The Return of WTNS

Four years ago I started a project called WTNS. It was big. It was bold. It was a little bit crazy. It was going to revolutionize and democratize news gathering and distribution. The simple premise was to access geo located content; photos, videos, recording audio and textual information, from the planet's 5 billion or more smartphones and to present that content to an ever more troubled world as news, stories, and documentation. The truth we be told and justice would prevail. Ta da. 

After 3 years of trying to get it off the ground I pulled the plug and shelved it.

A couple of weeks ago our former "Financial Guy" dropped me a note. He had had an epiphany while on vacation in India. He "got it" and was sure he could now get it funded. 

I have to be honest, I had pretty much lain the project to rest and was more than a little bitter that it hadn't really  got close to flying. I mean I spent the better part of 3 years and quite a lot of money as well as dragging in a lot really talented people. It was my baby. It was going to change world. Hmmmmmmm.

I gave it some thought and talked to a few close friends and some of the above mentioned talented people who had invested so much heart and passion in the project. The consensus was, "go for it."

Who was I to argue with such belief and passion.  We're giving it another go. Follow along.

 

Robin Willis