Welcome to Goodpoint, a new way to read and share ideas. We’ll walk you through the basics of how it works.
How articles look
Articles are made of ideas. Click any idea to see its explanation.
An article can have many ideas. The writer will organize them in the way they think makes the most sense.
Decide whenever you want
Clicking the checkmark when you agree with an idea is the fundamental and most important action in the Goodpoint experience.
It is called “believing” because it means the idea will get saved to your user account. This lets others see that you agreed with it.
Additionally, any supporting ideas are tracked with a hollow checkmark. You can find supporting ideas whenever you click to read more about something.
This is done because on Goodpoint, writers can use ideas in multiple articles! By tracking both checked and supporting ones, we can show you whenever they appear again.
See when friends share your beliefs
As you make decisions, Goodpoint tells you if other users are making similar choices. This is called “belief alignment.”
Goodpoint also shows how much of an article you have agreed with. This is called your “alignment” with the article.
We have found that this can help make information easier to evaluate.
Goodpoint always shows you someone who has already agreed with an idea. This is not necessarily the writer – it may just be someone you know, for example.
Agreeing with an idea on Goodpoint means you’re willing to show other users that you believe it.
Forget an idea
To change your decision about an idea or if you think the support is wrong, simply uncheck it.
This has a special purpose on Goodpoint. Forgetting an idea not only removes it from your user account, it also removes any checkmarks from ideas it supports.
This helps writers understand that they may be making a mistake or losing users' interest.
That’s it! This is all you need to know. Please check back periodically as our features and designs are updating regularly.