I just had a brain-flash. Somebody in the liberty movement might be able to turn it into a reality (and profit), but I certainly won't.

One-sentence summary: A social-media platform oriented primarily around meme-sharing. (No, this is not Twitter; AFAIK, this doesn't already exist)

One paragraph summary: Twitter organizes its feeds to encourage its users to share short-form comments. Instagram does the same but with photos. TikTok does the same but with videos. And so on. The market value of these companies primarily derives from ad revenues and data-mining their users. There is no reason this same model cannot be applied to building a platform that is oriented primarily for sharing of memes. To be market-viable, it would have to draw on the same kind of revenue-sources as any other social-media platform. Most other features could work in a similar way, with channel subscriptions/following/liking/etc. The user interface would be designed in a way to make sharing of memes the default behavior. Other kinds of posts (like tweets) may be possible, but would not be the default. Helper features such as meme backgrounds and text-overlay, and simplified two-layer image editing would be built-in. It should be possible to copy/paste a line-drawing from one meme into another in a matter of a couple minutes for a typical user on a typical phone.


I could see this potentially being bolted onto an existing platform like Gab but I'm not sure that it would really be a value-add. The platform sells into the market based on its user-base, not necessarily its "features". When you think about it, social-media apps basically have no features beyond an edit box and a photo-cropping tool. It's all back-end. But the point is, if you already have a back-end for a social-media platform like Gab, this app could just be another instance running on that back-end, but present itself as a separate app to users.

Either way (bolting on to an existing back-end or building out a fresh back-end), I think that a platform like this could generate significant traffic (thus revenue) because it would not only be interesting to conservatives. I think it would appeal more to conservatives but I think there are many other "channels" of people out there who would want to just subscribe to see memes rolling in on some pet topic of theirs. Content-control could become a nightmare but there are some pretty good machine-learning based porn-filter packages that could be used to instantly reject the really gnarly stuff.

Steal this idea and profit!