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StoryBy

November 17, 2014 12:00 ET

StoryBy at Slush 2014 in Helsinki

StoryBy Offers New Approach to Internet Forums and Shares Revenue With Its Contributors

HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwired - Nov 17, 2014) - StoryBy, a new internet service that challenges traditional internet forums with a glossy magazine-like user experience, has been selected to showcase its service at Slush 2014. StoryBy lets anyone discuss, read and write about topics that they care about. The best part is that StoryBy pays 2/3 of the revenue generated by the service back to its contributors.

"Everyone has a story to tell and is an expert at something, but most don't know how to get their story out there. One in five Internet users contribute to some type of online forum. Yet there is no rich discussion forum today, and it may also feel difficult to create your own blog," says StoryBy CEO, Janne Jormalainen.

StoryBy offers an easy way to start discussions and search and share interesting content -- whether it's ideas, insights, experiences or pictures -- in the format of a visually stunning digital magazine. StoryBy aims to evolve into a leading source for any peer-information.

To Use StoryBy

  • Anyone can browse content on StoryBy at any time without signing up for an account.
  • It's easy to sign up for a free profile on the desktop computer or through a mobile web browser.
  • Registered users can contribute their own stories and help moderate content by commenting and up or down voting other users' stories.
  • To begin a new post, contributors simply click the "write" story button in the main menu or while in the subject and can then share up to 500 words on the subject of their choice. They can add multiple images, videos and web links. Stories can easily be shared to Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
  • Automatic page layouts and template selection for stories keep StoryBy visually-appealing without requiring extensive work from contributors.
  • StoryBy's smart topic-proposal system automatically proposes topics for a new post and organizes the content effectively.

Posts can be commented on and comments replied to. Comments are also ranked in order of popularity.

  • The writer will be rewarded based on the popularity of their story and affiliate commissions generated by all stories within the topic. The amount of credits the stories have accumulated can be seen from the Rewards menu. Users may choose the means of payout between gift cards and money.

"We invite everyone to help us create the world's biggest magazine and pay the users for contributing to building the content. The community earning model is based on affiliate marketing revenues and contextually relevant advertorials, hence the service is free from banner-ads. Two-thirds of this revenue will be shared with StoryBy users," says Jormalainen.

StoryBy is free to use and optimized for both desktop and mobile through Safari, Chrome, Firefox, IE10+, Android and iOS support. Connect with StoryBy at Slush in Helsinki on November 19, 2014, at booth 1.18. 

About StoryBy:
StoryBy is a web-app that uses little posts to create a mighty magazine giving anyone and everyone a voice. Browse through a variety of topics, write your own stories, engage with others and get paid for your contributions -- the experience is entirely up to you. StoryBy was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, USA and Helsinki, Finland. Start exploring your passions today at www.storyby.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Inner Circle Labs for StoryBy
    Melissa Roxas
    T: 415-684-9401
    E: Email Contact