What We Optimize
In the design of Hour Community, we are always thinking of you and all the ways to make you FEEL GOOD. We optimize you what you see to display times in which other users value you, your skills and your abilities. We want to encourage your fulfillment and to aid your dreams.
We don’t agree with the method of most other social sites: to create their service to be as addicting as possible by feeding a fear of missing out or grabbing your attention with cheap A.D.D. satisfying tendencies.
We want you to continue using Hour Community because it makes you feel FULFILLED and PROUD of who you are.
Why We Don't Offer Social Logins
Privacy is a human right and internet privacy is an ever growing global issue. Social logins provide a funnel of information to the very few massive corporations that control the internet and will continue to dominate if things don’t change. Imagine if the government knew EVERYTHING about you? Now how is an enormous corporation holding all of your data different? The day may come when the legislation forcefully takes that data.
We believe that the small benefits that social logins create (ie. easier logins, profile pictures, etc.) do not outweigh the negatives.
So in one small step towards decentralized power, we will not offer social logins. Sorry.
The Volunteer Concern
A concern we have is that after people use Hour Community, they will less inclined to volunteer their time for free.
Psychology studies have proven that once a monetary award is presented, that person is less willing to do the same task for less. This was demonstrated with children playing puzzles. The group that weren’t given any incentives to play, played for longer than the group that was first given incentives and then had those incentives were removed.
We fear that those who volunteer their services for free, will cease to give them away for free after they have received “payment” on Hour Community.
However, we believe that the majority of users of Hour Community will have little volunteer history and will be introduced to the world of giving. The large number of new people giving away their time will give a GREATER societal advantage than those whose incentives to give their time away for free diminish.