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About the founders of Common Ground and why building a new, fairer social network is important for democracy

About the founders of Common Ground and why building a new, fairer social network is important for democracy


Published on April 26, 2023

April 26, 2023

We are building Common Ground because we believe in the power of communities.

In 2021, Florian and Jan looked at the tools available for online communities and content creators to connect, engage, and thrive together. They realized there was a need for a platform that prioritizes communities, fosters real connections between people, and is built on a foundation of shared ownership.

That’s why Common Ground is designed as a user-owned cooperative, which means the platform is actually owned by its users. We embrace this model because it aligns the interests of everyone involved in making Common Ground a success and ensures that decisions are always made for the benefit of the community as a whole.

Our primary focus is to create a social media platform that brings people together instead of dividing them with polarizing, algorithmic content. We are uncompromising when it comes to user privacy; in fact we collect as little data as possible about you. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, we ensure that you own your data and identity, while our unique reward system acknowledges your valuable contributions to the community.

Being a user-owned cooperative also means that you have a say in how the platform evolves, giving you the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes and influence the future of Common Ground. This creates a sense of unity and fosters collaboration among users, making it a truly democratic social media experience.

With a dedicated team of engineers, designers, and community builders, we have created a user-friendly platform that combines the best of social networking, content sharing, and fair rewards for creators and users alike. Our innovative reward system enables you to support your favorite creators, access exclusive content, and contribute to the platform's growth.

At the heart of Common Ground is our commitment to inclusivity, sustainability, and innovation. We continuously strive to stay ahead of the curve, developing new features and partnerships that will shape the future of social media and empower individuals around the world.

Join us on this journey as we revolutionize the way people connect, create, and collaborate online. Together, let's build a brighter future for communities everywhere, on Common Ground.