Seeking participants for an experimental economy that rethinks Social Media

Hey all –

I’ve designed a bot for my Slack group that runs a virtual economy. The big idea is that social media is broken because of broken incentives – metrics are engagement instead of deliberately user-identified value.

The solution I’m proposing is creating an ecosystem where deliberate user-identified value is both a requirement for being engaged, as well as a mechanic for producing value itself. The mechanics of this economy can be read in the instructions here:

If anybody is interested in participating, please message me or email me directly and I’ll send invites and the first round of the game will start tonight at midnight Pacific time. I hope to run contests weekly, but we’ll see how it goes.



I’m also working on ideas for an economics based social media. I have a live site with several users already - you can check it out at Are you interested in any collaboration?