On continue en 2017? (Avec un site totalement repensé)
On continue en 2017? (Avec un site totalement repensé)
Just a year ago you were 433 Kissbankers to support the crowdfunding which was supposed to allow the site to continue its way and thanks to you, the production of Zaps for the whole year 2016 was assured and the site was finally able to do be financed without any single advertisement. It turned out to be a risky gamble but by the many returns I had, it seems to have been widely appreciated. Some of you, who have not been able to donate during the fundraising, also participated in this funding effort directly on the site throughout the past year.
I would like to thank all of you for this financial effort. This past year has made it possible to test this method of financing based solely on your solidarity and the assessment is rather positive; with the fundraising of the beginning of the year and the one-off donations over the months, a financial balance could be found which leads me to want to keep it for years to come.
Some of you have suggested to advertise again on the site and I was also approached by advertisers but I am now totally opposed to it. So no ads will be displayed in the future.
So what leads me to launch this new crowdfunding?
In addition to the production of the Zaps for 2017, this fundraising aims to totally redesign the site by making it more ergonomic by rethinking its interface but above all by bringing new functionalities.
Since the Zaps exist, an incalculable number of videos have been broadcast and I receive daily messages asking me the Zap in which one can find a certain sequence. Also, I personally take care of all the translations which means that when I redirect to the original videos on Youtube or Vimeo for example, of course the subtitles do not find.
The idea is to transform the site into a gigantic database that will list all the sequences on the subjects of society, documentaries, ecology, current events, etc ... making them accessible individually via a search bar.
For example, if you want to have access to all the videos already shown in Zaps dealing with politics, you will type 'Politics' in the search bar and all the videos (as well as the Zaps and pictures) related to the policy will appear In the form of a list. By typing 'Nuclear', everything that has already been broadcast related to this theme will also appear and so on.
The purpose of this approach is to make information more readily available, as I understand that searching for a particular sequence from more than 175 Zaps lasting from one to two hours is a matter of masochism. Here is a compilation of the type of video that will be listed:
I also intend to set up a page dedicated to all the very interesting documentaries that are regularly sent to me but that for various reasons I have not been able to transform into a red thread in a Zap.
Finally, there will be a last page dedicated to the Zaps where it will be possible to choose which to look according to the themes of the red wires that are treated there. To sum up, the aim of my approach is to convey information more easily to the greatest number and to make the site, without any pretension, a sort of digital library of information.
If you do not know yet, iZap4u is:
- 4 years of existence on Youtube, 15 million views and 67,000 subscribers.
- 3 years of existence of the website, 13 million views, more than 4,000 people registered on the newsletter and already more than 177 Zaps have been published.
Here is an overview of the long version published every two weeks on the site:
And the short version published on Youtube:
Who is behind the Zaps?
I am alone to realize the Zaps, I am 29 years and I live in Bordeaux.
Thank you for taking the time to read me ;-)
Note to Contributors: François, the project sponsor who will receive the funds from this campaign, wishes to preserve his anonymity. The KissKissBankBank team verified its identity and received proof that it is the owner of the domain name izap4u.com before accepting the project.
Waar dient de collecte voor
It was decided to place the value of the fund raising at 18,000 EUR, which will allow: - Ensure the production of Zaps for the whole of 2017,
- To realize a new site more ergonomic and easy to use,
- To transform a part of the site into a large library of knowledge by archiving all the sequences on the subjects of society that have been diffused in the Zaps (isolating them from each other) and to which it will be possible to access by typing the keywords that relate to it and that interest you,
- To finance the costs related to the operation of the site (video player, Vimeo subscription, servers, etc.) and its maintenance.
In detail, the sum will be divided as follows:
15,500 euros will be distributed among:
- My webmaster (who will be in charge of the development of the new site and its future maintenance),
- Kanzarem (which takes care of the music of the different generics and logos),
- Myself (for the realization of Zaps and related productions).
- A small army of people who will sort out all the sequences that have already been broadcast in the Zaps to make it a large database accessible to all.
The remaining 2,500 euros will be used to pay the charges levied by Kisskissbankbank (8% ie 1,440 EUR), accommodation for 2017 (500 euros), video player (200 euros), iZap4u stickers impressions ) And the Vimeo pro contribution (159 EUR). If the collection exceeds the amount requested, the surplus will be allocated to the development of a space that will allow the community to exchange and share links.