Mizozo's revolutionary business model, I have gotten substantially more criticism than I had expected. My initial claim of Mizozo's transparency was met with a great deal of indifference. Most seem to take it as something similar to the transparency that public companies are expected to comply with, hence they felt that I am simply jumping the gun and starting my transparency early. In fact, this barely scratches the surface.
While public companies do have to maintain a level of transparency, they generally only deal with the financial aspect of the company, then add anything that can help the companies bottom line. In effect, they tend to be transparent only with items that are required by law or by items which may increase their stock value. I intend to take this substantially farther. Not only will all financials be transparent, but all aspects of the business ... good and bad. Items include, but are not limited to: Financial Details, Traffic Statistics, User Statistics, Algorithm Details, Source Code, and a great deal more.
Transparency is only the beginning, the real revolution is the way in which we intend to run the business. While we intend to retain control of key decisions, the inner workings of the company will be dictated by the users. We plan to continually query the user base for direction and guidance. Unlike most user based companies today that care more about their profits than their users, we are not at all concerned about profits. The goal of this site isn't to make money, although it would be nice, but rather it is to build a site that is unstoppable when it comes to the distribution of information. To sweeten the deal, all money going into Mizozo will be distributed to its user base. Sure, users will not be making millions, but neither will the sites administrators. We expect that popular users can make a few thousand a month while the rest will get an occasion $100 check.
With revolution around every corner, information and freedom is being stripped from us all. Mizozo intends to provide the people with a platform that not only guarantees freedom of information, but makes it incredibly difficult for governments to trim this basic right. Join Mizozo, Join the Revolution.