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This New Social Network Helps You Discover Great Ideas

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By Mike Sygula | Truth Theory

Are you bored of seeing images of every single meal your friends are having? Are you tired of seeing crappy memes or dumb videos that start playing, even though you don’t feel like watching them? Don’t you feel sometimes, that using social media, is a waste of time and that there is so much crap out there that doesn’t bring a lot of real value? What about seeing your friends taking selfies like 5 times per day in their favourite bathroom? Not mentioning those game requests, that you don’t feel like playing. Don’t get me wrong, all these things are entertaining, and we need some of that for sure, we all like to keep in touch with our friends and see what is happening in their lives, but at the same time many of us want to have this social experience and see more educational content based on their interests, without unnecessary interruptions.

The New York Times study called: “The Psychology of Sharing” examined 2500 social media users who are medium/heavy sharers. The primary motive of this research was to understand why people share content online. What they found out is that: “68% share to give people a better sense of who they are and what they care about”. So what happens when, what you care about is not what your friends or followers enjoy seeing on their feed? You simply get much smaller engagement and very little interaction. For example, on social media, I like to share some interesting thoughts or ideas and articles about science, or metaphysics or on how the system works and etc. but most of my real life friends, are not into that. Even when I share some content, the chance that other friend who would find it interesting, will see it, is small because it will blend with all the other stuff that other people share, like selfies and memes.

Another problem is that many of us have busy lives and there are so many things that we are occupied with. At the same time, more people have shorter attention span these days. Researchers believe that as a result of using mobile phones, our attention span decreased by a third in the last 15 years (source:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11607315/Humans-have-shorter-attention-span-than-goldfish-thanks-to-smartphones.html)

What if, there would be a social network where people, experts and publishers share, interesting stories, ideas and concepts based on your fields of interest? And all that in a compressed format, where you don’t have to read the full article to get the idea of what is the essence of it? Just reading the best paragraphs so you can learn as much as possible in the shortest time possible. And all that without distractions and irrelevant content. Just pure knowledge all around your interests.

Together with my partner, Bozhidar Genev, we decided to solve some of those problems and came up with solution, it is called Aweditoria and we just released the site to the public. So what are the key ideas behind Aweditoria?

 1) All is based on interests.

On Aweditoria, it is not as important who shares the content, but what content is shared. You follow topics that you are passionate about and you get a feed of short stories based on your interests. Some of the categories include; science, politics, spirituality, personal development, health, technology and etc.

2) Compressed format

You probably heard of the 80/20% “Pareto” principle? That 20% brings as much value as the other 80%? We believe that this idea can be applied to text in general.

The essence is often contained within a small piece of the full text, whether that is an article, story, or book. I.e. most often one paragraph brings the most value and summarizes the idea that the author tries to convey. Think of those brilliant lines that you like to highlight while reading a book, for example. On Aweditoria users share those best text snippets that are not longer than 150 words.

3) Annotations instead of comments

On Aweditoria users can annotate small stories and ideas, and explain them further. Imagine having concept that you don’t fully understand and someone who knows the same concept well, can explain it to you in their own words. This is something Aweditoria offers. Bloggers and writers who share the best bits of their content can help others to understand them better.

4) No distractions

Aweditoria is purely focused on content, cutting all the crap out, so you can be sure that you will learn something interesting each time with no interruptions.

5) Relationships

On Aweditoria you can follow anyone and relationships are build based on mutual interests, perhaps you will discover new interesting ideas, or make connections based on similar passions.

6) Content discovery tool

Aweditoria is a great place for publishers, writers and bloggers to share their best paragraphs and text chunks. Users who read these stories can discover new authors and read their full content on the web.

Ready to join?

You can sign up to beta version by clicking here.

Make sure you follow Truth Theory on Aweditoria

Bio

Mike Sygula is a blogger and activist promoting alternative ideas to raise public consciousness of the important issues facing humankind. He is currently involved in Aweditoria, new social service where people can share small stories and ideas based on their interests.

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Origin of Religions – Egypt 3000 BC- Horus, Born on December 25th of a Virgin

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Leo Phoenix | zeitgeistmovie.com

If you are religious, this video may shake the foundations of your beliefs. Or it may make you think in a different direction. The addition of alternate information and options is never a negative. Out of such additions comes invention, imagination, and expansion.  The origin of religion is explained in under 10 minutes.

Part I, Part II and Part III are available to the public and listed below. … If you do not agree with the content of these videos, that is perfectly within your right. There will be no debates on ‘what you believe in’.

Part I – https://www.facebook.com/leo.phoenix.1971/videos/916149035087271/?l=5686996865311125635

Part II – https://www.facebook.com/leo.phoenix.1971/videos/916155581753283/?l=4548781159846121214

Part III – https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=918927121476129

These videos are short clips [made by Leo Phoenix] of a series called ‘Zeitgeist’ that first originated in 2007.

The complete series of films were made by Peter Joseph and can be seen here:|zeitgeistmovie.com  Winner of multiple films awards noted below, they have been watched by millions at film festivals and free on You Tube. The most recent addition is in 2015.

An entire global movement,currently with 162 chapters, the Zeitgeist Movement , is a sustainability advocacy organization, which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of global/regional chapters, project teams, annual events, media and charity work. has been created  based on the truth of the films. It has multiple global chapters but has no allegiance to any country or traditional political platforms. It views the world as a single system and the human species as a single family and recognizes that all countries must disarm and learn to share resources and ideas if we expect to survive in the long run. Hence, the solutions arrived at and promoted are in the interest to help everyone on Earth, not a select group.

 




Facebook’s Top 10 Most Discussed Topics of 2015 Indicates We’re All Sick of THIS

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By Andrew PontBriand | Activist Post 

Facebook can tell us a number of things about the world around us, although sometimes those things blow up your news feed and take over your Internet experience. Whether it is the Kardashian family, including Kanye West doing or saying something ridiculous, or a political event or scandal that invokes conversation worldwide through the inter-webs, Facebook [and Twitter] usually becomes the hub of developing news stories where the public weighs in and decides which conversations turn into the talk of the day.

Related Article: All the World’s a Stage … And all the World is Staged

Facebook recently released its ‘Most Discussed Topics of 2015,’ and surprisingly the list has become slightly less like the lists of previous years. Check out the list below:

1) 2016 United States presidential election

2) Nov. 13 attacks in Paris

3) Syrian war and refugee crisis

4) Nepal earthquakes

5) Greek debt crisis

6) Marriage equality

7) Fight against the Islamic State group

8) Charlie Hebdo attack

9) Baltimore protests

10) Charleston shooting and Confederate flag debate

Do you notice anything?

Some may say yes, and some may say no. Your answer largely depends on whether or not you or anyone else for that matter,  considers you “awake.”

For those of us who do see it, or are awake, this list is a bit of a breath of fresh air as it continues a trend that has slowly increased over the last 3 years. What is the trend?

One of my favorite things to do is pick up on and analyze trends in the news media and/or events of the world. Trends can help you understand and even prepare for future events, as well as send you subtle alerts when these trends start to develop, depending on what it is we’re talking about of course.

Back in 2013 we saw a list released by Facebook that showed people were talking about some politics and world events, but we still saw a relatively high frequency of popular culture and celebrity stories trending. Stories in 2013 such as Miley Cyrus, the Super Bowl, and the Royal baby — all of which are, to be blunt, non-events. (Yes, we consider these non-events when World War 3 is on the horizon and the world’s economy is quickly crashing.)

Related Article: New Media Deal May Bring More Propaganda to Facebook

In 2014 we saw a steady rise of the ‘world events’ related stories being talked about at a much higher frequency. Take a look below:

1) World Cup

2) Ebola virus outbreak

3) Elections in Brazil

4) Robin Williams

5) Ice Bucket Challenge

6) Conflict in Gaza

7) Malaysia Airlines

8) Super Bowl

9) Michael Brown/Ferguson

10) Sochi Winter Olympics

The good news? Well, quite frankly this means that young people are finally taking notice that the elite are drunk behind the wheel and speeding up, rather than slowing down. This means the world is collectively waking up, and is shouting “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore,” like a Howard Beale [Social] Network speech. The 2015 list gives us at the very least, for the first time, something we can point to and say, “we are waking people up!”

The moral of the story, though, is that the elite are slowly losing their power over humans on a vastly larger scale each year. All of their old tricks have long been exposed, and their new ones are becoming so much more quickly than in the past.

Related Article: 20 More Signs That the Global Elite’s Ship Is About To Sink

Let’s hope 2016 has many more positive headlines that trend worldwide on Facebook/Twitter that read something like, “End of the Federal Reserve.”

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Andrew Pontbriand is an Activist, the Founder and Writer for The Resistance Journals, as well as a contributor to the Activist Post and Political Junkie. Andrew is also the Author of the eBook “Escape From Tyranny,” which will be released in print this summer. Full Bio on Muck Rack.