YouTube, one of the biggest and most successful sites on the internet, boasts a massive video collection with over 48 hours of content loaded being every minute ranging from tv show clips to 10-year old girls singing along to their favorite Jonas Brothers song. Whatever you want, you can find it, or at least you can stumble across something mildly entertaining. YouTube is unique because it brings together videos from millions of users all to one central and searchable place. In the first age of the internet writers, photographers, creators, and artist of all types and all medias have found a platform to express themselves and to show their works, but in the new age of the internet it isn’t just about showing your work, but sharing. As writers we have isolated ourselves in little pockets around the net—separated by different blogs, servers, domain names, and forums. What if we all came together to one central place? For too long writers have been pouring out their hearts on lonely blogs waiting for someone to come across their page and leave a comment. For too long writers have been scattered across the internet unable to reach each other. For too long writers have shied away from the true potential of the evolving internet.
For all of these reasons and more, I have made it my new mission to create a site that will bring all of us together, not only writers but readers as well. Image a site where your new chapter update has 1,000,000 views and counting. Surely your work is more valuable and worthy of attention than the video of a cat singing Happy Birthday on YouTube. I envision a site where you can create novels from your chapter updates, share updates on Facebook or other social media platforms, and give or receive feedback from your peers. Works of our generation need to be archived, tagged with metadata, made searchable in one central place so that all of us may enjoy these works for years to come. Right now I am only in the fundraising stage of my project (it actually takes a lot of money to build a 2.0 website), but you can donate or just check out more here: