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What if Social Media was Safe

One could imagine a world where was safe. Safe and supportive. The way I remember the way the then smaller Internet was in the 1980s.

Perhaps that could be made possible by making it free from ads and the warping that ads cause, but I don't think that it would be enough.

a world where social media was safe

As everyone presents themselves as slightly better than their best, and where those best at it are most visible, everyone sees a world where everyone else is better, bright, prettier, richer, and more popular than they are. Everyone feels inferior. Insecure. Not good enough.

We get body issues, self-image issues, depression, and worse.

All the things that were scary when children saw the “beautiful people” on TV and in magazines, but infinitely worse.

created to fix this. Or a least select a part of it. She made a very special space where people can find a supportive community and well-vetted coaches—a place without the stresses, strain, and warping of traditional social media. Blawesome allows content-creators to focus on (you guessed it) creating content rather than page ranking algorithms and where the coaches can focus on (yes, you are two for two in your guessing) .

Nineteen in twenty rather than three in twenty is not a small thing.

With a supportive community, people can increase their chance of making a positive lifestyle change from 15% to 60%. With a dedicated coach or accountability partner, this can go all the way up to 95%. That's lives to be saved, both in the literal “no dead body” sense and in the broader sense of joy and fulfillment rather than depression and despair. Nineteen in twenty rather than three in twenty is not a small thing.

By creating Blawesome, Jennifer has found a way to make the world suck less.

Blawesome is today's example of . Thank you, Jennifer.

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Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.

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