Finally, a platform that is truly on your side.
We are building a platform to empower you, not use you as grist for an algorithm. In fact, we do no algorithmic sorting of how content is displayed, and we do not sell ads — the original sin that has led to most of Big Tech's harms to writers, creators and society in general.
At the same time, we are well aware of writers' desire to connect with and grow an engaged audience. Hence we are currently inviting a select group of writers to be early users of our new platform, including direct help from Capsule staff to help you get off to a great start maximizing the platform's unique benefits.
To request an invite, please contact us using this form. We'll follow up as new spots in our early user program become available.
How our approach to social is
In building our platform, our bedrock principle at Capsule is that decentralization — both in the technical sense and the economic one — is increasingly paramount for content creators. After all, the well-documented woes that writers and other creatives have recently suffered at the hands of Big Tech all boil down to one problem: the high degree of control that incumbent social platforms have as middlemen when people's information flows across their servers.
We believe the solution to that central problem is obvious: Go serverless.
In that spirit, we are building our software using powerful decentralized technologies that will better enable you to do several key things as a writer or creator:
The Capsule platform's beautiful interface gives you a flexible, easy-to-use tool to manage your content. Meanwhile, under the hood, decentralized technologies like IPFS, OrbitDB, and the NEAR Protocol enable powerful functionality that you can't get on any other platform. With this level of decentralization, you truly own your own content.
Interested to talk more about how Capsule's new platform could benefit your content? Just book a time on the calendar for a video chat with our Head of Content & Writer Development.
Get paid by your audience using either cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether or traditional payments in fiat money. More freedom in payments translates into more sovereignty over your content and the chance to be part of the emerging pseudonymous economy. Other subscription-oriented content platforms do not let you do this.
For updates on the payments features we're building into our platform, as well as other details about its benefits, join our newsletter.
Use your real name or a pseudonym. Unlike certain traditional social platforms, we understand the latter is sometimes a necessity for people who fear retaliation for the ideas they want to share. We're here to support you — and your right to free speech.
Our Founder and CEO Nadim Kobeissi recently talked at the NEARCon tech conference about how Capsule's platform is designed to remedy the free-speech issues that have recently beset Silicon Valley's social platforms. To continue the conversation, feel free to drop us a comment on Twitter about his presentation.
..And your content as well
Decentralized technologies, serverless content hosting means your information won't be subject to takedowns by Big Tech or even repressive governments. This is because data becomes immutable once it gets written to a decentralized infrastructure, then stored across multiple nodes on a network. Even if one goes down, multiple others may still continue to serve your content to users.
Curious to learn more about the basics of decentralized technologies? We'll be doing a free (and writer-friendly) webinar on that topic soon. Sign up here to reserve a spot.
Shape your community
Capsule has a decentralized governance architecture in the works that will enable holders to make decisions about key aspects of our content ecosystem, including moderation based on smart contracts. We believe this will make the platform far more democratic than centralized social networks.
Join Capsule's public Discord channel to discuss with other users and Capsule team members how our platform is taking shape .
As you can probably tell...
…we’re really excited about the platform we're building to support writers of all kinds and interests. We're currently in private alpha release of the software, with a public beta release scheduled for January 2022.
In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more, please subscribe to our email newsletter using the form below. We'll be sending periodic updates on our progress that way, as well as an alert when the public release happens.