Lord have mercy, what exactly happened to the internet over these last twenty years?

In 2004, Mark introduced thefacebook.com and it was undeniably a huge improvement from the monochrome facebook pamphlet. So we all jumped on board without hesitation. However, the current version of the internet is wreaking havoc on America, and that's no exaggeration.

Will you linger in the shadows of the familiar yet increasingly bleak world of social media, where each scroll and click echoes the diminishing returns of a past era? Or will you dare to leap into the vibrant, uncharted future of 2024?

By Mike Reid | May 2024

Wow. The internet has gotten a bit exhausting lately, hasn't it?

Back when I was in college in the middle of the 2000s, all you could do on Facebook was post a maximum of one photo, list your classes and your favorite TV shows, and poke people.

But the internet of today?

And the problem is not just social media. Politicians send mass emails saying things that aren't at all true. And political news headlines are written to generate clicks, with website layouts growing increasingly crowded, desperate, and anxiety-inducing.

Nearly every popular site on the internet is curated by algorithms to optimize for things like "engagement" and "daily visitors," which didn't used to be problem. But then in 2020 we all started spending a lot more time online—and now we're all addicted.

Go ahead. Turn your iPhone off. Put it in the closet. And wait.

The internet of 2024 is as if you walked into a restaurant with 1.4 Yelp stars and the kitchen just served you whatever was making the restaurant the most money. Also nobody told you, but all the food was infused with cannabis, so everyone ate five desserts.

But this election year, we have the opportunity to enter a new era of journalism. This can be the year America starts prioritizing joy, creativity, and humor in our reporting. This is our moment to approach politics from a new perspective—from the perspective people are craving right now. And by saying things that no one else is willing to, we will attract attention and grow our audience.

Our Target Audience:

We're entering a time where the traditional models of journalism are rapidly being challenged, and where audiences are seeking something new and different.

By embracing a more joyful and creative approach to reporting, we have the opportunity to engage in a more meaningful way.

So here's to a brand new era of journalism, one that values joy, creativity, and even a little humor in our politics.

We're standing at an exhilarating crossroads, and your voice isn't just important—it's absolutely vital. Be bold, be blunt, and speak your mind with all the energy and passion you can muster. This is no time for muted voices or half-hearted opinions. What are your unfiltered views? Let's hear your most candid, straightforward take—the time for impactful, positive action is now, and it starts with what you have to say!

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Imagine a future where news transforms into an extraordinary beacon of hope, far surpassing its conventional role as a mere conveyor of information. This is a world where journalism crafts and shares narratives that not only enlighten but also empower and uplift, inspiring each of us to dream bigger, reach higher, and contribute to crafting a more magnificent and harmonious world.

Let's do it. Let's embrace this new approach and create a brighter future for all. Let's stop performing for the algorithms. Let's make news fun and engaging. By doing so, we'll become more informed and engaged, and evolve to meet the realities of today and tomorrow, instead of staying trapped in broken systems.