How It Works
Getting Started With ProgreCit
It is fast and easy! If you pay attention to this page you will learn: 1) How to register and what to do initially; 2) How to use the Platform; 3) What not to do to avoid being suspended, blocked, or removed from ProgreCit (we are a Private Digital Club with few, but very strict rules); and 4) What additional benefits you will get from your Free Membership.
These are the main issues that you should take into account before starting to interact in ProgreCit. Please, read them. It will save you and us a lot of time.
What is the difference between Facebook and Progrecit?
It is very important to know the differences between Facebook and ProgreCit:
1. Don’t try to compare the functionalities of one and the other network. Facebook is 16 years old and had a $ 5 billion investment. We’re just starting out and we have not accepted investors who later demand to fulfill their interests. Everything has been self-financed, and we often know that something more is needed, but we still don’t have the means to make it happen.
2. Facebook bases everything on an algorithm that decides who you are, what they show you, what you see, and with whom they supposedly consider you should relate. Lately, they have launched a crusade against the ultra-right, which is good, but it has been extended to us progressives.
3. As we have avoided building such an algorithm to respect the privacy of our members, we must also consider ProgreCit Groups and Forums as very important features. Joining a group shows a sign of belonging. Give your opinion within it, open a discussion and obtain valuable information from very valuable people, as it is perhaps the first place to start.
What Can I do Within ProgreCit?
* Members can create and update profiles, including the use of profile and cover photos.
* Members can befriend one another (connections).
* Members can send private messages. Progressive Citizens comes with a robust private messaging system. Users can choose whether or not to receive an email notification when someone sends them a message.
* Members can join and create groups. Most generic groups (by country or by profession, like “Progressive Citizens United States” or “Progressive Citizens Government Employees“, are created by Admins in order to prevent the extraordinary “spraying” of other social networks. Groups can be used for a wide range of functions within the website.
* Members can post, comment, edit, or delete several kinds of posts on the activity streams and follow other users. Progressive Citizens activity streams provide a quick digest of the recent activity going on within the site or with regard to a particular user.
* Members can create blogs. Progressive Citizens gives administrators and users a full-featured online publishing platform.
* Members can participate in forum discussions. Instead of posting one thing after another in groups, which is usually lost in the news feed speed, we encourage group members to create discussions on relevant topics and others comment on it so that everything that is published is very well organized and can be followed up.
* Members can create projects (in progress right now) and properly organize & track all tasks and projects. We have included advanced time management tools for efficient time tracking and we have made team collaboration more effective than ever. You can get advanced reports for full insights about everything.
What are Progrecit Planned Improvements?
We are just starting out. Over the next few months, we will have the following features and/or sections:
Zoom Conference: The ability to create and host Zoom meetings from groups, with a list of upcoming and past Zoom recordings.
Donations: We are working on allowing members to have fundraising campaigns within ProgreCit Network.
Messages – Live Loading: We want our Messenger to update in real-time, similar to iMessage and WhatsApp. This will make our messenger much more responsive and will allow us to extend it later on with a live chatbox on the site that is in sync with the messenger.
Webs: we want every progressive organization & individual can design, host, maintain and develop their own websites for a very low cost.
Polls: We plan to add the ability to publish polls into activity feeds, for other members to vote on and then view the results.
Hashtags: We plan to add support for #hashtags in the activity feed, allowing members to create their own hashtags and use them in posts to create trending activity.
Schedule Posts: Before the end of the year, we plan to allow Progressive Citizens to create activity posts, which are set to be published at a specific date in the future instead of immediately.
ProgreCit Directory: We pretend to create the largest Progressives Organizations Directory on the web.
ProgreCit Real Estate: a whole sub-website to facilitate our members to buy and sell houses.
… And much more.
What are Progrecit Membership Benefits?
When you become a member, you become a part of the dynamic changes that are transforming our world.
* Connecting with people who think in a similar way, will allow you access to all kinds of resources: to empower your progressive organization, to enrich your life, grow your business, achieve your personal goals, etc. Try to make introductions when you see fit, as members will typically be more willing to help if they see you are actively trying to benefit the community as well.
* Opportunities to influence policies on issues you care about. We are establishing collaboration with many national and international organizations to collectively advance our shared goals and enhance our opportunities for personal/professional development, networking, and advocacy.
* The fight for progress, for what is fair and for improving the world, can sometimes seem like a lonely endeavor. Talking with a mutually-supportive, like-minded network of people, and participating in events, virtually or in the real world, can help you improve your mood and get new ideas.
* Being a progressive person, you can publish your ideas, questions, and suggestions without censorship, and without fear of malicious people reporting and blocking you, as it happens in the main social networks. Our members can interact in protected, secure virtual environments.
* This can help you find new employment and/or new business opportunities. People like to work together or do business with a familiar face, even more, if they share interests and values.
* The greatest value in joining Progressive Citizens comes from the fact that when you engage with other Progressive people, you can find unlimited inspiration. Through active discussions, you will learn from each others’ mistakes, get motivated by each other’s victories, and give and receive much-needed support. Not to mention, that the collaborations that come to fruition thanks to community engagement can yield fresh, exciting innovations that simply can’t be achieved solo.
Let’s Change The Worlds!
We recognize the existence of millions of worlds around us. Each person is his or her own Universe and is at the same time part of many worlds. We all want to change the whole world, but what really counts is to begin by changing our inner world, and the worlds closest to us: our family, neighborhood, school, work, company, town, or city. We must start at the LOCAL level.