Taken from the funding site – http://www.indiegogo.com/letevo
LETEVO: [let-e-vo] *latin – Evolution through action*
2.The act of being in proactive unity while maintaining total ubiquity.
3.Evolving our world through people, with passionate and proactive resources.
4.Open to interpretation, definition requires human action to adequately define.
Who We Are:
We are Dreamers, Believers, Artists, Musicians, Writers, Film Makers, Poets, Designers, Developers, Gamers, Coders, Foodies, Seekers, Pioneers, and Passionistas.
We all live life searching for the ability to actively seek out our passions while defining our inner selves. Through our world and our independent cultures, the reality of us being able to live for our passions has seemingly diminished. The days of being able to pursue the unique things that define us as human beings have since fallen to the ways of dipping products in greed and then gift-wrapping them with “care.”
We believe in Social Networking with a Purpose.
Why it Matters to You:
Everyday humans awake and go out into a negative world that seemingly inspires us to fail. It inspires us to never question, to never source things, and never to strive for something greater. “They like you just the way you are.” Hence the term, “the daily grind,” and many other non-aspiring catch phrases that have been adopted by our modern societies.
We do not share those same views on the current “potential” of our societies and people. We believe that there is a way to be positive and productive at the same time. It’s up to us to bring those heartfelt passions back in a new-age way, while raising awareness on a profound scale.
The Inefficiency of the Internet:
Social networking has almost turned into a burden. Every band, project, or cause has at least 10 different log-ins to different websites all around the internet. Anyone that wants to fully keep up with their friends, fans, or followers has to individually gather these fragments of information and compile them all together in order to “effectively” stay up to date.
The issue with this is that you actually have to spend more time networking and directing your traffic to countless sites all over the internet (you’re basically spreading their name, not yours) to “effectively” market yourself. In reality, you should actually be spending your time where it counts; like focusing all of your attention on developing your project. The current state of the internet will not allow for this.
Our world has become a barren wasteland of sorts when it comes to the ways of positivity and passionate efforts. We have developed a way to to bring passion back.
We also believe that the internet can be broken down into common sense. We’ve all heard the term, “It’s not rocket science.” Well, they are right, it’s really not rocket science. The internet can be simple, it can make sense, and this is how we’re going to do it:
◦Access to all of the resources and services that you’ll ever need, with one user name and one password. How many passwords do you really have to remember? We’ve all been there, trying to figure out exactly which user name and password you used on a certain site. It gets pretty annoying, doesn’t it? How about, just one password for EVERYTHING?!?! Well, buckle up, because that’s what we’re giving you! It just makes sense.
◦You’re going to be able to check your e-mail, see what your favorite band, project, or cause is doing, see what your friends are up to, chat on your messenger, and listen to music all at the same time. The music player will never stop when you want to surf the site and look at something else. You can have unlimited things open at one time. This is social networking with resources, it’s multi-tasking at its finest.
◦Why waste time trying to gather and test the unreliable resources that you need to effectively develop your project, when you can have access to trusted and proven resources right where your network is? Efficiency anyone?
•No Third Party Ads
◦That’s right, you read that correctly. Companies seem to lose focus of their promises and goals when their primary motive is to make money off of their user’s “interests.” With Letevo, our primary focus is to move our world forward. Instead of off-the-wall companies advertising to our users that may or may not have interest in their products, we are going to be showcasing passionate projects and we will back and support projects and causes that will actually evolve our world and move us out of our current stagnation.
◦We’ve all heard of privacy policies, well with us, privacy is our only policy. Your privacy means the world to us. Without you guys, we don’t have this site. It seems that these big companies have forgotten this principle. It makes you wonder if they would have told their initial users that once they signed up and helped make them successful, that they were then going to completely disrespect their loyal followers, if these big companies would have ever gotten out of the dorm rooms they were conceived in? Privacy will never be an issue with us or you. It’s your information, you choose who gets to see it.
•Utilize Human Potential
◦Traditional social networks pride themselves in gathering everyone together in one place and just sitting at a stand-still. In doing this, they do not promote proactive thinking or conceptualization. We believe that we can harness the power of the human potential to actually achieve goals and carry out monumental tasks. And, there is no better place to do this than within the social network where all of the people already are. We can be social and productive at the same time. We can have a purpose.
◦With this project, you can become a direct supporter of any project or cause that you believe in. When you have to keep up with countless accounts and log-ins to adequately back the causes you are passionate about, it really seems to kill the effort. Don’t waste time fighting with the inefficiency of the current state of the internet, you can just join our site and put all of your efforts to use, without the hassle.
◦All of the sites on the internet are starting to look the same. Variety has seemed to have fallen into the pit of quantity over quality and thus we are all left being bored with most websites. We have been working on a evolutionary user interface, something never before seen on the web. It’s smarter, more efficient, and more user-friendly than any other site in the world. We can’t wait to unveil it to you!
•The Selfless Community
◦We’ve all heard of social networks. What we’re not familiar with is a social network that actually cares and gives back. Have you ever had one of those days where you were plugged into the network and you felt like it didn’t want you to be plugged into it? You almost feel like the network is against you. Kind of like it just keeps taking from you, day in and day out, and it has no intention of ever contributing to your life or doing something positive that you could actually benefit from. With our community, this will never be the case. This project is called Letevo for a reason. It’s up to us to finally choose to evolve. It’s up to us to finally realize that we’re not being satisfied or challenged enough by the world around us.
We all want to strive for something more, it’s just that the current avenues that are available to us to better ourselves have been built by people that don’t care. We are the ones that have to bring passion back.
Where efficiency and proactive nature matters, we choose to Lettuce Evolve.
I started this project in January of 2006. Since then, I’ve tried bringing numerous people in to work on it on the side, but it ultimately doesn’t work out because they have to be compensated for their time. Fortunately, we have a team of 5 people right now.
Our team has been working diligently on this project, putting in countless hours. Most of them from part-time hours with full-time efforts and on the side workings without any financial support. We have 2 full-time guys right now that are working for experience. It’s only a matter of time before their resources run out and they have to go back to contributing part-time.
We have the drive, the determination, and the ability to do all of this. We just lack the financial backing to bring our team together on a set schedule and to acquire all of the current software to make this project everything it needs to be for each and every one of you.
The $30,000 is the bare minimum for us to get this project where it needs to be. With that money, we will be able to commit the next 3 to 4 months to nothing but coding to get this project to all of you. If we get over funded, please continue to contribute. We will then use those added funds to bring on more developers and expense any unforeseen costs. Any and all funds will be used to move us forward.
More info and funding options at http://www.indiegogo.com/letevo