We make it easy for protesters, activists, advocates and anyone in the local community to share news photos in real-time with multiple journalists in their city using nothing more than a simple email.
To compare ourselves to industry players – we are trying to be an open version of the likes of CNN iReport, Guardian Witness or Chicago Tribune Community – but as a platform that’s open, built from the ground up on our validation technology and free for trusted journalists.
By building a trust-based platform that’s free for journalists and local communities to share newsworthy photos – built on the idea of ‘trust and validation first’ – and making this platform really easy and simple for anyone to use.
Our mission is to enable anyone around the World to communicate in real-time with journalists and to make it easier for a single journalist to manage more crowd-powered news from any topic or industry.
We will be advancing our technology to work in low-band internet areas while still being easily-accessible by email, mms or web. Our research is focusing on ways to use technology to enable communication across all levels of devices while still providing trust and validation for journalists.
We’re also researching user anonymity and validation technology for sensitive news photos.