This is a platform — or something — created to make it easier to find and share good internet. At the moment you can do a few things: create an account, browse, post, and discuss. For more detailed explanations, check out our FAQs page.

The internet can be kind of a bummer right now. Bullying, bad faith, disinformation, grifting... when you need nonstop growth and profits, the solutions, if they even exist, tend to be painful, expensive, or actively antagonistic to some of your users, so they tend to not be implemented. To paraphrase Siva Vaidhyanathan, the problem with the platforms is the platforms.

This does not offer up solutions to what currently ails the platforms, but it's small and a side project and generally allergic to the BS that some other sites have inflicted upon themselves, and hopefully being built in a mindful way so as to address its own issues.

But it's never been easier to build something like This in a way that allows you to address issues; to iterate, add, remove, and (ugh) scale. You can click here to see an overview of what tools This is using to be... This, but there's also a lot of cool stuff with moderation and developer experience and things that are generally invisible to the user that are pretty neat. Keep an eye on @this to learn more.