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UPRISER // the evolution of revolution
“The reasonable person adapts themselves to the world; the upriser persists in trying to adapt the world to themself. Therefore, all progress depends on the upriser.” ~ adapted from George Bernard Shaw
What is UPRISER?
UPRISER is being designed as the ultimate platform for rapid grassroots organizing, seeding revolutionary ideas, innovation, launching startups, whistle-blowing, and starting and coordinating positive initiatives democratically.
The New Roundtable for Revolutionaries
From innovators to Anonymous hacktivists, whistleblowers and rabble rousers to social entrepreneurs, iconoclasts and change-agents to John F. Kennedy’s speech writer – all share a common bond – the insatiable desire to change the world for the better – and now we are coming together to collaborate through a new site designed to coordinate massive positive change: UPRISER.com
UPRISER aims to unite the eclectic passions of rebels, visionaries, free-spirits and pioneers worldwide by offering them a platform to rapidly share, crowd-filter and amplify revolutionary ideas; giving the best ideas and most pertinent messages the support and attention they deserve. Top posts unlock tools pioneered by Anonymous to stage and coordinate massive distributed operations.
Viral amplification of ideas depends heavily on people’s vanity and willingness to be seen sharing something (often resulting in a glut of shallow memes that drown out more important ideas and messages). UPRISER, on the other hand, employs anonymous democratic voting and amplification so important ideas and messages get the attention they deserve. You don’t need to have a big following to be heard, you just need the right idea at the right time.
What happens when you bring millions of change-agents and disruptive innovators together? We’re about to find out.
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP...
Why do we need money?
UPRISER.com has the potential to be one of the most important online organizing tools for innovation because it helps rapidly select and coordinate positive action in a horizontal democratic way, while mainstreaming powerful team coordination tools pioneered and perfected by Anonymous.
But this is just the beginning...
The UPRISER community will collectively design direct improvements to the site going forward, but we need your financial support to sustain the costs of development and hosting of UPRISER.com.
By providing these funds, at this critical time, you are helping this revolutionary platform reach maturity quickly and serve the world in a powerful way.
Expenses include database development, app server development, Android development, Apple IOS development, information layout, graphic and web design, at least one full-time administrator, scalable clustered hosting on Amazon Web Services just to name the essentials.
I have already put well over 50,000 dollars (which is basically all of my money) into this project, footing the bill for developer costs, rent, server costs, and retaining UPRISER.com in the face of a significant buyout offer. I am running out of cash, and I really need your help.
Don’t be fooled by the quality of the above video, I did it alone in my basement. I’m a fighter and a perfectionist, but I don’t have the kind of money that people often think I do. I just care deeply enough to figure out how to do things well. I also care a LOT more about doing what’s right for everybody than I do about making money, which is probably why I am in this situation where I have to humbly ask your for help.
We can do this -- IF YOU JUMP IN RIGHT NOW...
In order for us all to come together and for UPRISER to fulfill its potential, becoming a thriving incubator for positive action where anyone with an important message or initiative can get their voice heard quickly by hundreds of thousands of other activists and disruptive innovators WE NEED YOUR HELP. For UPRISER to become a place where great opportunities to positively shape our world get the immediate attention and support they deserve WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Our Funding Goals and what they mean...
Live to fight another day...
If we raise $30,000, we live to fight another day. UPRISER gets to launch.
Get into the ring...
If we raise $60,000, we’ll be able to get into the ring. We’ll have enough to make some important fixes and upgrades to the site and come out swinging.
Go the first round...
If we raise $120,000, we’ll have some staying power. We should be able to navigate all the unexpecteds of the first few months.
Be a contender...
If we can raise $250,000 or more, UPRISER will be a contender. We’ll be able to hire some much needed staff and get things done right the first time.
Go the distance...
If we can raise $500,000 or more UPRISER will have the staying power and the strength to go the distance. UPRISER will be able to move FULL SPEED AHEAD - without having to take it slow or pinch pennies - and will be able to deliver the BEST TOOLS & USER EXPERIENCES RIGHT AWAY.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please help us spread the word. Believe me when I say that I truly understand if you have the desire to help but are unable to contribute money. If you really want to help, here are several other ways you can:
Share on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Blogs, and wherever you can!
Share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter or whichever sites you frequent.
You can also use the "share" feature right at the bottom of this page.
Join the "Improve UPRISER" Design & Development Effort!
Help UPRISER be developed "for the people by the people." Join our development effort and help design the next generation of UPRISER.com. To volunteer for this effort, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "UPRISER developer"
Who's behind this?
UPRISER was started with the help of Internet activist Gregg Housh and advisor Richard Goodwin, (former speechwriter for John F. Kennedy and whistleblower champion whom the movie "Quiz Show" was based on). Also helping is Dev/Ops white wizards Mike Santo and Jeff Cook, and Webby Award winning activist Pete Dutro. John LoPorto, 12 year old son of the founder, produced the iPhone & iPad app with the help of Jason Morrissey, developer of Alien Blue. And finally myself, Garret John LoPorto - professional troublemaker.
Special thank you to Bonnie, Doris, Jeri, Mussie, Buzz, Rick, John, Nancy, Nat, Nadeem, Alex, Ishita, Jason, Heather, Jamee, Jake, Johanna and Rich.
WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE ANY & ALL HELP YOU CAN GIVE.