The Signal: With an overall rise in community development and privacy awareness, people are craving more transparent ownership and genuine interaction with the products they use day to day.

  • Visits to, a social approach to investing where you can follow other investors, surged 6x in the last month.
  • Interest in Twetch, a Twitter alternative where people can pay you  for your posts, has exploded, growing from 80k to 1.5m+ total visits since December 2020.

These are just 2 examples of how individuals are changing from passive consumers to active contributors, part of a greater concept that investor and product strategist Sari Azout has described as the “participatory economy.”