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YouTube, Facebook, Google, Instagram, TikTok... they're all giants in the World of traditional social media. They either have:

  • Lots of venture capital
  • Cash from IPOs, or
  • Revenue from selling your privacy and data to the highest bidder.

In comparison, TapeReal.com has none of the above.

We have no Angels or Venture Capitalists funding us; we have no piles of cash from an IPO; and we have no ads because we vowed to NEVER sell your data to anyone.

We are underdogs in the social media game.

But do you know what we do have?  

We have a VISION:

  • To develop a network built on the foundation of meaningful human connection.
  • To create a space where people and genuine social interactions come first.
  • To share our collective knowledge, memories, and talents so that future generations can truly know and understand their ancestral past.

We also have EACH OTHER:

  • A community of brave and courageous souls who show up, unfiltered, raw, and vulnerable, ready to share their authentic stories and truest selves.
  • A scrappy and relentless team who put up with me, a sometimes maniacal Founder obsessed with changing the World.

TapeReal.com is different.


TapeReal is a new form of social media and social network

We are underdogs in the social media game.

Underdogs appear in many forms.

  • 1969 - we had the New York "Miracle" Mets.
  • 1988 - we had the Jamaican Bobsled Team at the Winter Olympics.
  • 2004 - we had Greece who won the Euro Cup in football.
  • And in 2020 - we have TapeReal.com vs. traditional social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook.

We're the opposite of everything they stand for.

We've taken it upon ourselves to break the cycle and create a new #SocialReality where people come first.

This is not a small task, and it's not going to be easy.

But I promise you, we're going to change the World one tape and one member at a time.

To those of you who have upgraded your membership on TapeReal:

THANK YOU

Your actions speak volumes.

You have joined a grassroots movement.

You are the early shareholders of this platform.

And together, we are all underdogs in this game.

But with every member, with ever tape, with every engagement, you are helping us win the small battles that are necessary for winning the game and taking back our freedoms.

Our freedom of speech.

Our freedom from surveillance capitalism.

Our freedom to live and be our truest selves.

Just a sudden attempt to express the concept of crime.
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Now is the time to change the course of humanity and regain our personal power and freedoms. As Paul Romer once stated,

"a crisis is a terrible thing to waste."

These are indeed challenging and unique times that we're living in.

Many of us are struggling. We've lost our jobs, our previous way of life, and in the process our social connection to one another.

But if you like TapeReal and enjoy using the app, then please consider upgrading your membership to the Casual plan.

The Casual membership plan is $20 bucks per year... and that works out to only $1.67 US per month. You'll unlock 5 minute tapes and get 15 minutes of record time per month.

If you wish to record more, and you have the means to afford it, check out the other membership tiers too (like Active, Expressive, Platinum, and Creator).

On the other hand, if you have no intention of recording but enjoy watching and listening to creators on this app, please show your support for this movement by upgrading to the Casual plan.

We are underdogs in the social media game and your membership will help us continue to develop new features and improvements like Creator Monetization, Android, and the Web Login.

Thank you for being a part of the TapeReal community!

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