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Published : Monday, 18 November, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 107

‘WT: Social’: FB, Twitter rival social network

‘WT: Social’: FB, Twitter rival social network

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 17: Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching a social-media website named "WT: Social" intending to get right what Facebook and Twitter have so far been getting wrong. The new website will compete with both the social media platforms.
Instead of going for an ad-funded model, Wales aims to finance it through donations, just like Wikipedia. Like those platforms, WT:Social will let users share articles. But WT:Social will be funded by donations, rather than by advertising.
It started as Wikitribune, a site that published original news stories with the community fact-checking and sub-editing articles. The venture never gained much traction, so Mr Wales is moving it to the new platform with a more social networking focus.
WT:Social will be free to join, but at the moment, you either have to sign up for a wait list, donate or invite friends. Just a month old, it already has 50,000 users, the Engadget report added. Wales says, "Obviously the ambition is not 50,000 or 500,000 but 50m and 500m."    -AAP











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