It feels bittersweet to say this — TruStory is shutting down and returning the money to investors.
When TruStory first began, our ambition was massive. The team was ready to buckle down for the foreseeable future in order to ensure TruStory’s success.
Over the last 1.5 years, we did exactly that. We worked day and night to build the team, product, and community. We poured our hearts and souls into making our dreams a reality.
But we ultimately realized the market timing for TruStory makes it difficult to turn it into sustainable business on its own.
You’re probably wondering why, which is what I aim to explain in the rest of this post. First, though, I want to give thanks. …
Is Earth really round? Maybe we’re actually living on a pancake-shaped planet? Or perhaps it resembles a triangular prism?
These questions form the basis of a debate that has raged on for centuries. Many ancient civilizations subscribed to the belief that Earth is flat. Then science came along and seemingly squashed any notion of this idea — at least, it seemed it did.
I recently watched an eye-opening documentary about modern flat-Earth theorists, known as “flat-Earthers”. This growing community of people vehemently defends the concept that the Earth is flat (if that wasn’t obvious enough to you).
Does this seem too ridiculous to be true? Then you’ll love this post. …
I’m giving up on the pursuit of truth in favor of something more pragmatic:
Creating a safe space to debate.
Why am I doing this? Well, over the past year of building TruStory, something has become painfully clear — the problem with the Internet isn’t a lack of truth; it’s a lack of willingness to have a healthy debate.
Everybody wants “the truth.” So here’s some blunt honesty: Attaining the truth is impossible if we’re afraid to have a healthy debate about important topics and hear both sides of an argument, rather than silencing everything that doesn’t fit a narrative.
When I first started TruStory, my original vision was to build a tool we could use to crowd-source the verification of claims people make. …