The Union of Digital Wellness & Social Media
When social media started, its mission was simple: to help people make meaningful connections with people worldwide. While in some cases it does just that, it does so at a cost.
Studies have suggested that across gender and age, there are direct correlations between time spent on social media and depressive symptoms (source: Cureus).
It’s become a highlight reel, a way to disassociate, leaving us unsure if any real connection has been made… not to mention the daily pushing of certain narratives.
Aligned Social is a brand new social networking platform about to hit the market.
Aligned Social is based on three areas of value.
Mental Health Matters
A big piece of mental health is embodiment and intent. When you log into Aligned Social, you must check in with your intention and set a self-induced time limit on the platform. We want to reduce mindless scrolling - no data scientists here to try to get you to stay on for hours at a time.
In fact, we used the money we would have spent on them to hire a team of licensed mental health counselors to support our users; more on that to come… but it plays into our zero bullying tolerance policy.
Each season of our life has different needs and desires, or things we want to explore. We believe your social media should be a reflection of this. Every quarter you will create your own algorithm of what you want to see - no advertising, ulterior motives, or agendas.
We encourage you to align and unalign with companies and individuals as you see fit - taking away the weirdness when you are ‘unfriending’ someone who doesn’t align with what you need. With a chronological newsfeed, you can be sure never to miss a post of someone or something you want to see.
People Over Profit
This value area has two angles we are choosing to focus on, internal and external. Internally, we are choosing to pay our full-time employees a minimum salary of $100,000 - this far supersedes industry standards as many technology companies leverage their name as a reason for an employee to work for them, paying them a substandard wage.
We believe that when good people make good money, they do good things. The ripple effect of this is something we couldn’t ignore. Externally, we are investing 10% of our top line revenue to support missions worldwide, mirroring the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
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$50 for 1 year of membership on the platform
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