Are you guys nuts? Why would anyone pay to join a social network?
The problem: Everyone complains about the major social networks running too many ads, selling their personal data, failing to stop trolls, yada yada. There is only one solution we can see to solve all these problems – and it’s a simple and elegant one: charge for membership.
Suddenly, most of what you don’t like about social networking goes away. We don’t need to run advertising – because you pay us. We don’t need to sell your personal data – because you pay us. We believe it even helps keep out the trolls: Experience has shown that people whose goal is to troll or generally cause trouble online are loathe to have to pay to do so.
If you think about this, it just makes sense.