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Finally Launched My (Experimental) Social Platform!

Posted by C - September 19th, 2018

Hey Newgrounds, @Ali and I have been working pretty tirelessly since October of 2016 on a website idea we had that is centred heavily around self expressionism, freedom of speech, and anonymity. We should have (and would have) had things ready a lot earlier if it wasn't for the fact that we've both been working ourselves to death at university while we were working on it on and off, but since I've finished, and he's had a break between going back, we decided it was time to finally get it done and out of the closed beta testing phases.

Several feature changes, and two entirely different UI layout's later, we're ready, but work isn't finished yet.

We plan on adding more features to improve the overall user experience in future, but the core site functionality is there, and it's formed the incredibly strong base we need to help it grow and flourish into a platform that fills the needs for everyone who wants to speak about what they care about freely in the very near future.

For those of you on here who know about this project, and those of you who I've spoken to on Newgrounds about it, I'd like to thank you for both your patience, and your incredible support that helped aid in keeping me motivated to keep the project going, and finally push through and get it to the point it is at today. I'd also like to thank @TomFulp and the rest of the guys who run Newgrounds, primarily because this was my first ever internet community, and if it wasn't for the great creative atmosphere that Newgrounds has provided for creators over the years, I honestly don't think I'd have been motivated to get into web design and get that initial creative kick-into-action in the first place.

Thanks very much for reading this news post, and if you'd like to check out what we've created, you can check us out at https://Outburst.it/ and read more about what we are and what we're trying to achieve by visiting our FAQ here: https://Outburst.it/faq


p.s: If you discovered us via Newgrounds, by all means feel free to let it be known! We've whitelisted Newgrounds.com URL's on Outburst, so you can share links your profile pages, share your flash animations, art, music, etc!


Comments (3)

Hey this is pretty cool! I can't think of anything to post right now that I wouldn't prefer to have linked to me and my post count here, but this might be fun to skim some times, and who knows, maybe some day I might have opinions I'd rather voice anonymously. Really appreciate there being places like this though, even if I'm not immediately tempted to be active.

One little bug/thing, if it's not intentional: some line breaks seem to happen in some inopportune places: https://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/cca21e9a57ccb95028ce48310271e58e

Hey CD, thanks for your input, and we are aware of the bug in question! Looking into rolling out a future update that should rectify the problem as soon as we get the chance.

Again, thanks very much for checking it out ~

Good to hear. :) And hey thanks for making this too! Contributing to a more open, more personal-integrity-aware web one page at a time! Hope it grows.

Curious how you plan to go about server costs if this place grows though? No ads or signs of monetary sources there?

Hey, that's what we're aiming for. Something new in a space dominated by traditional socialmedia is always a fun sight to see, and being a part of that is awesome for me.

The plan for financing this thing longer term is a bit up in the air at the minute, but overall, I plan to run it out of my own pocket until it becomes completely unaffordable to do so. If that time ever comes, I'd maybe give people the option to donate via either PayPal or maybe even Bitcoin to retain the overall anonymous theme of the site. I'm not too bothered about it breaking a profit ever, but if it could sustain its self? That'd be great.

Thanks for the interest though, means a lot! Keeps me going with it.

For sure. :)

And that's good to hear too. I've been wondering how it is certain communities seem to thrive so easily off of just donations, and others (like NG) have a hard time getting enough. Must be a combination of audience and just what kind of site you run; how much energy it really eats. This one seems pretty light in that regard at least!

Well it's an interesting thing. :D Staying tuned to see how it all evolves.