Waverly champions the principle of intention over attention, paving the way for a new form of social network that promotes valuable content and enriching conversations.

Our AI native platform augments the way communities engage and grow together by facilitating the creation, moderation and engagement aspects so the user can experience the benefits of a thriving community. Waverly is the social network for your community




So, imagine the year is 2005. Facebook is still a novelty for most people. It’s only available to people with a college email address, and has only just started to add features like photo tagging. YouTube is in its infancy. In the following decade, social media will experience an explosion of growth and become a core part of most people’s lives.

But as social media grows, so do concerns about its impact on society.

Philippe Beaudoin’s experience as a founding engineer of the Chrome machine learning team at Google gave him unique insight into the problems with social media. Working with American technology ethicist Tristan Harris (of Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma” fame), Philippe became concerned about the way algorithms and engagement-driven design were shaping users’ lives. The need for a different approach led Philippe Beaudoin to create Waverly, a social media platform designed to put users’ intentions first.

Waverly is built around the idea that social media can be built on a foundation of transparency and user control, with the goal of empowering users rather than manipulating them. It’s based on the idea that users should have agency and ownership over their social media experience. Rather than being pushed into a feed carefully calibrated to steal their attention, users should be able to shape their experience by choosing what they want to see, who they want to interact with, and how they want to interact.

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