It’s no secret that the vast majority of the conversations in the online world can be found on the internet.
But when it comes to social media, it’s a whole other story.
In the last year, Discuz, a social network for artists and other artists, has become a destination for many of us to share our experiences and ideas with one another.
As a result, there has been a rise in the number of Discuz boards on Facebook, a number of them aimed at artists and their fans.
But with the launch of Discuzzy, the company is trying to tackle a larger issue: the way in which online discussions can be dominated by a small number of powerful and influential voices.
Discuzzys goal is to help artists connect with the community, and it’s clear from the company’s latest posts that the company wants to build on that foundation.
“We believe in the power of the community to create and sustain great content and to bring great value to the community.
We want to create an environment where these conversations are as authentic and relevant as possible,” says Matt Deutsch, co-founder and COO of Discuza.
“This is our mission statement.
It’s an ambitious goal, but we believe it’s achievable.”
What’s the plan?
The new platform is intended to help the company “bring real value to our community,” says Deutsch.
Discuzy is “focused on making the online conversation more accessible to everyone,” but that includes an effort to “help amplify the voices of artists who contribute to Discuz,” says Scott Fisk, vice president of product and strategy at Discuz.
This includes making sure “there are lots of voices of voices in this conversation.”
Deutsch says the platform will “bring artists from all walks of life, and that’s really important.”
Discuuz will be launched in the U.S. and Canada, but Deutsch wouldn’t confirm when the platform might launch in other countries.
“I think we’re going to launch in the first quarter,” he says.
The company’s goal is also to “make it easy to start conversations,” Deutsch adds.
The goal is for “people who want to connect and share content to be able to do so easily,” he explains.
The service’s goal will be to make it “easy for people to get started and really start sharing their content, without having to read a ton of text.”
This is one of the key tenets of Discujys mission statement, which Deutsch explains.
“If we have a big piece of content that’s been created by somebody, they’re going go to a great deal of effort to create that piece of material,” he notes.
That’s a great idea.
But it’s not a real user experience.
So, how do you build a really compelling experience that actually brings the user in, rather than just the other way around?”
He says this is the challenge of a platform like Discuz that “has this sort of core idea of how to connect with an audience, and how to make them feel comfortable and engaged.”
It’s also a goal that the platform’s co-founders have identified as one of its key priorities.
“The community is so powerful,” Deisch says.
“It really has a huge impact on everything that happens in the industry.”
He says the team wants to “do everything we can to ensure that we build a community that’s not just a collection of voices.”
Discuz will also work to make its platform “accessible to the widest range of people,” and to “ensure that everyone feels at home,” says Fisk.
The new service will launch in a number on April 24th, 2018.
“Discuz has always been about empowering people to share their content and get it out there, so this is really a big step in that direction,” says Ben Johnson, vice chairman and CEO of Discoz.
“And we’re excited to be a part of this.
We think this is an exciting opportunity.”