Social accounts
Social account markets answer the question, "Who deserves public trust and attention?"
Given nobody is an expert on everything, everybody needs to trust someone to provide the best information on unfamiliar topics. Allowing the public to decide who deserves our trust is a crucial aspect of building common knowledge systems superior to those we have today.
A social account acts like an ETF of that user's published work.
Curating information at the account level has several other benefits:
  1. 1.
    Long relevance lifespan β€” While individual articles or links can become irrelevant in mere days, social accounts tend to persist for years. This gives the market time to perform price discovery.
  2. 2.
    Income streams to users β€”Β More on that in the introduction, and market-curated endowments.
  3. 3.
    Short-term curation β€” Social media accounts curate short-term information like news articles. By "curating the curators," social account markets indirectly curate short-term content.
Currently we have markets for Twitter, Substack, and Showtime accounts.
A market for Minds.com accounts is launching soon β€”Β sign up here to get notified: https://ideamarket.substack.com​
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