Social Media the Way It Was Meant to Be!
A crowdsourcing endeavor to “Build a Better Internet” at the local level.
- local business
- local interaction
- local community
283 backers pledged
$403,117 to help bring this
project to life.
The CONNECTLocal Story
We Say It’s Time for a New Social Platform
Where “Users are Valued More Highly” than profits & popularity
Are You Tired of Social Platforms that:
- TRACK what you “click on”?
- SELL your information to 3rd parties?
- TARGET you with Ads?
- CENSOR what you “See or Say”?
- and WORSE?
Would You Welcome a Social Platform that:
- Puts Users First?
- Supports Local Business – The Heartbeat of our Communities!
- Gives Users Control over the Advertising they See!
- Defends User Rights
- and Protects Freedom of Speech?
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN BUILDING
A PLATFORM OF, BY, & FOR the PEOPLE!
We are TheLocalProject, a group of passionate people dedicated to changing social connecting. No big tech here, just ordinary people working together to make a difference.
Here’s Our Promise
We are committed to building a new social platform that puts People First; above profits, popularity, or anything else. These are the ideologies we are sworn to:
- The Protection of USER RIGHTS
- The Defense of FREE SPEECH
- No Invasion of USER PRIVACY
- No Data-Mining of Your Personal Information
- No Unauthorized Ad Targeting
- No Pay-Per-Click Advertising Charges to businesses
- Giving Users control over the Advertising they see
- Giving Users control over what Content they see
- Giving Users control over which People, Organizations & Businesses They Connect
- Giving Users a Say in how the platform operates
Our platform & ideals will forever change the way people do social media for the better.
One Social Platform with 3 Inspirations
CONNECTNow is 3 mobile apps in one. Yes, there’s a way to connect with family and friends. However, you can also create & join interest groups about the arts, family, movies, sports, for your church, school, or favorite non-profits. Finally, you can connect with your local community, your favorite restaurant, auto repair shop and more. CONNECTNow blends 3 lifestyle activities into one intuitive mobile app.
Inspiration #1 – Connects Users with Local Business
- Local Businesses need all our support, we make it easier to shop local.
- Find Local businesses & special offers in ONE PLACE.
- Text Message local area businesses.
- Connect with your favorite local businesses to get “VIP Alerts and Offers” on your phone.
- You have full control over which businesses you connect with and which ones you don’t.
Inspiration #2 – Connects People with Shared Interests
- Join or Start a Channel about culture, crafts, hobbies, sports, tech and more!
- Connect churches, chambers of commerce, non-profits & Veterans groups.
- Get Mobile Alerts of important news & events from your favorite Groups.
- Interact with other members of the Groups you belong.
- You have full control over which Groups you connect with and the ones you don’t.
Group Channels Feature 7 Tools: News Feed, Group Feed, Business Directory, Event Calendar, Group Chat, Offers Marketplace, plus Broadcast & 1to1 Messaging,
Inspiration #3 – Connects You with Family & Friends
- Your CONNECTNow Account has everything you need for personal connections.
- Invite Family & Friends to connect with you.
- No Ads will appear in your MyFeed unless you authorize them.
- No longer want to see ads from a business you’ve approved, simply turn them off!
Free Yourself from the Grip of Big Tech
JOIN Us in this crowdsourcing effort!
While many people lament the targeting of ads, the blocking of free speech, or how their information is used; most don’t know what to do about it. If you Support User Rights, Believe in Free Speech, and truly desire better social platforms….take this opportunity to stand with other like-minded folks who are working together to make a difference.
So, Exactly How Can You Participate?
Foremost, help “Spread the Word”. Across the nation there is a growing number of people who “believe there’s a need”, “agree with our vision”, and “will gladly back our mission” once they hear about it!
By sharing this campaign with just 10 like-minded people, 100 of us can become 1,000,000 in just 4 steps. During this Campaign you can earn Your Choice of a Free Channel for 1 year or 3 Free Months of Business Platinum Membership simply by referring 10 others who back this campaign by choosing ANY campaign perk.
Plus: You’ll be Entered Into the
$2,000,000 PROMOTIONAL GIVEAWAY
Every time you invite a User or refer a new business signup you’ll earn entries into this $2 Million Promotional Giveaway. You’ll find full details here: Connect-to-Millions Giveaway
For every new business that joins CONNECTNow we’re setting aside $50 into a promotional fund. Every time 1000 businesses signup nationally, $25,000 in prizes are distributed among CONNECTNow Users. This is called a Giveaway Sprint. At the conclusion of “50,000 business signups”; one lucky CONNECTNow User will be selected to receive the Grand Prize of $1,000,000!
If you agree with our Vision
Support Us by Choosing One of the Perks below
Supporter Perk Details
Become a CONNECTNow Supporter & Backer
It’s Easy, Simply Choose One of these 3 Perks!
Perk 1) I’m a CONNECTNow Supporter ($10) – Convinced this endeavor is needed and worthwhile? Give us a THUMBS UP! You’ll get First Release access, insider information and surveys where you can share your ideas for the platform! PLUS…your name will be added to our website & mobile app’s “Supporter Wall” as recognition You Took a Stand!
Perk 2) I’m a CONNECTNow Backer ($25) – Got a deeper conviction that we’re on the right track and should continue through to victory! As a CONNECTNow Backer, you “Shout a Little Louder” that you encourage us to GO FOR IT! Get everything given to Supporters, PLUS special access to share your ideas as a Platform Beta-Tester!
Perk 3) Become a CONNECTNow Backer & Get a T-Shirt ($49) – You’ll get Backer Status PLUS a beautifully designed Backer-T that proudly declares you TOOK A STAND! This eye-catching t-shirt will “Spread the Word” everywhere you go about the social platform that’s putting Users first, Local Businesses second, and Profits last.
Choose the one you like best; Graphic or Plain Text Version
Build Your Town’s Local Network
Join TheLocalProject Team and help build the local network in your community. You’ll get backend access so you can contribute local content, enroll local businesses and more.
Perk 4) TLP Local Partner Account ($49 USD – SAVE $71) – Everything you need to start building a local network in your town. You can join the Team full-time or part-time, contribute a little or a lot. This package starts by activating a local network for your community if one doesn’t already exist. Next, you’ll get a TLP Partner Account where you can add local content such as Feed Posts, Event Calendar Posts, Business Enrollments, Local Business Offers, and more! You can choose to lead the network as Area Director, build a Team around you, or contribute part-time at your own pace. You’ll also get a BCC Demo Account with all Business Platinum Membership functionality as well as qualify for monthly compensation for any businesses you upgrade.
To learn more:
Start Your Own CONNECTNow Channel
Perk 5) CONNECTNow Group Channel (1yr $49 – SAVE $83) – – This package will connect the cellphones of all your members. Within 72 hours we’ll activate your Channel in our Alpha app so you can start setup and testing. You can choose to make your Channel Public or Private. And your new Channel will automatically go live in the March CONNECTNow Release.
Each Channel Includes:
- An Independent Channel with Member “Subscriber Panel”,
- A News Feed, Group Feed, Group Chat and Event Calendar,
- A Business Directory with Offers Marketplace,
- and the ability to send Push Notification Messages to every member’s cellphone.
Your Push Message read rates will exceed email & social media by 500% to 2000%. There’s even an option to add SMS Text Messaging. Choose this Perk and your Channel will “Go Live” within 72hrs initially inside the CONNECTLocal mobile app and will auto-activate in the new CONNECTNow app when it releases.
Perk 6) CONNECTNow Group Channel (2yrs $89 – SAVE $295) – Get all the features of Perk 5 for “2 full years” instead of 1! Let’s us show you how to start connecting with your Members today!
To learn more:
- Visit these webpages – www.localproject.net/clubs-non-profits/ & www.localproject.net/connectlocal-channels/
Add Your Business to CONNECTNow
Business Managers & Owners reach CONNECTNow Users by showcasing your business in the CONNECTNow Local Network for your community. Platinum Membership includes a suite of tools that allow your business to connect with the cellphones of both your customers and our Users.
Perk 7) 3Mo Platinum Business Plan ($99 USD – SAVE $198) – Buy 1 Get 2 Months FREE. Your business will be showcased in the CONNECTLocal network for your town. Plus, you’ll get our Mobile Customer Engagement technology that lets you:
- Receive SMS text messages on your business landline,
- send Customer Service texts to existing customers,
- Create Keyword Promotions, and
- Mobile Text Campaigns that grow sales & improve customer retention.
Visit the videos and pages below to learn more.
Perk 8) 6Mo Platinum Business Plan ($199 USD – SAVE $395) – All the features of Perk 7 except you’ll get 6 months of Platinum Business Membership.
Perk 9) 1Yr Platinum Business Plan ($399 USD – SAVE $789) – All the features of Perk 7 except you’ll get 1 full year of Platinum Business Membership.
To learn more:
BIG PERK Empowers Organizations
to Launch Their Own Mobile Network & Support Their Business Members
The Big Perk is for Municipalities & Organizations (business networking groups, chambers of commerce, Kiwanis Clubs, Rotary Clubs) that serve business members. Your Mobile Network will vastly improve your organization’s own communication while delivering a suite of “mobile customer engagement” tools for your members to help them grow their sales!
Perk 10) Wholesale Network Package ($1,000 USD – SAVE $1500) – Everything you need to create a mobile network that connects your memberships’ cellphones. Your business members will receive promotion PLUS the benefits of a CONNECTLocal Platinum membership. This Wholesale Network Package gives your organization the benefits of a Private Labeled Network without the expense and ongoing maintenance. Feel welcome to contact us with your questions.
To learn more:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at 281-500-1450
Perk 11) State Partnership ($10,000 USD) – Secure the CONNECTNow marketing license for your state. State Partners work directly with the home office to oversee development in their specific territory. Promote in your area for Channel Networks, local businesses, municipalities and TLP Teammates. This is a 10 year agreement subject to approval. Contact us for more details.
We understand not everyone can contribute, but you can still be a big help:
- Please “Spread the Word” about this crowdsourcing effort.
- Use the Indiegogo share tools & Post to your social media.
- Invite a business owner to join your local area’s network.
- Join our Partner Team and contribute to earn even more.
Learn more about us and our programs at www.localproject.net
Our Alpha version mobile app CONNECTLocal is available now in the Apple & Android stores.
CONNECTLocal is loaded with functionality for Clubs, Groups, Non-Profits, and to create networks for local communities. Contact us if you’d like to open the network for your area.
Groups can create a CONNECTLocal Channel that connects the cellphones of your members for sending both InApp & SMS Text messages. Channels can be Public or Private and feature a Feed, Event Calendar, Directory and more.
Visit here to see all the Channel features: Clubs & Non-Profits – The Local Project
Our development team is actively engaged in coding the soon to release CONNECTNow mobile app; scheduled to launch into the marketplace Summer of 2021.
CONNECTNow is bringing an improved User interface PLUS more new features.
How We’re Making Social Media Better?
To Change Big Tech Social Media,
You have to start with the Revenue Model!
We are not against advertising…business advertising pays for most of the cool free services we as people all enjoy. It’s how radio, television, and newspapers have operated for over a century. It wasn’t until the early 2000’s that “Digital Marketing” began changing the rules of the game and not for the better.
Here’s how it works: Today’s popular search and social platforms give us their platforms for free in order to lure us into their data-mining system. Once a User, they track nearly everything we do in our private lives both on and off their platform (spy on us). They track what we click on, search for, say in emails, what we buy, even the physical locations we visit.
This information is used to build digital profiles about us and sold to 3rd parties; mostly advertisers who bombard us with advertising we didn’t ask for and sometimes truly don’t want. The more a 3rd Party is willing to pay, the more access to you they are granted. A growing concern is that our private information is now beginning to be sold for purposes other than advertising; such as: employment, insurance, healthcare, law enforcement and more.
By using these platforms, you become the product these platforms are selling! You have no choice; you have no voice; you are not in control…your private information is NOT SAFE!
Our Advertising model is different.
Along with a new platform we’re introducing a new revenue model “MyChoice Advertising”
With MyChoice, you are NEVER the product. Advertisers pay a low flat monthly fee to add their “special offers” to the “Offers Queue”. A flat fee ensures the platform has no incentive to promote one advertiser over another. It also levels the playing field giving small, local businesses a more affordable and fairer chance to compete for your business.
When it’s time to make a purchase, let’s say for a “new car”:
- You select “New Car Offers” and any offers in the “Offers Queue” are instantly delivered.
- You choose the deal you like most, make your purchase, then turn off “New Car Offers”.
- Whala…NO MORE CAR ADS!
MyChoice Advertising puts you in control over which advertising you see. You turn it on, and you can turn it off. We do not invade your privacy to track everything you do. The only things added to your account profile are the things that YOU APPROVE.
- CONNECTNow eliminates Pay-Per-Click fees for businesses.
- Gives Users Control of the Advertising they See
- Promotes Local Businesses & their offers
- Connects Local Consumers with Local Business
Of course there is more to share about CONNECTNow; and the best way to get familiar is to start using it. Which leads us to the next step.
David Vs the Tech Giants
We recognize the mission is big and approach it with unshakable confidence. We’ve weighed the cost and know the challenges that lay ahead. While we’re not directly battling the Facebook’s and Google’s of the world…we are competing for the same Users.
That’s why You are such a key element of this effort! When you “Stand with Us & Others”…all of us together can accomplish the goal. One key differentiator with CONNECTNow Vs many of the new platforms springing up is that we are not a political platform. We are about People, Community & Local Business.
Development is in Process, We’re Nearing Completion
Our development team has been actively engaged in coding the platform and are two-thirds of the way complete . Platform architecture calls for 5 Phases of which Phases 1, 2, & 3 have been finished. A CONNECTLocal alpha release showcasing the completed functionality is currently available in both the Apple & Android stores. You can learn more about this on our website at www.localproject.net.
To date, more than a million lines of code have been written at a cost of $400,000. The investment and development has been underwritten by the passionate people of TheLocalProject.
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