dopamine circuits with emotionally charged content and continuous social feedback, to make you addicted. Your purpose, your actual goals, are irrelevant.
At Tuvens we believe this is wrong. If you agree with us then Tuvens is for you. As a core principle we don’t use fancy machine learning algorithms to optimise for attention, polarization and addiction. Instead, we use simple and intuitive mathematics that allows people – as in you, not us – to choose what is important, what is amplified.
Tuvens is a tool, not a trap.
Our mission is to increase the level of trust in society by improving the integrity of communities.
We are privacy-first, and take GDPR very seriously. We are not a non-profit organization today, although we may transition to this model if our revenue is enough to fund development. We are open and transparent, and intend to commit to open source our technology, but we have to weigh the costs of doing so too early in a competitive social media environment.
It is early days for us, but we intend to form a foundation to lock in our incentives and principles, so that Tuvens will always be true to its users, rather than shareholders or investors.
We also believe in being transparent and accountable for everything we do, so we intend to join a growing number of purpose-driven organizations who publish their live financial data for all to see.
But to do so, we need your support. We don’t want you to give up your social media activity overnight, but sign up and include Tuvens in your weekly or monthly routine. Add your events, your online gatherings, add your organization, start a discussion, be the first to open a niche space in your area, don’t wait for someone else to take the lead, start a community now.
And share Tuvens with your friends and peers. Everyone says the tech giants cannot be beaten, that there is no alternative. But it’s you who creates the alternative, not us, by your everyday decisions.
“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear almost any how”
Neurologist, Psychologist and Philosopher