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"Say your words!"

Dan McReavy - 23/09/2012 23:58 CDT

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" (U.S. Const. amend. I).

What makes the internet special is that it has empowered the individual to communicate his ideas, values, knowledge and wisdom to the world without having to go through a bureaucracy first.  The emergence of this capability has resulted in a seemingly infinite universe of information that many people now refer to as a big data problem.  There is now too much information to make sense of it all.  Since 1990, internet users have relied upon search engines to crawl links and index pages to navigate the sea of information.  The search engine continues to be a useful tool for navigating static information, but, due to their dependency on externally-generated content, search engines are a poor tool for navigating time and geographically sensitive information like breaking news.  The nwzPaper team has established as its primary mission to give the individual a globally scalable distribution platform for publishing and acquiring information.

Today, we introduce to you the nwzPaper information platform.  nwzPaper is designed to enable you to communicate important information to your peers throughout your local, national and global communities.  When you create your journalist account and follow the simple publishing steps, your work is published without any editorial gatekeeper.  We simply require that your content meet the basic standards set forth in our Terms of Service.

As a Delaware corporation, we are subject to the laws of the United States legal code, but that's a good thing if you're a journalist in another country; the United States government is built on top of the First Amendment that protects the individual's freedom of speech.  While you have wide latitude to voice your information and ideas on nwzPaper, we would appreciate if you kept the conversations, debates and arguments constructive in nature.  Your responsibility as a journalist is to inform your community of events and ideas that are of community significance.  News is truly social information because it's for the public.  Remember that nwzPaper is designed to be a global community so you should be mindful of your privacy and respect the legal privacy rights of others as well.  The images included with this article are visual reminders to everyone of the institution and people we should thank for continuing to uphold the foundation of the United States of America, the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the enumerated right to the freedom of speech.

To the Journalist

Journalists, you no longer have an editor or publisher to report directly to.  Your publisher and editor are now the global audience of readers.  The unofficial rule of supplying them with the information they demand applies.  Your role is to satisfy the information demands of individual readers and your opportunity is to build your own subscriber base.  There are roughly seven billion people in the global community.  Find your passion and build your subscriber base one reader at a time.  Your subscribers will come, if you give them good information.

If nwzPaper is to be anything to anyone, it will be because of the contributions that many independent voices have made to the community of users.  As the founders envision the future of nwzPaper, the keys to success will look something like:

1) Providing unique information and analysis that is relevant and valuable to others.
2) Communicate a message through proper use of your audience's language.
3) Engage your readers and subscribers in constructive dialogue.

To the Reader

The nwzPaper user-interface has been designed to minimize screen noise by intuitively structuring the information publishing process to simplify the reader's information consumption experience.  You are now the publisher and you get to choose:

-  What information subjects you want to read.
-  The specific geographic area the information should be relevant to.
-  Subscribe to information from only the authors you want to read.

Gone are the days of a little bit of everything on your headlines page and here are the days of only the information you want.  If you find yourself enriched by a specific contributor's work, you no longer need to buy the entire publication.  Simply, subscribe to that author and all of his or her work will be organized into your personal news stream.  nwzPaper is all about individual choice and building the news experience that is perfect for you!

As nwzPaper exists today, it is the foundation of a social technology that we look to build upon.  We look forward to constructive criticism as the nwzPaper team seeks to add functionality and features as time, talent and circumstances permit.  It would be helpful to everyone, if you took the time to tell your family and friends that nwzPaper is here.  It will take more than one voice to keep nwzPaper serving the information needs of individuals around the world.

Sincerely,

nwzPaper Founding Team