What? Haven’t I heard about Wikipedia, Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube…
Yes, of course i heard about and use them all. But there is really no way to share information freely.
The first problem is reaching the crowd, It’s a must, Everyone should be aware of the shared information, that’s the nature of information. Yes, almost everyone is using Facebook but how to alert everyone on it? There is no way, even though your controversial post shared and seen by everyone, whatever it touches can easily catch you on it, you’re not anonymous at the first place, Real Name policy prevents free thought to spread over there.
Ok, Reddit, no real name policy let’s share your thought on reddit.
Write, and post your fantastic thought on a crowded subreddit, sure, everyone will see it. O.o autobots removed your post because of bla bla bla and bla. OK, no problemos, obey those rules stated in autobot message and send again, your post is little bit crippled because of the rules created by someone behind that subreddit but you can still send the message. OH, you’re doing that too much, wait 9 minutes…
What? Your post is removed again? another mistake you did? Why don’t you read those subreddit rules explaining you how to post properly, you have to train yourself to get used to way reddit works.
Now it’s quite far from your original thought but finally you made the post.
Damn… it’s downvoted to the ground because some early readers didn’t like what you said. Just like what everyone did to Galileo. Thankfully no one kills you because of what you say.
So you have understood that, one has to master each subreddit rules, study human psychology to get past downvote barrier, study sociology to post at prime time and gather karma to be able to share your thought properly.
But, that’s already what newspapers are doing, they’re writing whatever the crowd wants to read!
But you want to write something the crowd doesn’t want to read!
Even though you made your way on Reddit, your anonymity is not secure, Reddit may respond to legal requests from governments.
Hello Twitter, No real name policy and Twitter doesn’t comply with govt. requests easily. They just comply with really extreme case requests. The only real problem with twitter is it’s like doing small talk. You can tell something but it’s hard to enrich your thought and have an archive easily browse. Also you have to get likes and retweets to be seen by crowd, nothing really different than Reddit here. You’re buried if some crowd doesn’t like what you post.
So the world needs something unifying the easy communications of IRC, commenting on things like on Reddit, Tidyness of information like Wikipedia, Anonymity of Twitter, Timeline of Facebook. And adding a feature to prevent get buried by crowds, forum technology might kick in there, the most talked subject is on top even though no one likes the idea and bashes inside.