WHERE YOUR ONLINE BEHAVIOR IS YOUR BUSINESS ONLY, PERIOD
PONSIST is built on a new business model that is a direct response to the misdeeds of leading network sites.
It is unsponsored by third parties and will never commercialize your content or your personal details. Instead every member supports a tiny part of maintenance and development by chipping in.
We are becoming increasingly aware of the fact you tend to pay a high price for 'free' networks. It’s not a monetary cost, but when your online behavior is turned into marketing and even political profiles that are sold to the highest bidder it becomes a slippery slope that is not in your benefit. Data mining is the new gold.
Besides the well known digital giants there are other available medical platforms that can seem interesting to join for free. Such platforms are often sponsored by commercial parties hoping to gain an advantage on their competition through it, leaving the content or thought direction somehwat influenced if not plain biased.
PONSIST finds its income source solely from within. You as a member pay a small monthly amount to support yourself and your peers globally. This business model eliminates any need to find fundings from third parties in any way, shape or form.
PONSIST does not track your behavior, it does not influence posted content and it doesn’t mine your data. With fundings from within there’s no need to go there. In fact, we don’t want to go there. Ever.
This business model sprung from personal frustration of seeing how people are being mislead and how companies abuse their trust as well as their details for their own financial gain. There’s a popular Dutch proverb ‘Verbeter de wereld, begin bij jezelf’ which roughly translate into ‘If you want to improve the world, start with yourself’ and that’s exactly what PONSIST does.
Perhaps it feel odds at first to pay for a professional network because we’re all so used to just subscribe for free, but when you realize that you still end up paying an even higher price for it, this isn’t such a strange set up after all.
Think of PONSIST as a self supporting environment similar to a biotope. You can read the full details in our Our Agreement.