We're the co-founders of Readup and we're on a mission to overthrow the advertising industry and make it fun to read online again! Ask us anything!
Hey Reddit! We're Bill Loundy, Jeff Camera & Thor Galle and we invented Readup, the world's best reading app.
Advertisements are destroying reading on the internet, so we built a completely ad-free app that helps you focus your time and attention on what matters: reading great articles & connecting with other readers.
Bill & Jeff have been friends since pre-school, and the idea for Readup began four years ago when Bill called Jeff to talk about an obvious way to improve social media: People shouldn't be able to comment on articles and stories that they haven't actually read. So, we built (and patented) a pioneering read-tracking technology that can identify whether or not a person has actually read something.
Today, Readup is a fully-loaded social platform that addresses many of the worst problems of the web. We believe that we have built the world's first truly humane social media platform.
Here's a 3 min demo. As you can see, we're also hoping to save the journalism industry. (You have to pay to read on Readup, and Readup pays the writers you read.)
We'll be here all day and we're excited to answer all of your questions, so Ask Us Anything!
Bill Loundy / CEO / Taos, NM, USA / PROOF
Jeff Camera / CTO / Toms River, NJ, USA / PROOF
Thor Galle / CGO / Helsinki, Finland / PROOF
UPDATE: What a blast! Thanks so much! After 9 solid hours, we're cooked. Now it's time for us to go to bed. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly ([email protected]) with more questions/comments. ✌️