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Update posted by Panquake Community On Apr 07, 2021

Dear Panquake Community -

We could forgive you for thinking we've been silent. In fact, we're being silenced. By Twitter (again).

Last month, Twitter formally apologized to us for banning all our accounts simultaneously, for "spam". After a massive public outcry and a media inquiry requesting official comment from Twitter, they emailed us to say it was all a mistake, and reinstated (nearly) all our accounts.

But that was then. This is now.

This month, they've been slowly reversing that position by waging a silent war of attrition against Panquake. After their attempt at eradicating us in one fell swoop fell so spectacularly flat, we are now discovering that one by one, our accounts are being suspended.

Our PR account @panquakePR was never returned to us, despite us making repeated requests.

Then, they went after the people. @Panquakepeople.

A well known anti-war activist was arranging a group public campaign of coordinated tweeting, under that account. The account was suspended before that effort could get off the ground.


Next, they took down our support channel. @Panquakesupport had been providing advice and feedback to our user community. Now it cannot, thanks to the anti-competitive behavior of a big tech competition.

But that wasn't enough for them. They subsequently directly targeted the account of our Social Media manager, @panquakeT.


And the piece de resistance? Today, they restricted the account of our development team, @PanquakeDev.

The knives are out. Panquake spells change on the horizon and the old guard don't like it one bit. They've been pleasantly riding atop their monopolies while periodically reporting to Congress that they aren't a monopoly and in fact support "competition in the space". But Panquake is bursting that anti-trust bubble and exposing them for what they are. Talking out both sides of their mouth, even as the Supreme Court this very week declared that big tech have no right to silence users.

Some may argue that Twitter has no obligation to provide services to competitors. This is counter-intuitive for a few reasons. A telephone company does not deny service provision to other telephone companies. Competing services can use each other's networks to place marketing calls or promote their own products uninhibited. Certainly, if the day comes when Twitter wishes to register a Panquake account, we will not stand in their way, deny them service, take punitive action against them on our platform or engage in anti-trust or monopolistic behaviors as they do.

If you are outraged by watching a billion dollar corporation attempt to choke a startup that is funded by tiny public contributions, we urge you to spread this news and make your opinions known. Several Congressional Representatives are working hard to hold the big tech robber barons to account. We urge you to submit this information to their offices and to raise the issue of big tech censorship with your local representatives and your local newspapers.

Ultimately, word of mouth is making Panquake's crowdfunding campaign a success, and the monopolistic behavior of Twitter only motivates us to forge ahead and deliver this important, groundbreaking, next generation social media solution into your hands.

We thank you so much for all your support, and remind you that our success is your freedom, and your shares are our voice.

With love,

- The Panquake Team

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Hey JorJorwell! : ). Panquake is responsive to suggestions to help people access information in all sorts of ways- you have been heard! Thank you! Luckily, problem is solved in viewing these updates at Panquake.com under the "News" tab. This latest post will appear there soon. Thanks for your support and participation!

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Is it possible to change the formatting of this article? The font is very light. We need to make things very easy for others to read and share. If the problem is with GoGetFunding, perhaps post these elsewhere? And in a few different formats that give people options for sharing? Thanks.

Jorjorwell Well

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HOLY SHIT! I’ve donated twice. This is crazy. Also not surprising with what Twitter has been up to as of recently.

Tulio Pontacoloni

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Update posted by Panquake Community On Mar 30, 2021

Dear Panquake Community:

Corporates report to their Boards - we report to you! As our community investors, you're the most important factor in where we're going and this is a team effort so once again Panquake has produced an information-packed monthly delivery/progress report for you!

Who's donating and why, and what are we doing with their money? How far have we come? Where are we up to? What's the progress? Suzie and Sean present all this and much more:


While understandably, there's plenty of techy, geeky stuff within, Panquake is also doing some really interesting academic work on identifying the ways in which users are being abused by Big Tech and the corresponding ways that Panquake will cure that abuse. We aren't OK with you being spied on and taken for granted by corporations and are working to free you from the false choice between your privacy and your access to communications! The difference between what they do to you and how we will treat you couldn't be any more stark and the following diagrams produced by us are fascinating and depict that dichotomy really well:

We have been really touched by the comments you've been leaving for us on our donation page. One user wrote "You may not even know how badly we need this!"

Another wrote: "PanQuake” sounds less to me like an isolated earthquake, and more like a tectonic shift in political liberty. If my hunch is correct, PanQuake won’t merely alter the superficial landscaping of world culture, but rebuild and reshape—worldwide, from top to bottom—the Himalayan peaks and abyssopelagic trenches of democratically organized society. I’m expecting Panquake to register 10 on the Richter Scale, and I tremor with tsunamic delight at the promising possibilities..."

This week Suzie wrote an open letter revealing that shady characters are already pressuring Panquake's supporters and staff and that Panquake has been experiencing technological interference and attacks of various types. This doesn't surprise us in the slightest. But as she wrote:

"I would like to make unequivocally clear that we are going to complete this build... Many of our staff have commented that this is the most important project we have ever worked on... What we are doing is nothing less than securing the future of freedom of association and freedom of speech. We will push this project over the line no matter what."

So our resolve is firm and our collective futures depend on it. Your support is cementing this build. Your promotion of us, is strengthening us. The world needs Panquake and you are helping to bring it to fruition!

With a 50% increase in donations last month, we're well on the path to getting this product into all of our hands. While we continue to build, build, build we ask you to continue to share, share, share!

We'll be back with another update soon.

Our success is your freedom,

- The PanQuake Team

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Update posted by Panquake Community On Mar 24, 2021

Dear Panquake Community:

What a week it's been! With fantastic traction on our funding campaign and donors now flying past the 2,200 mark, it is timely that we are able to confirm that our March monthly public delivery meeting for Panquake will be held this Saturday 27th March as promised!

From 8:00pm Eastern Daylight Time on our Vimeo channel you'll have a front row seat to see and hear all the wonderful progress made this month on our campaign. This allows you to track our product development along with us and engage more directly in the process of us bringing this important, groundbreaking next generation social media sensation into your waiting hands!

By now, hopefully many of you may have seen Suzie's recent appearance on The Jimmy Dore Show, who generously lent her their platform to teach a wider audience about why Panquake is such a critically important solution in this time of ever-increasing censorship, manipulation and attacks on free thinkers worldwide.

If you missed it, you can catch the show here:


You can expect to see more of Panquake in the coming weeks! Your assistance in helping us to get this campaign over the line and into the next funding phase is making all the difference in increasing the velocity of the build and empowering us to deliver this user-centric, user-focused communication service at record speed.

As ever, please share, share, share! the link to our fundraising page; educate your friends, family and co-workers about this life-changing solution and let's keep working together to get this thing done!

We never lose sight of the wishes, concerns and dreams of everyone who has thrown their hat into the ring with us. We read your comments every day and treasure them. It is because of people like you that the conversation is shifting from problem to solution!

Thank you so much for your discernment, your loyalty and your support. And remember: our success is your freedom.

See you Saturday!

- The Panquake Team

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Did I miss the public delivery meeting? What gives? I’m super-excited about PanQuake.

Andrew Seppa

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Update posted by Panquake Community On Mar 19, 2021

Dear PanQuake Community:

We have tons of news to bring you since our last update and much like the colors of the PanQuake logo these tidings are a full spectrum from fun and exciting to deep and thought provoking.

Firstly, you'll be thrilled to know that today (Friday) at 4pm Pacific, 7pm Eastern, PanQuake will be making an appearance live on The Jimmy Dore Show! Suzie Dawson will be chatting with Jimmy, Stef and the crew about this exciting lifeboat that we are building to help you and your loved ones paddle away from Big Tech censorship! The stream will be live on Jimmy Dore's You Tube Channel and we'd love to see you in the chat!

Hopefully you saw Suzie's most recent appearance on Graham Elwood's channel and shared a few laughs with the two of them in the course of a brilliant discussion about PanQuake and censorship in general. If not, you can check out the playback here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQI6A7upTFM

With Graham having recently been demonetised by You Tube in retaliation for his and Lee Camp's discussions about JFK, independent media are feeling the ever tightening noose that is increasingly choking free speech on corporate platforms.

Indeed, Suzie's appearance on the Progressive talk show Hard Lens Media seemed similarly frowned upon by the powers that be - on the very day of taping, within minutes of completing the episode where Suzie was interviewed, Hard Lens Media was banned from accessing their official You Tube channel for 7 days and were unable to publish the interview. They eventually did get it out a week later, and here it is!

Unfortunately, these aren't the only recent examples of a war being waged against independent voices and their attempts to bring free speech and freedom of communication to the masses. PanQuake.com itself has faced 8 straight days of DDOS attacks against our domains, causing sporadic outage of our service. The attacks were directed at and through our Icelandic host, and while they did not manage to cause permanent damage, it is clear that someone/s are testing both our resources and our resolve. Sadly for them and happily for you all, we are more committed than ever to delivering to you our groundbreaking social media service.

Nothing will stop us and your support strengthens our ability to make good on that promise.

It is your love and dedication and thirst for our product that has empowered us to take steps to expand and harden our infrastructure against such attacks. We are happy to report that production has continued regardless and we are very much looking forward to presenting all types of new goodies and progress to you at our upcoming March public delivery meeting.

Our end-of-February delivery was so well received - for more details as to what was released check out this thread by Suzie which is packed full of slides and images about what PanQuake is and will do for you in this critical and historic time.

As you know, we need funds urgently to deliver PanQuake to you faster! More money means more developers and more developers means PanQuake in your hands much more quickly. So as ever, please do all that you can to spread the word about the importance of contributing to this project, by donating here

Our success is your freedom.

- The PanQuake Team


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Update posted by Panquake Community On Mar 01, 2021

Dear PanQuake Community -

Today, it was us that were silenced by Big Tech. But once again, the internet is rising up in our support and the tech overlords backed down!

Our official statement on the whirlwind events of today is below.

What’s Twitter Playing At Now?

Today, without any notification, Twitter suspended all accounts operated by new market entrant PANQUAKE.COM. PanQuake offers users a next generation approach to short messaging, where user privacy is paramount and user data is not sold, in fact not even collected. And, uniquely, as PanQuake is a subscription model, there will be no advertising on the platform.

It has been only a few months since Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey assured US legislators that Twitter was not anti-competitive or a monopoly. Last July, in a series of tweets promoting an Open Internet, Dorsey describedemergent and growing threats” that included “large organizations… killing competing ideas and organizations that could be better for society.”

This latest action by Twitter against a new competitor seemed to tell another story - one that makes a mockery of Dorsey’s own summation of his 2018 Senate testimony where he explicitly stated about Twitter: “We‘re here to contribute to a healthy public square, not compete to have the only one.”

Contrary to its own stated policy, Twitter did not give any notification of the removal of the seven official PanQuake/Talk Liberation accounts they suspended. In the vacuum created by Twitter’s lack of engagement and dialogue many were left wondering - were these accounts deliberately silenced or censored in error? Eventually, the accounts were reinstated, with PanQuake losing approximately 8 hours of service.

With an uptick in donations to the PanQuake seed crowdfunding campaign and overwhelming user support for PanQuake being expressed on Twitter, it is clear with whom public sentiment lies.

Yale University Privacy Lab Founder and PanQuake Executive Sean O’Brien said: “Twitter’s move to ban the official PanQuake accounts today - albeit temporarily - was a blatant example of its anti-competitive platform in action. Though Founder Jack Dorsey is quick to tell government regulators about his enthusiasm and support for alternatives, the reality is brazen contempt for any potential threat to Twitter’s dominance in the market. PanQuake announced features which Twitter embraced shortly after, such as a subscription model. An aging Twitter may think its own plans for new versions of their network will be threatened by the new and fresh example of PanQuake and other arising social media products, so they might be temptedto stamp out competitors aggressively and curtail their speech.”

PanQuake co-Founder Suzie Dawson said: “If deliberate, this action by Twitter would have been definitive proof of anti-competitive and monopolistic behaviour. That would have only compounded myriad pre-existing and valid concerns of millions of users about the trajectory of Twitter’s conduct and operations, highlighting the critical need for PanQuake in the social media space.”

Is Big Tech going to keep silencing competition? Ultimately the power is in the user’s hands to decide. Increasingly, users are understandably losing patience with the status quo and are eager to reclaim their rights.

They are hungry for a solution and thanks to our combined efforts they are going to get it! With the support of a strong community who are helping out not only by donating, but by spreading the word, sharing the links, making sure that all of their networks know that PanQuake is coming, that it’s different, that it respects users and their privacy, that it will be advertising-free and that it will be available to all.

Talk Liberation encourages everyone who is waiting for that change to make it happen, to donate to accelerate the process and to spread the word!

Visitors to PanQuake.com are

  1. joining a community dedicated to the successful delivery of a product which will bring next generation solutions to a market that is hungry for change
  2. crowdfunding to contribute to the product development at https://gogetfunding.com/panquake and
  3. spreading the word that things can and will be different

With outdated, corrupt legacy platforms becoming obsolete, algorithm by algorithm, PanQuake offers a solution.

On The Web

Official Website: PanQuake.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TalkLiberation

Twitter Account: https://www.twitter.com/Pan_Quake

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: [email protected]

- The PanQuake Team

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Update posted by Panquake Community On Feb 28, 2021

***Exclusive Update***

Dear PanQuake Community: once again, we have promised and delivered :) Get an insider’s look at how our groundbreaking next generation technology will work, and hear from Yale Privacy Lab’s Sean O’Brien what this will mean for you!

Because we are a community and PanQuake couldn’t exist without your support, we want to make sure you can share our journey as we build this fantastic new platform. Our latest delivery update is now available on our Vimeo channel! Co-founder Suzie Dawson takes you though the design and architecture of the PQ project in an astonishing level of detail.

More than you wanted to know? Maybe, but it’s your support that has got this off the ground, and your support that will give us all a next generation communication platform that we can trust. We want you to see what is going on, how much organization and sheer hard work is going into this project so you can feel the confidence to keep supporting PQ, and to spread the word so we can grow the PanQuake Community and get this delivered FAST!

As exciting as the tech side is to us, if it’s not your bag, you can always fast forward to hear Sean O’Brien from Yale University’s Privacy Lab talk about what this all actually means for users. How you will control it and own your own data and communications. Different from what’s happening now? That’s a hard YES!!!

So we’ve shared our delivery plan, but our ultimate delivery date depends on you. You’ve already answered “if” PanQuake will exist - now we need you to answer “when”. Being a user-funded network is what allows us to preserve and fight for your freedoms and it is our users who will make this happen! We need more PQ community members to grow the groundswell and to get you a short messaging platform that in all ways prioritises, values and serves you, the user.

Be the change. If you haven’t donated yet, please consider doing that - we appreciate contributions of any size, every dollar will be put to good use, and please, please, please, spread the word and share, share, share! Tell your friends to Join PanQuake and Donate to speed up our development!

Our success is your freedom. We don't hope, we build!

See you soon,
- The PanQuake Team





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Hi! I hope you can raise the issue of if the name PanQuake has mainstream appeal enough. People are not sure if they want a Quake, and the main block of conservative/liberal people might not want to identify with being Pan-anything. A naming convention I was thinking about is something that claims the standard of being for the Public, and my current best name idea is "Public" (: Are you thinking about changing the name after a succsessfull launch? Also currently the logo looks like a speedometer on a 1994 Playstation game. Peace and love from a dedicated activist

Åsmund Kjus

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Update posted by Panquake Community On Feb 26, 2021

Dear PanQuake Community;

Wow what a difference 5 weeks makes. As well as bringing hope and the prospect of a brighter digital future to all of you, PanQuake has changed the way the social media industry thinks about itself, without even releasing our product yet!

We launched our business in a climate of abject censorship that has only worsened since. And now none other than Twitter is dipping a toe in the PanQuake waters by suggesting that they too might adopt a subscription model. As if paying to be spied on, censored and having your data sold to corporations and governments would somehow be an improvement to their status quo business! Subsequently, #RIPTwitter is trending on Twitter.

Why would a behemoth, privacy-obliterating, corporate back-scratching for-profit, social media monopoly suddenly want to change their business model? Two reasons come to mind: a) they’re being forced to by the threat of a competitive alternative and b) greed.

PanQuake Co-Founder Suzie Dawson said it best today:

People who can't innovate their way out of a paper bag taking their cues from people who can, never works. The *ONLY* thing that Twitter could ever do that would be even vaguely threatening to our project would be to: a) stop censoring the #$#@ out of everyone and b) stop spying on us all & using our data for profit. And if by some miracle that happened, I'd call it a massive victory.”

DELIVERY UPDATE COMING…

While the big players chase our tail, we’ve been hard at work preparing an amazing first monthly public delivery event for you this weekend -

Tune in from 8pm Eastern this coming Saturday at our Vimeo channel!

Co-founder Suzie Dawson will be unveiling all kinds of never-seen-before goodies relating to the build progress of PanQuake, joined by fellow executive team members Jo Booth, Sean O’Brien and Bill Binney. Can’t wait to see you there!

Our delivery plan will be revealed but our ultimate delivery date depends on you. You’ve already answered “if” PanQuake will exist - now we need you to answer “when”.

Being a user-funded network is what allows us to preserve and fight for your freedoms and it is our users who will make this happen! We will stretch every dollar to get you a short messaging platform that in all ways prioritises, values and serves you, the user.

Be the change. If you haven’t donated yet, please consider doing that (yes, there’s that message again!) and please, please, please, spread the word and share, share, share!

Tell your friends to Join PanQuake and Donate to speed up our development!

Our success is your freedom.

See you soon,

- The PanQuake Team

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Keep up the great work and hopefully this initiative might be the trigger for other public interest, decentralized platforms to emerge and prosper. I firmly believe we also need an alternative to Facebook with all the features FB has given us absent the spying, censorship, propaganda and use of our data for profit! At the end of the day people power will prevail if enough of us participate in initiatives to promote significant change.

Peter Wills

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Update posted by Panquake Community On Feb 13, 2021

***EXCLUSIVE UPDATE***

Dear PanQuake Community,

We are excited to confirm our first public delivery meeting is imminent! As promised, PanQuake co-founder Suzie Dawson will be:

  • presenting all new details about the design and functionality of our service
  • breaking down our development progress to date
  • outlining the pathway by which we are delivering our groundbreaking new social media platform into your hands

The event will be available at TalkLiberation.com from 8pm Eastern on Saturday, February 27th and then uploaded to our Vimeo and YouTube channels.

It is important to us that you be able to participate in this event. We want to acknowledge and incorporate your thoughts, feedback, ideas and most importantly, answer your questions. So please email these to [email protected] or post them on social media with the hashtag #TalkLiberation. We will speak to them directly during the stream!

Now that we’ve told you what’s coming - we’d like to tell you a bit about what’s already happening.

PanQuake is being built as a long term, sustainable, resilient enterprise. So as well as giving you insight into our product development, we want to share with you some details about what goes on behind the scenes at PanQuake. We are committed to producing an ethical and transparent social media service and in support of that, we have created an ethical and transparent business.

Although presently staffed by volunteers, PanQuake is a cohesive, professional and international commercial operation. Our team - which now numbers 26 - work in four distinct business areas: Project Management, Business Support, Development and Marketing.

Every Saturday, for several months now, all staff come together for a full team meeting. This gives every team member visibility into all of our business areas so that no one is left in the dark about any aspect of what we are doing. This keeps us all on the same page and creates a wonderful sense of camaraderie.

In addition to this, each team and their sub-teams hold weekly meetings of their own, in which they review the week’s progresses and drill down into their particular deliverables for the coming week, as pertains to their specific area and workload.

These weekly meetings include:

  • Architecture Meeting (championed by Bill Binney)
  • Blockchain Meeting (championed by our blockchain expert)
  • Business Support Team Meeting (led by Business Support Team Lead)
  • Design Team Meeting (led by our new Creative Design Lead)
  • Development Team Meeting (led by the Development Manager)
  • Marketing Team Meeting (led by our Media Director, Taylor Hudak)
  • Project Management Meeting (attended by our project manager and project coordinators)
  • Social Media Team Meeting (led by our Social Media Coordinator)
  • Accounting Meeting (our financials are reconciled weekly by our Accounts Administrator and reported to our Executive)
  • Executive Team Meeting (comprised of Bill Binney, Sean O’Brien, Suzie Dawson and Jo Booth)

This structure ensures that no stone is left unturned to develop PanQuake as both a product and a business, into all that it can and should be, to best serve you - our users.

Our teams are already producing training materials for new staff as we inevitably grow, developing standard operating procedures to streamline our efforts and future proofing our business for scalability.

This fabulous workforce deserves and will absolutely need compensation for the time they are investing in revolutionizing the social media space, for all of our benefit.

Furthermore, our ability to convert our development team (in particular) from volunteers to full time contractors would dramatically expedite the product build and reduce the ultimate delivery timeframe.

That is why we have launched Phase 2 of our crowdfunding effort: to enable our staff to work exclusively on PanQuake. To make Phase 2 as successful as Phase 1 was will require the support of the PanQuake Community.

We are currently lining up a series of interviews and media appearances that will help to spread the word about this project and generate new recruits for our Community! But ultimately, it is word of mouth that will win the day and that’s why we need you all to be as vocal as possible in circulating key links and information about PanQuake to members of the public who do not yet know about it.

Together we can and will deliver this product to the world - and swiftly.

The overwhelming success of Phase 1 answered “if”. The outcome of Phase 2 will answer “when?”.

So please, if you are able, consider donating again to help achieve this, and most importantly, share, share, share! We will do everything we can to amplify your voices.

Thank you so much,

- The PanQuake Team

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I hope Lee Camp invites you back on after you have the meeting, so you can update his followers also about what it going on with this start up. Brian D.

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Is there any chance of the meeting NOT being hosted on Skype or Zoom because you could drive a bus through their security. May I suggest either Signal, Threema or Jitsi Meet as apps that all meet stringent security requirements. If it has to be Skype or Zoom then ok but I always feel dirty afterwards. Can you at least ask one of your volunteers who is a bit net savvy to try out the alternatives I gave and see what you think? I think you mentioned that going forward there would be secure messaging, which is great but I’d feel a lot safer using Signal or similar for this one.

Si Beex

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Update posted by Panquake Community On Feb 10, 2021

***EXCLUSIVE UPDATE***

Dear PanQuake Community,

Woohoo!!! Can you believe that we’ve already achieved our first 50K funding milestone? But more importantly and so heartwarmingly, we have more than 1,350 backers!!!

You are amazing! We thought it would take us 8-12 weeks to reach this milestone but you delivered it in only 23 days! In less than one month you have pulled together into a strong and vibrant community thirsty for change and ensured that our Beta product WILL happen.

Together, you’ve covered our basic capital expenditure costs for PanQuake 1.0: that’s server infrastructure paid for. That’s business registrations in multiple jurisdictions paid for. That’s front end beta application costs paid for. An absolutely legendary effort and in record time!

Stop and pat yourselves on the back, because like us, you don’t just talk about change, you take action to make it happen. You have wrapped yourselves around us and become our marketing team. You know we are independents and need your help to make this work. And that’s exactly what is happening, what a community effort!

If you have a moment, scroll through the comments left by donors - we love doing exactly that. Your feedback fuels us. You’re telling us that we’re already making a difference in the way you feel about the future of communication. That you see the need for PanQuake.com as much as we do.

We hear you: you want PanQuake fast. At lightning speed. We all need this solution now. So our next mission is to accelerate the build while retaining our focus on quality.

How do we do that?

By bringing on full time developers and coders. Our volunteers are saints and have shown their dedication over the last four months. But while they have to fit PanQuake around their day jobs (and of course their family & friends), they can’t possibly complete a major commercial software build as fast as we all need it to happen. Looking after our team is important to us.

So we’re setting a series of stretch targets to fundraise for formally employing our professional workforce, beginning with our development team. This will offer them income security and empower them to produce better and faster. It’s worth noting that we have a team willing to work for lower than commercial rates, because they have the belief and passion for this project.

We are renewing our fund-raising efforts across all media - we want to bring on thousands of backers to spread the word and share the load. This is an independent messaging platform that will always be advertising free so we do not have or want venture capital investors with their inevitable strings attached. We know that individuals working together can do this, so please help us to grow our community.

Being a user-funded network is what allows us to preserve and fight for your freedoms and it is our users who will make this happen! We will stretch every dollar to get you a short messaging platform that in all ways prioritises, values and serves you, the user.

Be the change. If you haven’t donated yet, please consider doing that (yes, there’s that message again!) and please, please, please, spread the word and share, share, share!

Tell your friends to Join PanQuake and Donate to speed up our development!

Our success is your freedom.

All the best,

- The PanQuake Team

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Update posted by Panquake Community On Feb 07, 2021

***EXCLUSIVE UPDATE***

Dear PanQuake Community;

As we power towards completion of our Phase 1 goal, a success for which all of you are directly responsible, we are unsurprised to see the first legislative threat to our revolutionary internet freedom and privacy model is already manifesting and we want to urgently warn you about it!

As you know, PanQuake is leading the social media space in creating a user-supported social network that turns the public into valued customers instead of being a product to be data mined and abused. This model is proving to be a potential Achilles heel for the status quo and they are scared!

Accordingly, we today received news from Sean O'Brien, Founder of the Yale Privacy Lab at the Yale School of Law that there are newly proposed changes to Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act which may penalise services like PanQuake which charge users for services, while retaining some protections for big tech companies who offer supposedly 'free' services - while spying on their users, secretly packaging your data for commercial sale to big data corporations and to governments, manipulating user content and censoring your speech and pocketing billions in the process.

In short, they are scared of YOU becoming our customer. They want you to remain being THEIR product. This is obviously completely unacceptable.

Now the good news is this - because we anticipated this type of action and are registering and operating our company in multiple jurisdictions outside of the reach of the USA, PanQuake will still be able to provide you with services. But the precedent these politicians are seeking to set, will materially damage user's interests by entrenching many of the existing immoral commercial practices of big tech, under the guise of promoting your rights. So we hope Americans will push back! Call your representatives, and tell your friends and family that you do not support the changes to Section 230 proposed by Senator Mark Warner and co.

You can click here to read the text of their proposed amendment to Section 230.

Sean O'Brien, founder of the Yale Privacy Lab at Yale School of Law, and a member of PanQuake's Executive Committee said: "The proposed changes attack simple subscription models like PanQuake's directly, as well as any service people support with funding to avoid pervasive data surveillance and protect their speech. Some of the language is also broad and vague enough to create loopholes for the powerful and draconian enforcement for disruptive, innovative, grassroots websites and services. It also may give a free pass to media conglomerates and data brokers."

Below you can see the email our co-founder Suzie Dawson sent to key influencers today regarding the proposed amendment:



Thanks to your incredible generosity, advocacy and support we are so close to completion of our Phase 1 funding target! We are planning something special for you once we reach that milestone and launch Phase 2. We never dreamed that we would be able to grow as a company and a product offering so quickly but your incredible response is making exactly that happen.

It has been a huge three weeks for our team and we are overjoyed to be on track to deliver you a world class, innovative service that will change the way users think and feel about social media going forward.

Thank you so much for being a part of this journey, sharing our content and helping to tell the world about this grassroots movement for a more equitable and just method of communication for us all.

Our success is your freedom! Accordingly, we ask that you share this post and our crowdfunding campaign, as we continue full throttle towards a better future for us all, together.

We'll write again soon.

All the best,

- The PanQuake Team



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