Story- The Concept
“Story is the first charitable social media platform, where people come together to shine a light on a friend, a follower, a family member and even a stranger their life stories.
Whether or not storytellers already have a following, they are all considered content creators.”
Tom Van Waelem- Co-founder Story.
Story allows anyone, anywhere to share a 60s video (or shorter) about someone in need of some financial help. For whatever reason possible, happy or sad.
Influencers vs You and me
Influencers receive multiple messages a day from their followers who could use some financial help. As an influencers it is often difficult to publicly give back to their followers, because their platform does not have a philanthropic angle to it.
Some people may see this as an excuse, but the reality is that 95% of their following follows them for their core content, whatever that may be.
Story solves this problem by allowing the influencers to “break character” on a completely separate platform, meant for giving back.
The story platform basically allows for the content creator to showcase a different side of their personality, without damaging their core content.
It is our vision that in the near future influencers will “need” to be on Story as much as a business owner needs to be on LinkedIn.
- Is it obligated?
Of course not.
-Does it improve an influencer their brand?
It certainly does!
Non-influencers, or “regular people” like you and me, also have a lot of stories to tell. We all know people who deserve to go on that bucket list vacation they’ve always wanted to do. We all know people who have done so many great things in life, but are now facing some financial struggles due to the Covid situation.
We all know people who we would like to help.
Will influencers not get the most upvotes?
The story team is well aware of the fact that big content creators will be getting more upvotes to their stories, simply because they can ask their following to upvote a specific story. There is no way around that.
However, EVERY STORY COUNTS!
For that reason we are implementing a fair upvoting system. One where storytellers will be put in categories, based on the amount of followers.
This is to ensure that even people without a following can get their compelling story across and they have a shot at trending in their respective category.
The Story Feel
Story is a platform where people love to be. The most rewarding things in life often involve improving someone’s life in some way.
Story is here to promote love for one and another and to achieve our goal of leaving this world better than we found it.
Story will not leave anyone behind. By introducing storytellers we are staying true to our concept.
We want you!
We are hiring storytellers. If you are a self-starter, you love to make content, you are willing to learn and grow and you would like to tell people’s stories, then join our platform today!
At first storytellers will scout the Internet to find stories. Since this is a new platform the best creators will come up with the first trends and to grow astronomically. We are convinced stories will be told in theatrical, funny, sad and very intimate ways.
Whatever style suits you best, you can be sure there will be an audience for it.
We are striving to gain millions of users and it all starts here and now.