It’s Time for a New Social Platform…
that Puts People First!

Are You Ready for a Social Platform ​that Doesn’t:

  • TRACK what you “click on”, “search for”, “email” or “text”?
  • SELL your information to 3rd parties?
  • TARGET you with Ads you don’t want.
  • CENSOR what you “See & Say”?

How about one that:

  • Puts Users First?
  • Connects You with Friends & Family?
  • Connects with like-minded People on Most Any Popular Topic?
  • Let’s You Create Your Own Interest Group Channel?
  • Supports Local Business – The Heartbeat of the Community?
  • Delivers Local Offers on haircuts, lunches, dinners, oil changes & more?
  • Delivers Mobile Alerts from your favorite businesses & organizations?
  • Let’s You Text Message Local Area Businesses?
  • Gives Users Control over what Advertising they See?

If you answered “YES” “YES” “YES”…WE INVITE YOU TO STAND WITH US!

  • We are TheLocalProject, a group of passionate people dedicated to changing social connecting.
  • Our platform & ideals will forever change the way people do social media.
  • You’re invited to JOIN this crowdsourcing effort & “Spread the Word” to others!
  • Together, we CAN build a better social platform!

Our Promise for a Better Platform

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

User Involvement & User Voice

The People’s voice is as important in social media as it is in building our nation.   Our social platform will:

  1. Provide a simple process for all Users to voice their concerns and ideas.
  2. Conduct regular User Surveys to garner User opinions on relevant matters
  3. Establish an Advisory Board of real-life Users who are separate from the platform team.

David Vs the Tech Giants

We recognize the mission is big and approach it with unshakable confidence it can be done.   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 a key element of this effort!   When you “Stand with Us & Others”…all of us together can accomplish the goal.  A few hundred makes us a cause. A few thousand make us a movement.  Tens of thousands make us unstoppable!

Reading this far proves you’re someone truly interested in a better social platform; for you we have great news!  Our development team has been quietly laying the groundwork of coding a New Platform that is currently over two-thirds complete.  A beta release (CONNECTLocal) is live in the Apple and Android stores, many social functions are already active, and with your backing the remaining functionality will be street-ready first quarter 2021.

To Change Social Media, You Must Change 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 online 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.  Of 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!

Introducing CONNECTNow

Social Media the Way it was Meant to Be…Of, By and For the people!

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”:

  1.  You select “New Car Offers” and any offers in the “Offers Queue” are instantly delivered.
  2. You choose the deal you like most, make your purchase, then turn off “New Car Offers”.
  3. 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.

1 Platform with 3 Inspirations

Inspiration #1 – CONNECTLocal (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 – Group Channels (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 – MyConnections (Connects You with Family & Friends)

  • Your CONNECTNow Account comes with a MyProfile & MyFeed 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!

Something for Everybody – a Win, Win, Win

CONNECTNow is a platform everyone can use without concern of being tracked, targeted, sold or censored. Our utmost mission is to Connect People in a manner that Protects User’s Rights.

  • Local Businesses can promote themselves and their offers without the financial burden of SEO and Pay-Per-Click costs.
  • Users can create Group Channels about chess, cooking, culture, crafts, cycling, skiing, sailing, pets, veterans, movies, kids, parenting, vacationing, reading, acting or 1,000,000 other interests; to connect with each other better than on any other platform.
  • Churches, schools, non-profits, business networking groups large and small are welcome to utilize the technology.
  • Everyone can connect with family, friends, local businesses, interest groups or national organizations; without their privacy being invaded or unwanted ads in their feed.

 

How You Can Participate

Foremost, we’re asking you to 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 using their platforms we give Big Tech Companies powerful influence over our lifestyles.  The top search and social platforms have long understood their most valuable asset is not the information they transmit; it is the information they gather about us.  You are the product they sell; and recording everything about us is the activity they engage in.

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 RightsBelieve in Free Speech, and truly desire better social platforms….take this opportunity to Stand with Others who are working to make a difference.

 

Join Others in Building a Social Platform that Puts People First!

  1. Connect with Friends & Family
  2. Connect with Local Business & Community
  3. Connect with Your Favorite Interest Groups

Connecting People with Local Business,

Community & Each Other!

Dashboard

The Dashboard is a secure location for managing all your CONNECTLocal applications from your desktop or favorite tablet. This includes:

  1. Your Company Profile
  2. You VIP Subscribers
  3. Offers & Specials Builder
  4. MobileCONNECT Message Creator
  5. MobileCONNECT Inbox
  6. Mobile Connect Sent Messages
  7. MobileCONNECT SMS Setting
  8. Access Help Videos
  9. Access How-to Information for building and using your VIP List
  10. Access print collateral to promote SMS Subscriber signups.
  11. And Much more…


Desktop Inbox

Your MobileCONNECT Inbox is the place to view, manage, and reply to, inbound messages.

When a User sends a text message to your business it appears in the Dashboard Inbox. This allows you to respond to messages from any desktop PC.

Simply open your Dashboard to the Inbox and let it run in the background. Your computer will audibly ring every 7 seconds whenever a new message arrives.


VIP Subscriber List

The VIP Subscriber List is where you can view and manage your Subscribers.

There are 3 ways Users can join your list:

  1. Clicking the Connect Icon on your company profile.
  2. SMS Keyword Signup
  3. Direct Entry

Clicking the message icon next to a particular Subscriber allows you to send a 1to1 message to that Subscriber.


Free In-App Messaging

MobileCONNECT allows you to send unlimited In-App messages absolutely free.

In-App messages can be sent with Push Notification so that Users are notified of the new message regardless if they have the CONNECTLocal App open or closed.

Be sure to encourage your new Subscribers to download the CONNECTLocal app so they can access all the features in their community.


Broadcast Messaging

Regardless if your list has 10 Subscribers or thousands, you can broadcast a message to the entire list at once.

You choose if you want to send to the list In-App only which is 100% free or if you would like to send via text message. (SMS message rates apply)

In-App messages have the option to send with a Push Notification so users are notified in a similar manner they would when sent via text message.


1to1 Messaging

MobileCONNECT allows you to send 1to1 messages to any Subscriber on your list.

This is perfect for service industries such as:

Mechanics – send a message letting your customer know their car is ready to be picked up.

HVAC or Plumber – Let your customer know the service tech is on their way.

Lawyer – Let your client know their papers are ready to be picked up or a court date has been set.

Or maybe just wish your best customer a Happy Birthday.


Connect Icon

The Connect icon is show in the CONNECTLocal app on your business profile.

Clicking the Connect Icon allows users to join your VIP list without having to SMS text your keyword.

Once connected, your business is immediately added to the User’s Connections List inside the CONNECTLocal App.


Keyword Signup

The keyword signup allows Users to join your VIP List by texting your Keyword to either 844-307-3500 or 866-866-7109.

For example, if you were a pizza shop your keyword might be “PIZZA”. Whenever a User texts the word PIZZA to 844-307-3500 or 866-866-7109 they are automatically added to your VIP list.

New Subscribers are auto-sent your custom “Welcome Message” and are also invited to download the CONNECTLocal app. When Subscribers download the app they receive better access to their community and you are able to send them in-app messages for FREE!


Direct Signup

The Direct Entry function of the VIP Connect List allows you to manually add a new member to your list.

Are you a mechanic? Why not ask your customer if they would like to receive a text message when their car is ready?

Retail Shop – Ask your customers at checkout if they would like to receive your specials and discounts.

Service Tech – Ask your customers if they would like to get a text message when the repairman is on the way.


After-Hours Message

As much as we would like to service our customers 24 hours a day, we all need to sleep.

The After-Hours Autoresponder automatically sends your custom “after-hours” message whenever a customer tries to reach you outside your business hours.

The After-Hours Message provides an immediate response letting customers know you will be getting back to them on the next business day.


Message Pause

There will be times during the course of the work day that you will be unable to immediately respond to new customer messages.

In those cases, you can set the “Pause” feature to manage your incoming messages and automatically send Users a custom “Unavailable” message. Your custom message let’s users know you have received their message and you intend to reply back soon.


Number Cloaking

Reasons we can’t text most businesses include business owners do not want to give out their personal phone number or carry two different phones.

MobileCONNECT keeps your personal phone number private. When you send customers a text message it is processed through our system and delivered from a phone number in our pool. When the User responds, our system keeps track and relays the message back to you.

This allows you to receive and send messages without revealing your personal number


In-App Text Icon

CONNECTLocal Users simply browse the directory to find businesses they can message in their area.

Businesses that accept inbound messages are identified by the “Text US” icon notifying Users they can receive a text.

Users simply click the Text Icon to open the message window.


Individual Addressing

When sending out broadcast messages, each message can be personalized to each Subscriber.

This personalization lets the Subscriber know you are communicating directly with them.


No Cross-Talk

No Cross-talk prevents Subscribers from seeing replies from other Subscribers.

When sending out broadcast messages, each message is individually sent to each Subscriber.

Unlike standard group messaging, this insures when recipients reply only you will receive a copy of their response.


CONNECTLocal Placement

As a MobileCONNECT business your company will be listed in the category of your choice inside the business directory of the CONNECTLocal App.

Your FREE listing allows you to create a business profile with your logo, images, hours of business, social media accounts, company descriptions, Google map results and promotion of 2 special offers.


SMS Messaging

In addition to being able to send free in-app messages, you can send either 1to1 or broadcast SMS Text messages as well. Per message rates do apply.