Support news literacy for a better informed, and more civil society.
At Topico, we are advocates for sharing news and information, and believe we all benefit when there is access to responsibly consuming articles that we can share with one another in a way that’s both enjoyable and informative.
Our company mission is to support news literacy by creating an enjoyable place to share news and information for a better informed, more civil society.
And we start by re-designing how we gather, share and consume the news.
We can accomplish this together!
We start by re-designing how we share news & information.
We believe this is an achievable goal by first unbundling news and journalism from traditional social media (user-generated content).
Because when journalism and UGC share the same space, it brings quality journalism down to the same level as user-generated content.
For this reason it’s our company mission to create a place dedicated to just sharing the news so that quality journalism can be protected, and its integrity and value can be restored.
At Topico, we don’t see ourselves as a social media platform.
We aren’t the place to spout our opinions on the news… we’re the simply the place to share it.
News without noise.
There are plenty of places to “share the news”, but none were built specifically for that task, which meant that it had to share the same space with other forms of content; Memes. Photos. Comments, and all manner of user-generated content.
Topico has built a platform from the ground up with the purpose of creating an enjoyable place to start sharing the news again.
This meant a restructuring of what we’re all generally familiar with as far as social networking, keeping the elements that provide validation, while removing what was causing a lot of the noise and friction in the first place; the personal comments, opinions and user-generated content.
And maybe by creating an enjoyable place to share news and information we can repair our relationship with journalism, and by doing so support news literacy.
These are our first steps and we greatly appreciate your support as together we build a platform to stay better informed, and hopefully create a more civil society where sharing news and information is once again an enjoyable experience.
News without noise.
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Let’s start sharing the news again.
It seems like we’ve distanced ourselves from posting news and information for a great number of reasons, from the accompanying anxiety of causing some unintentional friction to the noise of being just another irrelevant article in our friend’s feeds.
At Topico, we realized that to have a platform dedicated to sharing the news we needed to address these issues in order to build an experience from the ground up that wasn’t afraid to flip the current model on how we post news around the events, issues and topics that interest us.
This meant taking chances and not being afraid to reimagine the concept of “social sharing”.
The team at Topico enjoys sharing news and information. We know that journalism and a free press are essential to maintain a better informed, and more civil society.
When we share sourced news and information we are sharing our viewpoints on the events, issues and topics that interest us.
We believe that’s worth protecting, and if you’re reading this… you probably do as well.
The team at Topico.
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