"YouMeThink.com creates a new democratically driven economy. It’s time that students are given a tool to share their knowledge and earn money and recognition for their hard academic work given the cost of tuition and the reality of the job market."
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 16, 2012
Launched today, YouMeThink.com™ is the first web marketplace to release untapped knowledge resources that transform the internet into a social capital creation engine, while building meaningful communities centered on the value of social capital. As the first dotcommunity™, YouMeThink.com allows users to share and profit from their ideas, knowledge, expertise, skills and entrepreneurial creativity.
Conceived by a university professor, YouMeThink.com provides an alternative to current social network and search engine limitations, providing free services to users desiring greater freedom to create individual profits and more meaningful communities.
The Company provides capitalization opportunities for untapped inventiveness, intelligence, research, creativity, skills, know-how, and expertise. Unlike other on-line marketplaces, like eBay Inc. or Amazon.com Inc., YouMeThink.com markets knowledge and intellectual capital. YouMeThink.com connects information technology with the new knowledge economy and user-driven communities. With full international language capabilities, YouMeThink.com enables global users to create free accounts and unique communities.
Leveraging the power and potential of human thought
According to Paul Privateer, Ph.D., and CEO of YouMeThink.com, “it is clearly time for social media, social networking and search engines to fully leverage the power and potential of human thought. We can do this by converting ideas and content into profit for individuals and site-created communities.” He believes that “in an age of new economies, YouMeThink.com is creating a new digital and democratically driven economy. It’s time that college students are given a tool to share their knowledge and earn money and recognition for their hard academic work given the cost of tuition and the reality of the job market.”
Enabling students to create profit
The site has been in testing since 2011, and its ‘viral rollout’ has continued at a steady rate on American and European campuses. 2.2 billion students worldwide can upload essays, research reports, course notes and music videos, setting reasonable prices and selling their work worldwide. They are offsetting the cost of their education by marketing and selling quality academic work. Initial estimates project that successful students could earn between $20K to $100K or more over four years, with graduate studies increasing their profits. Because of its commitment to the originality of content uploaded on its site, YouMeThink.com offers a free plagiarism evaluation service to teachers, students and general users.
Expanding global knowledge communities and social capital
In 2013, YouMeThink.com plans to expand its larger global community beyond college or high school students. Any user can currently join the YouMeThink dotcommunity to share ideas and sell content, uploading content like screenplays, film scripts, TV pilots, how-to guides, travel booklets, white papers, business plans, health and well-being programs, and recipe videos―virtually anything of interest earning them profit while increasing community social capital. In 2014, YouMeThink.com will also expand its market value by having its business development team work with global professionals whose limited time prevents them from uploading significant but untapped content.
“YouMeThink.com has built a resource that delivers the promise of those who invented the internet―enabling people of like minds to create communities for sharing ideas and content that they really care about―and now they’ve combined that social value with a person-to-person marketplace so users can profit directly from their ideas and work,” says futurist Mick Mortlock.
A safe and secure marketplace
Providing a safe and secure marketplace with PayPal™ and SiteLockSecure™ services, YouMeThink.com uses low cost transaction fees to pay its employees, and to fund the non-profit SecondPath Commonwealth Education Foundation, http://www.secondpathfoundation.org, supporting organizations and individuals committed to a fundamental rethinking of American education. Its goal is to create new paths to learning that do not challenge or replace the current system, but offer American K-16 students a truly alternative and future-driven educational experience.
As YouMeThink.com continues its promotion on American and European high school and college campuses, it will also encourage teachers and professors to use the free Learning Community Tool to improve their students’ learning and grades, thus lowering the expense and steep learning curve of current learning management systems. YouMeThink is also creating college tuition sweepstakes and state and national fraternity and sorority challenges.
Providing services to underserved groups
YouMeThink.com also helps provide services to marginalized individuals, groups, or organizations by giving them the opportunity to create meaningful social media, especially in the area of illnesses, veteran services, unemployment, and disabilities. According to Privateer, “Profit means more than money; it is also about creating smart and caring communities.”
YouMeThink.com™ is a new web resource dedicated to transforming current internet technology into a social capital engine for individuals and communities. Founded in 2011 by Paul Privateer, PhD., YouMeThink.com introduces the concept of the dotcommunity™, the first web marketplace where users create communities and share and profit from their ideas, knowledge, expertise or entrepreneurial creativity. With free memberships, users upload content and set their sale price. YouMeThink.com provides a safe and secure marketplace with PayPal™ and SiteLockSecure™ services. YouMeThink.com uses low cost transaction fees to pay its employees, and to fund the SecondPath Commonwealth Education Foundation, http://www.secondpathfoundation.org. The foundation supports organizations and individuals committed to a fundamental rethinking of American education. YouMeThink.com is an EOC and invites investor inquiries. YouMeThink.com will be headquartered in Seattle, WA, currently has 22 global employees and seeks new team members.
YouMeThink.com™ and dotcommunity™ are trademarks of YouMeThink.com, PLLC.